Tuesday, April 23, 2024

How to Cast YouTube to TV (Guide 2023)

YouTube is one of the most used applications on one’s mobile phone, whether it is listening to songs, or watching tutorials. The great thing is now you can cast YouTube to your smart TV as well.

In this guide, you will learn how to cast YouTube to TV step-by-step.

Let’s see how to cast YouTube from your mobile phones.

How to Cast YouTube from Phone to TV

How to Cast YouTube to TV
How to Cast YouTube to TV

The following are the simple steps to cast YouTube from phone to TV:

  1. Set up the TV and open the YouTube app on both devices.
  2. A notification will pop up on your YouTube asking you to connect your phone to the TV.
  3. Click on connect.
  4. The video will start playing on TV and it will also open on your phone.
  5. Tap on the icon again and then tap on disconnect.

Pro Tip: Make sure you have logged in through the same google account on both devices.

How to Cast YouTube to TV
How to Cast YouTube to TV

If you don’t get the pop-up, you can follow the below steps :

  1. Open the YouTube app on both TV and phone.           
  2. Tap on the cast sign present at the middle top of the screen.
  3. Go to the settings of your TV and scroll down to link with the TV code.
  4. Click on the cast sign on your phone and then tap to link with the TV code and a code will appear on the screen.
  5. Enter the code and your phone will be connected to your TV.
  6. Tap on the Video that you want to cast.

Note: Make sure you have signed in through your google account on your phone and your TV is connected to the Wi-fi

How do I cast youtube on my tv?

YouTube Cast allows you to enjoy high-definition YouTube streaming on your TV screen. Connecting your device to watch YouTube on your smart TV or streaming device has several ways. You can control YouTube on your TV just by properly clicking your devices such as computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

The steps to cast YouTube to your TV may vary depending on your device. You may need to install specific applications for each type of device. These steps will show you how to cast YouTube to TV on various devices.

Here are the most popular ways to cast YouTube from your iPhone/Laptop/Android to your TV.

  1. AirDroid Cast for Android/Windows/iOS/Mac
  2. Chromecast for Android/Windows
  3. AirPlay for iOS devices 

How to Cast YouTube to the TV from MacBook

Unable to cast YouTube to TV from your MacBook? If you have an apple TV, follow these steps:

  1. Open the browser of your choice.
  2. Click on the AirPlay icon present in the macOS menu bar.
  3. Select your apple TV from the list.
  4. To disconnect, click on the AirPlay icon and select stop AirPlay.

In the case of any other TV, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open YouTube on chrome and select the video that you want to cast.
  2. Click on the three dots present in the top right corner of the browser.
  3. Select cast and then click on your TV from the list.
  4. To disconnect, click again on cast to disconnect.

Tip: Make sure you have signed into YouTube on your MacBook.

Is YouTube Cast Button Missing from Your YouTube App

If your YouTube cast button is missing, then don’t worry, it is just a bug.

If you have an android phone, then you can follow just these simple steps:

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Tap on apps and then YouTube.
  3. Click on force stop and tap on ok to give confirmation.

If you have an iPhone, you can simply close YouTube by swiping it up from the app preview.

Pro Tip: You can also update the app or restart the phone.

Why does YouTube Cast to TV Not Working

If YouTube cast to TV is not working you can do the following:

  1. Check if you have updated the YouTube TV app.
  2. You can first uninstall and then reinstall the app.

What Is Chromecast 

Chromecast is a dongle that converts a TV or a monitor into a smart device when connected through an HDMI port.

There is no monthly subscription, just a one-time investment and you are good to go.

How to Chromecast YouTube from a PC

The following steps will help you cast YouTube from a Pc with the help of Chromecast:

  1. Set up Chromecast to cast YouTube from pc.
  2. Open YouTube.
  3. Click on the Cast icon present on the top of your home screen.
  4. Tap play on Chromecast and the video will start playing.
  5. To disconnect click on the cast icon and tap on disconnect.

Note: Don’t forget to connect the pc to the same Wi-fi network as Chromecast.

How to Cast YouTube from Laptop to TV without Chromecast

You can cast YouTube from your laptop to TV and you don’t need Chromecast for it. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. Click on the three dots present in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the cast.
  4. Then the device name will appear.
  5. Select the video you want to play and tap on play.
  6. To disconnect, click on cast again and click on disconnect.

Why is my Cast button not showing up

Restart your computer or mobile device

If you’re trying to stream from a browser-based streaming service,  always try restarting your browser first. Alternatively, if you’re using an app like Hulu or Netflix on your Android or iOS device, quitting and relaunching the app can also fix the issue.

FAQs: How To Cast YouTube To TV

Can you cast YouTube to any smart TV?

Yes, you just need to follow these quick steps to cast YouTube to any smart TV:

Open the YouTube app →Tap on the cast icon present at the top of the home screen →Select your TV and then the video will start to play.

Why can’t I cast YouTube on my TV?

The following can be the reasons why you are unable to cast YouTube to your TV:

  1. TV is not connected to Wi-fi.
  2. There is some glitch in your YouTube app.

Why is the cast button not showing on YouTube?

The cast button is not showing up due to some glitch in the YouTube app.

You can force-stop the app or uninstall and then reinstall it to get back the button.

You can also update the app.

What does the cast button look like?

The Cast button looks like a small TV screen with a Wi-Fi signal. Depending on which app you’ve selected, you’ll see a Cast button in the top right or left corner of your screen when you open the app. Select the device you want to cast to and tap Cast.

How do I watch YouTube on my smart TV?

Firstly you need to connect your TV to Wi-fi and then You can download the app on your smart TV or you can directly cast it through your phone.


Now that you know how to cast YouTube to TV to phone, PC, and MacBook. With the help of these steps, you can connect your device and watch the videos on a bigger screen for an even better experience.

Kindly let us know in the comments if this helped.

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Rupali Rawat
Rupali Rawat
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