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Quick Look: YouTube on Roku gives you access to all of the videos found on the YouTube website, and you don't need to create or sign into a YouTube to view them. However, linking the Roku channel to your YouTube account offers a much better viewing experience, including access to your playlists, subscriptions, and recommendations based on your watch history. Whether signed in or not, the YouTube Rok channel will provide recommendations under the categories of News, Music, Gaming, and Movies.

If you find browsing and searching to be frustrating on the Roku app, pull out your smart phone or tablet and use the "Send to TV" function. After linking your Roku to your YouTube account, you'll find a small casting icon with each video you watch on your mobile device. Click on this icon and the video will immediately play on your Roku-connected TV. This turns your mobile device into a remote control for your YouTube Roku channel.

-- Information is current as of December 23, 2019

Developer's Channel Description: YouTube your way on the biggest screen in the house, from a playlist of music videos to your favorite comedy channels. Send videos from your phone to your TV when they're sharing a Wi-Fi connection. Find a video on your YouTube app, click the TV icon that appears, and it instantly plays on your TV.

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CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Web Video

DEVELOPER: Google

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