How To Watch YouTube TV On Xbox One

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In the digital age of streaming services and on-demand entertainment, there are tons of apps and platforms like YouTube TV you can use to enjoy your favorite shows. But navigating so many different ways of using each of these services can be tricky. But the process couldn’t be simpler for viewers with an Xbox One who want to stream YouTube TV from their console. 

You can watch Youtube TV on Xbox One using the YouTube TV application. It’s an easy process and the application can be found in the Xbox Store and is free to download. Before using your app on your console, you must sign up and register for a valid YouTube TV account. 

If you want to learn how to watch your favorite YouTube TV channels directly from your Xbox One, keep reading. This article has a step-by-step guide to help you set up your device and app in no time. 

How To Watch YouTube TV On Xbox One: Step-By-Step Guide

 Before you can start watching YouTube TV on your Xbox One, you’ll need to head to YouTube TV’s site and sign up. To accomplish this, you must create an account and choose the membership plan you want to subscribe to. Then, fill in your details and pay to secure your account. 

When you have an account, you can use these next few steps to get set up. 

Step 1: Navigate To The Store

Turn on your console and sign into your Xbox One profile using a valid Microsoft account. Once you’re on your console’s home screen, go to the Store. If the icon for the Store isn’t on your home screen, you can navigate to My Games and Apps and then click the Apps tab. The icon for the Store should appear under this tab. 

Step 2: Download The YouTube TV App

Once you’re in the Store, go to the Apps section. You can find this by scrolling down on the Store’s homepage or navigating to the Apps screen via the navigation bar on the left side of your screen. The YouTube TV app should appear under the ‘Popular Apps’ tab. But, if it doesn’t, you can use the search bar to find it. 

In the search bar, type in ‘YouTube TV’ and click search. Click on the YouTube TV app icon and download it by clicking the ‘Get it free’ button. The YouTube TV app is free to install, and once you click the button, it should automatically be added to your download queue. 

You can find the download queue under the ‘My Games and Apps’ tab on your Xbox One home screen. Once your download has finished installing, it will disappear from the queue and appear as an icon on your home screen. If not, you can find the app by navigating to My Games and Apps and looking for it under the Apps tab. 

Step 3: Launch The YouTube TV App And Activate Your Account

Click on the YouTube TV app to launch it. You’ll be prompted to sign into your account by sending an activation code to your Xbox One. The activation code will appear on the Xbox One screen. 

Leaving the code up, use your smartphone to navigate to the YouTube TV activation site. Log in using your details. You should receive a prompt asking for the activation code sent to your Xbox One. 

Input the activation code and wait for the app to successfully sign you into your account. 

Step 4: Watch YouTube TV 

After you have been signed in, you can now use your YouTube TV app to watch any available channels whenever you want. In the future, you should automatically be logged into your app upon launching it. However, you can always follow the sign-in prompts again if you have been logged out of your account on your console. 

How To Navigate YouTube TV Using Xbox One Controllers

There are several consoles and devices that you can use to stream YouTube TV. But when using your Xbox One as your streaming platform, you’ll need to know how to navigate the YouTube TV app using your controller or the voice control function. 

Using The Controller

Xbox Ones don’t come with a TV-style remote controller, so you will need to use your controller to find your way around any and all apps you have installed. Including YouTube TV. You can, however, buy Xbox One compatible remote controllers from various brands. 

But assuming you only have your controller, it may be handy to know a few navigational tips and tricks for when you’re streaming YouTube TV. 

You can use the arrow buttons found on the D-pad of your Xbox One controller to scroll through YouTube TV’s available channels and shows. The arrows will move your on-screen selection up, down, left, and right depending on which one you press. 

The A action button on your controller’s right side will help you bring up various controls. You can use these control tools to utilize different features that are enabled with YouTube TV. When you want to return to the previous screen or homepage of the app, you can click the B action button. This action button will take you back to the video browsing section. 

Using Xbox Voice Control

If you use Xbox One’s voice control, you’ll be happy to know that you can use this tool to help control the YouTube TV app. Voice control is generally used in conjunction with certain buttons on your controller. 

You can control the YouTube TV app with the voice control feature by saying ‘Xbox Select.’ Then, you can use your controller and different voice control commands to help you quickly and easily navigate the YouTube TV application. 


YouTube TV is quickly becoming a fan-favorite streaming service. It can be downloaded on multiple consoles and devices, including Xbox One. If you want to stream YouTube TV on your Xbox One, you’ll need to use the app from the Xbox Store. Downloading the YouTube TV app is free, but you will need a subscription to watch YouTube TV’s channels and videos. 

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