how do i add another tv to my youtube tv

How do I add another TV to my YouTube TV? Some procedures will take place whenever you want to add a new device to your YouTube TV account.

Depending on the device and the authorization needed, the method might change.

Usually, all you need is to log in with your credentials. Otherwise, you can add a device through the service’s site or Google Assistant. However, suppose the TV doesn’t support the app natively. You will want to use Chromecast, a similar streaming device, or even a game console.

All the methods described above are simple to follow. The guide below will teach all of them.

After that, you can choose the one that sounds more convenient.

How Do I Add Another TV To My YouTube TV?

how to add another tv to youtube tv

How to add another tv to my YouTube TV account? Adding another TV to your YouTube TV account is a simple process that allows you to watch YouTube TV on multiple TVs in your home.

You will need a device compatible with YouTube TV, such as a smart TV, streaming device, or game console, and a stable internet connection. 

Can you add more devices to YouTube TV? You definitely can. Just remember that only three devices can access your account simultaneously. 

For example, if you are watching on your phone, and two other people in the house are watching on two other devices, that’s the limit.

Method #1: Log In To A Compatible Smart TV

log in to a smart tv

If your smart TV is brand new, nothing will stop you from logging into the YouTube TV account.

There is no limit to how many devices you wish to connect, so just go ahead. 

Suppose you don’t remember how the process goes because you are not so much of a techie.

We got you covered:

  1. Navigate to the app store or channel store
  2. Search for “YouTube TV” 
  3. Select the app from the results.
  4. Select “Install”  

Alright, now you have the app! Once the app is installed, open it from the home screen or app menu.

First, you will need to enter your account credentials. After that, you can go back to watching your favorite shows.

Note: Your TV doesn't need to be brand new to work with YouTube TV. The method above will work if it has an app store or something similar. If it doesn't, check other methods.

Method #2: Connect Via Google Assistant

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Does your TV have Google Assistant, or does it control your TV? Then we will teach the coolest method to add a new device to your YouTube TV account.

Here are the steps:

  1. Stay close to your Google Assistant device
  2. Say, “Google, sign into my YouTube TV account.”
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the process

Once the device is added to your account, you can use voice commands to control YouTube TV.

For example, you can request to watch shows or turn on any channel with voice commands.

Suppose you have any issues adding a device to your account using Google Assistant.

In that case, you can contact YouTube TV’s customer support for assistance.

Method #3: Use Chromecast

Suppose your TV is a bit old already. Some of the first few Smart TVs could connect to Netflix and PrimeVideo only and lacked an app store.

In that case, Chromecast helps your TV feel like new.

use chromecast

Chromecast connects seamlessly with YouTube TV and turns your old TV into a modern Smart TV.

So here is how to add your TV to YouTube TV with Chromecast:

  1. Open the YouTube TV app on your phone or tablet
  2. Tap the Cast icon in the top right corner of the app.
  3. Select the Chromecast device you want to use from the list of available devices.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the setup process.

Now the device is added to your account! So you can watch your favorite shows on your old TV without worries.

Method #4: Use A Gaming Console

Suppose the second TV where you want to watch YouTube TV is a bit old and doesn’t have access to the app.

However, there is a modern Xbox or PlayStation connected to it. In that case, it is possible to download the YTTV app on the console.

Access On Xbox

It is possible to access YouTube TV on these Xbox devices: 

access it on the xbox
  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S
  • Xbox One 
  • Xbox One S
  • Xbox One X

Ensure you have any of the above, as the app is not available for the Xbox 360.

Here are the steps to access YouTube TV on an Xbox console that is connected to a TV:

  1. Go to the “Apps” tab.
  2. Scroll down to the “Entertainment” section 
  3. Select “YouTube TV.”
  4. Follow the prompts to download and install 
  5. Open the app
  6. Select “Sign In” 
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions
Alert: If that is not your Xbox (but rather a friend's or family member's), remember to log off when you are no longer watching. Or else your credentials will be saved.

Access On PlayStation

It is equally easy to access YouTube TV on a PlayStation. The method below should work both for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

  1. Go to the “TV & Video” tab.
  2. Scroll down to the “Apps” section
  3. Select “YouTube TV.”
  4. Follow the prompts to download and install
  5. Open it from the home screen
  6. Select “Sign In” 

Method #5: Add A Device Through The Site

add device through the site

Suppose you have trouble connecting using some of the steps above. For example, the device is compatible, but you are blocked from logging in. 

In that case, it is worth trying to add the device through the site. Then, your next login attempt will be allowed.

What Are The Compatible Devices?

Here are the types of devices you can add using the site:

  1. Smart TVs
  2. Streaming devices (such as a Chromecast or Roku)
  3. Game consoles (such as a PlayStation or Xbox)
  4. Blu-ray players
  5. Home theater systems

How To Allow The Selected Device

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Next, let’s check what you can do to finally add your device to your account:

  1. Go to the YouTube TV website
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. Tap the three lines in the superior left corner
  4. Choose “Settings” 
  5. Look for “Devices”  
  6. Select “Manage devices.”
  7. Choose “Add a device.”
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions

After following the steps above, you must be able to add virtually any device you want.

Sometimes YouTube TV might suspect unauthorized users are trying to access your account.

By adding a device through the site, such suspicion is utterly eliminated.

Tip: This method is also useful when you want to add a new device not in your household without disclosing credentials.

Method #6: Use Your Phone App

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The method we are about to teach will allow you to add a new smart TV to your phone. Then, you can watch YouTube TV on it while using the phone as a remote control.

First of all, you must have the YTTV app on your phone.

Then follow the steps:

  1. Open the YouTube TV app on your phone
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines to open the main menu.
  3. Tap “Settings”
  4. Tap “Paired TVs”
  5. Tap “Add a TV”
  6. Follow the next instructions

Ensure that you proceed until the end. Afterward, your TV will be able to reproduce all your favorite YTTV shows.

Note: This method is excellent when you are not at home and want to watch on a TV without entering credentials.

What We Learned

How do I add another TV to my YouTube TV? First, you must ensure that you are attempting to log into a compatible device.

If the TV can’t download the YouTube TV app, you must use some streaming device with it.

Further, accessing YouTube TV on your older TV with an Xbox or PlayStation is possible.

Nicole B