How To Activate YouTube Using youtube.com/activate

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Learn how to activate YouTube on your smart devices by using youtube.com/activate. There are native apps for Apple TV, PlayStation, and Xbox. Most Smart TVs, Roku, and other streaming media players also have apps for YouTube.

Activate YouTube – A 6 Step Easy To Follow Picture Guide

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Open the YouTube app on your TV or other device (Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, etc.).

  1. Launch YouTube App.

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  2. Use your remote to select the “Sign In” icon. Select “Sign In.”

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  3. On your mobile or PC, go to youtube.com/activate, and enter the activation code when prompted.

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  4. Click “Allow” to accept YouTube’s terms and conditions.

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  5. When you complete the sign-in process, you’ll see the confirmation screen in the app.

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  6. Enjoy your favorite videos on the big screen.

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Things To Consider When Activating YouTube

Please note, the URL is not youtube.com forward slash activate, it is youtube com backslash activate. It looks like “youtube.com/activate” (youtube com activate).

Also, since as Google owns the video-streaming platform, it redirects to https://accounts.google.com/. And, you see the below page (don’t be alarmed, you are in the right place).

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How To Activate YouTube Using youtube.com/activate

How To Activate YouTube On Roku

Do you need to know how to activate YouTube on a Roku Streaming Stick? It’s easy! Go to youtube.com/activate and sign in to your Youtube account to sync with your Roku stick. Here’s what to do!

  • Connect your Roku to your TV and sign in to your Roku account. A Wi-Fi connection is necessary.
  • Go to your Home Screen by pressing the Home button on your Roku’s remote.
  • Select Channel Store and press Ok on your remote.
  • Go to Top Free and choose YouTube then press Ok on your remote.
  • Choose the option to Add Channel.
  • Wait a while for it to appear in your channels.
  • To check, press the Home button and go to My Channels.
  • The YouTube channel should be on your channel’s list.
  • Select and open the YouTube Channel.
  • Select the Gear icon on the left side of the YouTube Channel.
  • Choose Sign in and enter your Google/YouTube account information (If it asks).
  • An 8-digit code appears on your screen.
  • Go to youtube.com/activate on your laptop or phone.
  • Enter your Google account information and select sign in.
  • Enter the 8 digit code that your Roku gave you in the box on the screen and proceed.
  • Click Allow access if it asks for permission.

That’s it. You activated YouTube on your Roku. Go ahead and browse your playlist and favorite videos.

How To Activate YouTube On Samsung TV

Do you want to connect your Samsung Smart TV to YouTube? YouTube is free for your Smart TV.

  • Press the Smart Hub Button on your Samsung TV.
  • Go to Sign in & settings on your Samsung TV.
  • Select Sign in to your YouTube account.
  • The app then gives you a code.
  • Go to Google’s activation website from your laptop or phone.
  • Enter your Google account information and sign in.
  • A selection page may appear. But, all you need to do is select your Google+ account or page that you use with your YouTube account.
  • Enter the code that the YouTube app gave you and proceed.
  • Click Allow access if the option appears.

That’s it! You can now watch YouTube on your Samsung Smart TV as you would on any computer. But, you get to view it on a bigger screen with more detail and quality.

How To Connect YouTube To Apple TV

For Apple TV users, you need to go to youtube.com/activate and do the same as you would with a Smart TV.

You enter the code in the input box as any other device. But, getting to the sign in settings is a bit different on Apple TV.

Step 1: Find the activation code and sign in

  1. Go to the Sign in screen in the YouTube app and stay on this screen until you’ve completed the remaining steps.
  2. Visit youtube.com/activate on your computer or mobile device.
  3. Sign in when prompted. If you have more than one Google accounts, please select the account you use with YouTube. If you’re already signed in, skip to the steps below.

Step 2: Select your channel

A list of Google identities associated with your YouTube account may appear.

Step 3: Complete the activation process

  1. Once you’ve selected an account, enter the activation code shown in the YouTube app on your TV.
  2. Click Allow access and wait for the confirmation screen in the app.

How To Get YouTube On A Smart TV

For all other Smart TVs, here’s how to get the YouTube app on your Smart TV.

  • Open your YouTube app on your Smart TV. If not already installed, get it from your TV’s app store.
  • Then, click on the Gear icon on the left side of the screen.
  • Select Sign in.
  • It will give you an 8 digit code.
  • Go to the activation website on your laptop or phone.
  • Enter your Google account information and select sign in.
  • Enter the code that the YouTube app gave you and proceed.
  • Click Allow access if it asks for permission.

Easy right? If you’re still having trouble signing in or getting YouTube to work on any of your devices, leave us a comment.

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