Youtube.com Activate – Easiest Steps To Get Code on Smart TV

YouTube is one of the best online video-sharing platforms to find videos on all the topics. Google also offers the YouTube Kids app featuring only the human-curated content. Both the YouTube apps are supported by the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K models. For accessing personal recommendations, subscriptions, or history, users need to activate their Apple TV YouTube app. Unlike its mobile app, the sign-in process on the YouTube app for Apple TV is vague and confusing.

According to YouTube, over 70 percent of the total watch time comes from mobile devices. Still, some of the content available on YouTube has to be experienced on a much larger screen. The standard YouTube app includes a wide range of content, including music videos, movie trailers, and content from individual creators. As the names suggest, the YouTube Kids app comes with a variety of kids-related content. Additionally, it also has strict parental controls.

Without signing in, users will be missing out on the personalized recommendations and previously watched videos. Google offers a few different ways of singing into the YouTube app. The best and more efficient way is to sign in using the smartphone. The smartphone has to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV to choose this method. Also, make sure you have already signed in to YouTube app on your smartphone.

Activating YouTube on Apple TV using Youtube mobile app on a smartphone

  • Install and open the YouTube app on Apple TV. Since there is also a YouTube TV app for watching live TV, make sure to download the correct one.
  • Select the option to “Sign in with your phone.”
  • If you are already using the YouTube app on your Apple TV, go to settings and select “Link with Wi-Fi.
  • Now, open the YouTube app on your smartphone and tap on your account at the top right corner. A new screen showing the “Signing in to the YouTube app on TV” option will pop-up automatically. (If the pop-up didn’t appear, reconnect to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.)
  • Tap on the blue button at the bottom of your smartphone screen.
  • Once the Apple TV and your smartphone are successfully connected, tap on “Allow” in the allow account access screen.
  • Now, the YouTube app on your Apple TV is successfully signed in. It will take a few seconds to sync all your data.

Activating YouTube on Apple TV using Youtube.com on a computer

  • Install and open the YouTube app on Apple TV. Since there is also a YouTube TV app for watching live TV, make sure to download the correct one.
  • Select the option to “Sign in with your phone.”
  • If you are already using the YouTube app on your Apple TV, go to settings and select “Link with TV code.”
  • In the “Sign in using the YouTube mobile app” screen, select the “Try another way” option at the bottom.
  • Now, go to www.youtube.com/activate in the browser of your computer (or smartphone).
  • Enter the code displayed on your Apple TV screen and tap next.
  • Now, sign in to your preferred Google account.
  • On the next page, it will confirm the device is successfully connected.

Activating YouTube Kids on Apple TV using phone or computer

  • Install and open the YouTube Kids app on Apple TV.
  • Enter the year of birth of the child to receive age-appropriate content.
  • While you can choose not to sign in, linking with a kids account will help in easily finding the interesting content.
  • Once you decided to sign in, go to www.kids.youtube.com/activate on your smartphone or computer browser and enter the code shown on your Apple TV.
  • Now, select the existing profile, or else go to YouTube Kids mobile app or website to create a new profile for your child.

If the above two options didn’t work for you, select the “Sign in on your TV” and enter your Google account’s user id and password. Once logged in, you can browse through all the videos based on personal recommendations. The subscriptions tab will show all the latest videos from all your subscribed channels. You can even find personal playlists, liked videos, and history in the YouTube app on your Apple TV.

Are you using Apple TV 4K? In that case, the YouTube app is now capable of playing videos in 4K UHD resolution. However, it is currently limited to 30fps with SDR content. Hopefully, the app will soon also support 4K 60fps and HDR.

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