If you have an Apple TV then the probability that the YouTube app is on there is also very high. After all, that app is always on top of the charts of the App Store. That is not surprising, because on the largest video platform in the world there is always an exciting movie, funny sketch or a groovy music video.
YouTube Apple TV
Recently the YouTube app got a big update with a completely new appearance and some new features. Previously the app looked pretty ‘ordinary’, it could just as well have been a standard app of the Apple TV. The new version looks much more like the YouTube app of game consoles and various smart TVs. The navigation no longer happens in a bar at the top, but on the side. In addition, there is a new video player that works differently than in other Apple TV apps. Reason enough for an extensive workshop on YouTube on the Apple TV.
1. To the App Store
YouTube is no longer standard on the Apple TV, but is a separate app in the App Store, where it is almost always at the top of ‘Hit lists> Top free’.
First a short overview of the app: at the top is the search bar, underneath different categories, such as ‘Most recent’ or ‘Music’. The accompanying videos appear below it.
On the left is the sidebar: here you find again the search function, the home screen ‘Home’ and the Settings You can also “Log in” with your Google account.
4. Log in
Do you already use YouTube on your iPhone or iPad? Then you just have to open that app to log in with the same account. Make sure both devices are logged in on the same network.
5. Other way
No YouTube app at hand Choose ‘Try it in a different way’ and Follow the steps to complete the YouTube sign-in procedure on your Apple TV via your Mac.
Now you can subscribe to a YouTube channel. This works in two ways: search for a channel directly (these have round icons) and then choose ‘Subscribe’ in the upper right corner
7. From a light
Are you watching a video and do you want to take a subscription from there? over the touchpad of the Siri Remote and choose ‘More options’ In that menu you will also find the ‘Subscribe’ button
8. Even more options
About that menu ‘More options’ spoken: here you find all possibilities of YouTube in the browser. For example, switch on the subtitles or give a video a thumbs up.
The subtitles are not only switched on or off, you adapt them exactly to your wishes. Choose a font, text color, background color or make the subtitles transparent.