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How to Activate YouTube TV using tv.youtube.com/start

This article would give you the easiest guide on how to activate YouTube TV on all devices using tv.youtube.com/start.

YouTube TV is a paid membership streaming platform. It offers live TV from major broadcast networks and Unlimited DVR space. YouTube TV also provides top-rated videos on YouTube, exclusive YouTube Originals, and various shows from YouTube creators.

To activate YouTube TV using tv.youtube.com/start, you would need to sign up and subscribe to YouTube TV using your mobile device or PC. This sign-up and subscription process is important as it would give you access to activating your YouTube TV account.

Please note that YouTube TV is a paid subscription service that costs around $64.99 monthly. On this plan, you would have access to up to +85 channels. YouTube also offers a free plan for its new subscribers. You however have to enter your credit card details to have access to this.

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Sign Up to YouTube using tv.youtube.com/start

To start watching YouTube TV using tv.youtube.com on your device or smartphone, you need to sign up to the streaming service using your web browser. During sign-up, you would be requested to enter your ZIP code and credit card details. You can also have access to a free trial when you start. To sign up, simply follow these procedures:

  1. On your web browser, visit tv.youtube.com start. You can use your mobile device or PC.
  2. Click on the free trial button.
  3. Enter your Google account.
  4. Confirm your home location by entering your ZIP code in the space provided.
  5. Once you’ve done that, you would have access to YouTube on Free trial.

You can however have full access to YouTube the moment you subscribe. To do this you need to visit tv.youtube.com and choose a subscription plan. You would be asked to enter your credit card details and other information. You can select one of any three plans available on the website.

How to activate YouTube TV on Roku using tv.youtube.com/start

You can activate and start watching YouTube TV on Roku as long as you’ve signed up and subscribed to the streaming service. If you haven’t you should do this on mobile before attempting to activate your device. You also need to be sure your device is supported by YouTube TV. Here is the list of supported Roku devices that can stream Youtube TV:

Supported Roku Devices: All Roku TVs, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Ultra, Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick+ HE, Roku Streaming Stick (3600x and newer models), Roku Express/Express+, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x), and Roku 2 (4210x)

Activation Process

  • From your Roku device home screen, visit the Roku channels store.
  • On the Roku channels Store, use the search icon to search for YouTube. 
  • Once found, click and download it. (You may not find YouTube TV from the results so just download the YouTube app instead)
  • Go to your channels list and launch the YouTube app.
  • Once launched, in the menu list on the left part of the screen, select “Watch YouTube TV”
  • Once selected, YouTube TV would be opened and you would be granted an activation code.
  • Simply visit tv.youtube.com/start and enter the activation code in the space provided.
  • You would be requested to sign in to your Google account. 
  • Once done, your account would automatically be activated and you can start streaming on YouTube TV Live  

How to activate YouTube TV on Fire TV/Fire Stick tv.youtube.com/start

You can stream YouTube Tv on your Fire Tv/ Fire Stick device once you download the app. You also have to make sure you have subscribed to YouTube TV. You also need to confirm that your Fire TV/ Fire Stick device is supported by YouTube TV. See the list of compatible Fire TV/ Fire Stick devices:

Supported Fire TV/Fire Stick devices: Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen), Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, all-new Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Cube (1st Gen), and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs

Activation Process

  • From your Fire TV/ Fire Stick home screen, visit the Amazon Apps Store.
  • On the Amazon Apps Store, search for YouTube TV. Once you’ve found the app, just download and install it. 
  • Once installed, launch the app on your device.
  • You would be given a code and asked to activate it on tv.youtube.com/start
  • Simply grab your mobile device or PC and enter the website tv.youtube.com/start on your web browser.
  • On the website, enter the activation code in the box provided.
  • Once you’ve entered the activation code, your device would automatically be connected to YouTube TV and you can start streaming.

How to activate YouTube TV on Apple Tv using tv.youtube.com/start

You can activate YouTube TV on supported Apple TV devices provided you have an active subscription and you have signed up to the app. Ensure your Apple TV device is also supported by YouTube TV. You can check out supported Apple TV devices here

Supported Apple Devices: Apple TV (4th generation) and Apple TV 4K

Activation Process

  • From your Apple TV Home Screen, visit your Apps Store.
  • On your Apps Store, use the search icon to search for YouTube TV.
  • Once you’ve found the app, simply download it.
  • Once you’ve downloaded, visit your Apps list and launch the app.
  • Once you’ve launched the app, you would be given an activation code and prompted to activate your device on tv.youtube.com/start
  • Visit tv.youtube.com/start using your mobile device or PC.
  • On the website, enter your activation code in the space provided.
  • Once entered, your Apple TV would automatically be activated and you can start streaming.

How to activate YouTube TV on Xbox using tv.youtube.com/start

You can also stream Youtube Tv on your Xbox console. All you have to do is make sure you download YouTube TV to your device. You also need to make sure you are subscribed to YouTube TV and have an account with them. You also need to be sure your Xbox device is supported by Xbox. below is the list of supported devices by Xbox:

Supported Xbox Devices: Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Xbox One

Activation Process

  • From your Xbox Home Screen, visit the Microsoft Store.
  • On the Microsoft Store, use the search icon to find YouTube TV
  • Once found, click on it and install YouTube TV on your device.
  • Once installed, launch the app.
  • After launching the app, you would be requested to activate your account using an activation code.
  • Using your mobile device or PC, visit tv.youtube.com/start.
  • On the website, enter your activation code in the space provided.
  • Once entered your Xbox console would automatically be activated and you can start streaming on YouTube TV.

How to activate YouTube TV on Android TV using tv.youtube.com/start

Activating YouTube on Android TV can be done in a few easy steps. Just make sure you have signed up and subscribed to YouTube TV on your device. Note however that Android TV operating on mobile device Android OS cannot stream YouTube TV.

Supported Android TV: All Android TV except those running a mobile version of Android.

Activation Process

  • From your Android TV Home Screen, visit Google Play Store.
  • From Google Play Store, use the search icon to search for YouTube TV.
  • Once found, select the app and download it to your device.
  • Once installed on your device, simply launch the app.
  • Once you launched the app, you would be requested to activate the app on tv.youtube.com/start
  • Simply grab your mobile device or PC and visit tv.youtube.com/start
  • On the website, enter your activation code in the box provided. 
  • Once entered click activate and your device would be automatically connected to YouTube TV.

How to activate YouTube TV on PlayStation using tv.youtube.com/start

YouTube TV can also be streamed live on PlayStation once you have an active subscription. Just be sure to download the app to your PlayStation device. To download the app, simply follow the steps below

Supported PlayStation devices: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Activation Process

  • From your PlayStation Home screen, visit the PlayStation Store
  • From the PlayStation Store, simply search for YouTube TV
  • Once found, download the app to your PlayStation device.
  • Once downloaded launch the app, you would be provided with an activation code.
  • Visit tv.youtube.com/start using your mobile device or PC
  • Once on the website, enter the activation code in the box provided.
  • Once entered, click “Activate”.
  • You would be asked to sign in to your YouTube TV account.
  • Once done, your subscription status would be reviewed and your device would be activated. 

How to activate YouTube on Samsung Smart TV using tv.youtube.com/start

YouTube TV can also be streamed on all models of Samsung Smart TV that is version 2016 or newer. To stream YouTube TV on Samsung TV, follow these steps.

  • From your Samsung TV Home screen, visit the Samsung TV Smart Hub.
  • On the Samsung Smart Hub, use the search icon to search for YouTube TV.
  • Download on your Samsung Smart TV once found.
  • Launch the app on your Samsung Smart TV.
  • Once on the app, you would be given an activation code and asked to visit tv.youtube.com/start to activate your device.
  • Using your mobile or PC, visit tv.youtube.com/start and enter the activation code in the box provided.
  • Once entered, click activate.
  • You would be asked to sign in to your YouTube account, please do so.
  • Once your subscription status has been reviewed you would be granted instant access to stream on YouTube TV.

Other devices supported by YouTube TV 

  • TiVo Stream 4K
  • All Vizio SmartCast TVs
  • LG smart TVs (2016 models and newer)
  • Chromecast with Google TV devices
  • iPhone & iPad
  • Android

YouTube TV is also supported on the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

How to fix tv.youtube.com/start activation not working.

YouTube TV would normally activate once you’ve completed the required activation process. However, some factors might cause activation not to work on your device. This happens not every time but in case it happens, how do you identify the problem and how do you solve it.

  1. A wrong activation code: A wrong activation cause is a major reason why the activation process might fail. Please ensure you used the right code.
  2. An expired Activation code: Activation codes only take a few moments before they expire. Ensure you use the code in time.
  3. Caches issues: Clear caches, too many caches in browsing history could hinder the activation process. You can however browse in incognito mode.
  4. Try Disabling your browsers ads blocker
  5. Uninstall and Reinstall the app if activation still doesn’t work.

YouTube TV is a great streaming service that gives you varieties of channels to watch. By simply following these activation processes, you can enjoy the full benefit of YouTube TV and gain access to all your favorite YouTube Tv content. If this post was helpful, be sure to let us know in the comments. You may also want to check out how to cancel YouTube TV free trial.

 

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