How to Activate YouTube using Youtube.com/activate

There’s no other platform like YouTube that allows viewers to watch the content of every type in one single place. This is certainly not an exaggeration! From informative tutorials to movies, YouTube has everything under one roof. Naturally, most of us prefer watching YouTube on our phone itself but there are times when we come across some content that we feel like watching with our family and in some cases with friends too or there are times when we simply seek for a bigger screen to watch our favorite shows. 

Now, the question arises, how to Activate YouTube on TVs? Well, with devices like Roku, Kodi, Xbox One, PS3, or later, Amazon Fire Stick, you can watch YouTube on your TV effortlessly. All you need to do is visit ‘’youtube.com/activate’’ to activate your YouTube account on media players or consoles and you’re good to go. Moreover, if you have the latest Smart TV model, then connecting YouTube to your Smart TV becomes far easier as you don’t have to toil for the activation process.  

How to Activate YouTube using Youtube.com/activate

Let’s see how the Activation process goes like!

Activating YouTube on Smart TVs

If your Smart TV model supports YouTube App, then it’s just a matter of a few steps for you to activate YouTube on your Smart TV. However, before you begin with the activation process, make sure you’ve installed the app already.   

How to Activate YouTube using Youtube.com/activate

So this is how you can activate YouTube on Smart TVs using Youtube.com/activate:

  1. Open your YouTube app on your Smart TV
  2. Click on the Gear icon on the left side and select Click Sign-in option
  3. It will display an eight-digit code. Note it down or keep this screen open
  4. Visit www.youtube.com/activate from your laptop or phone
  5. Enter your Google account information and sign in
  6. Enter the 8 digit code to proceed. Allow and continue if you get any prompts

Activate YouTube on Roku

Even though Roku officially supports YouTube apps, you’ll have to activate YouTube on Roku using youtube.com/activate for personalized content suggestions and channel support.

You can Activate YouTube on Roku in a few minutes, it’s pretty simple. 

Follow the below-mentioned steps to activate YouTube on Roku:

(Note: Before you begin with the process, make sure that you’ve connected your Roku to Wi-Fi network). 

  1. Connect your Roku to your TV and sign in to your Roku account. 
  2. Go to your Home Screen by pressing the Home button on your Roku remote
  3. Select ‘Channel Store’ from the available options and press Ok from your remote
  4. After that, go to Top Free option and select YouTube in the list and then press Ok from your remote
  5. Now, click on the Add Channel button and press Ok from your remote. This will add YouTube to your Roku channels (this might take a while).
  6. To check whether YouTube has been added to your channel’s list, simply press the Home button and go to My Channels. 
  7. Now, navigate to My Channels and select the YouTube channel to proceed
  8. Select the Gear icon on the left side of the YouTube channel
  9. Select Sign in and enter your Google/YouTube account information if it asks for credentials. 
  10. Now, Roku will give you an 8-digit code. Note it down somewhere or keep the screen open for a while
  11. After this, go to youtube.com/activate from your laptop or smartphone and enter your Google account information to sign in
  12. After entering the 8 digit code, you can proceed further 
  13. Click on the option that says ‘Allow Access’. This will eventually activate the YouTube app 

Activate YouTube on Apple TV

To activate YouTube on Apple TV you’ll have to download and install the YouTube app on your Apple TV. To do so, open the app store and search for YouTube. Once you’ve installed YouTube, you can proceed with the activation process. Just follow the below-mentioned steps and you’re to go.

  1. Launch the YouTube app on the Apple TV
  2. Go to Sign in & settings
  3. Sign in to your account using the option provided in the Settings menu
  4. Go to youtube.com/activate from your laptop or smartphone
  5. Now, enter your Google account information and sign in
  6. This will lead you to a selection screen. Over there,  select your Google+ account or page that is associated with your YouTube Channel.
  7. After that, enter the code provided by the YouTube app to proceed. This will complete the activation process.

Activate YouTube on PlayStation 3 or later

Other than playing a wide range of games on PlayStation, you can also use it as a medium to activate YouTube on your TV. Follow these steps to find out how:

  1. Open the YouTube app on the PlayStation.Download the YouTube App from your PlayStation Store if you don’t have the app installed.
  2. Go to Sign-in & settings once you have opened the app
  3. Select the Sign-in option.
  4. The YouTube app will now display an eight-digit code. Note it down or keep the screen open
  5. Visit www.youtube.com/activate from your laptop or smartphone.
  6. Enter your Google account information and sign in
  7. Enter the eight-digit code you saw on the TV screen, and proceed. Allow and continue if you get any prompts

Activate YouTube on Kodi

Kodi, formerly known as XBMC is a software used for media playing. If you want to activate YouTube on your Kodi, you’ll have to install the YouTube plugin first. 

Here’s how you can activate YouTube on your Kodi device.

  1. First of all,  locate the option Add-ons and select Install from Repository/Get Add-ons
  2. Select Kodi Add-on Repository
  3. Use the option Video Add-ons
  4. Select YouTube and click on install now. Once installed, go to Videos and select Add-ons
  5. Open the YouTube app and select Sign in
  6. Now, you will get an eight-digit verification code on your screen. Note it down somewhere or keep the screen open for a while
  7. Open the webpage youtube.com/activate on your laptop or phone 
  8. Then enter your Google account information and sign in
  9. Enter the eight-digit code to proceed. This will Activate YouTube on Kodi

Activate YouTube on Xbox One 

To activate YouTube on Xbox One, you’ll have to download and install the YouTube app from the app store.   

Once installed, follow these steps:

  1. Open YouTube on the Xbox
  2. Go to Sign in & settings
  3. Select Sign in and then press the X 
  4. The YouTube app will give you an eight-digit code. Note it down somewhere or keep the screen open for a while
  5. Visit the webpage youtube.com/activate from your laptop or phone
  6. Enter your Google account information and sign in
  7. Now, enter the eight-digit code displayed on Xbox and proceed
  8. Click on Allow and proceed if you see a confirmation prompt asking for confirmation

Activate YouTube on Samsung TV

Activating YouTube on Samsung TV involves super easy steps and is fastest among all the other methods. 

To activate YouTube account on Samsung TV, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Smart TV app store on Samsung TV
  2. Look for the YouTube app and open it
  3.  Once opened, you’ll get an eight-digit activation code on your TV screen
  4. Go to youtube.com/activate from your laptop or phone
  5. Enter your Google account information and sign in
  6.  Now, enter the code that the YouTube app gave you and proceed
  7.  Click on Allow and proceed if you see a confirmation prompt asking for confirmation if you want Samsung TV to access your account

Activate YouTube on Amazon Fire Stick

If you’ve Amazon Fire Stick, you can easily connect YouTube to your TV and enjoy services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video within a few minutes.

Follow the steps down below to activate your YouTube account on the Amazon Fire Stick:

  1. Press the home button on the Amazon Fire TV remote,
  2. Go to the Amazon app store, search for YouTube, and install it.
  3. Sign in to your YouTube account if you haven’t already
  4. You will get an eight-digit verification code on your screen. Note it down somewhere or keep the screen open for a while
  5. Visit www.youtube.com/activate on your laptop or phone. Before continuing, log in to your YouTube account
  6. Now, enter the code you saw on the TV screen, and proceed. Allow and continue if you get any prompts

FAQs

How do you enter a YouTube code?

  1. Open the YouTube app on your smartphone or laptop.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Type in the code from your TV.

How do I activate YouTube activation?

Open YouTube on your device > Go to Settings > Click on the option ‘Link device’ > You will now see an activation code for youtube.com > Enter the code and connect new devices to connect with each other.

Conclusion

So these were the different methods by which you can activate YouTube on multiple devices. If you face any difficulty while trying any of these methods out, simply check the internet connection or try logging out and logging in multiple times with your YouTube account. 

Also, if in case, you don’t have the app installed, you’ll have to download it from the store itself.


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