How to Activate YouTube on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV


YouTube TV is now the most popular streaming service in the United States, with over 5 million subscribers. The easy-to-use interface, unique features, competitive pricing, and Google’s heavy marketing have contributed to YouTube TV’s success in American markets. 

Here, we present the step-by-­step method for activating the app on various platforms, including Roku, Xbox One, Apple TV, Fire TV, Firestick, PS3, Samsung TV, Kodi Box, Nintendo Switch, and others. Let us look at the steps and see if we can fix problems by following them.

How to Activate YouTube on Smart Device?

To access the YouTube app on your Roku or Apple TV and Fire TV, go to, enter the code from the TV, and follow the instructions. 

You need to have a Google account. You are required to use one.

Activate YouTube on Roku –

Let’s begin the activation process for your Roku device. The official YouTube channel is available on Roku. Follow the steps and complete the activation process easily.

  1. Activate the Roku device. Click on the “Home” button; you can get to the home screen. 
  2. The “Streaming Channels” option can be accessed by pressing the down arrow button. 
  3. You will see another choice, “Search Channels,” underneath this. 
  4. Visit the “Roku Channel Store” next. Click “OK” after locating the “YouTube” app. 
  5. You must now click the “Add channel” option to add the app to your device. 
  6. On the “OK” button, click. As a result, the channel should be added to the Roku channel list. It has not yet been triggered, though. 
  7. Visit the Roku home page to turn it on. 
  8. Open the app by going to “My Channels“, and by clicking it enter the same username and password if you are prompted to sign in. You will get a unique Activation Code following sign-in. 
  9. After writing down the code, go to
  10. Click the “Next” button after you have typed the code into the appropriate field. 
  11. The YouTube account you want to use is up to you. Only then will you click “Allow access“. 
  12. Your Roku device will then have finished activating the YouTube app.

Your device should be ready to start within moments.

Activate YouTube on Fire TV

To download the YouTube app on your Amazon Fire TV device, follow these steps: 

  1. From your device’s home screen, access the “Amazon Store“. 
  2. After finding the “YouTube” channel, press the “OK” button. 
  3. Click on the download button to add the app to your Fire TV device and click “OK.” 
  4. To activate the app, you need to sign in using the credentials – username and password and submit the same. 
  5. After signing in, you will receive a unique Activation Code. Note down the code and navigate to
  6. For the activation process to be finished, all you must do is enter the code and press the “Next” button. 

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Activate YouTube on Apple TV

  1. On your Apple TV, go to the “App Store” and search for the “YouTube” app. 
  2. Once you find it, click on the “Get” button and the “OK” button. 
  3. Return to the screen and click on the app to open it. 
  4. If it prompts you to sign in using your credentials (username and password), do so. After signing in, you will receive Activation Code
  5. Save this code. On your computer, open your favourite browser and visit Enter the code and click on the “Next” button. 
  6. Choose your Google Account and then allow access.

There you go! Your device is activated.

YouTube on Xbox One

  1. To get started, search your Xbox One device for the YouTube app in the application store. 
  2. After installation, access the “Sign in & Settings” option. Enter your sign-in details and click on your controller’s “X” option. 
  3. You will receive Activation Code – note it down! 
  4. Next, open your computer or mobile phone and navigate to Here, you will need to enter the Activation Code you saved earlier. 
  5. Once you have entered the code in the desired field, click on the “Next” button. 
  6. You will select your YouTube account. Only then will you click “Allow Access“.

Guide To YouTube on PS3 | PS4

Do you own a PlayStation (PS) 3? Want to stream the YouTube videos on it? Awesome! The steps are really easy. If you follow them correctly, you should start watching the amazing YouTube videos for FREE.

  1. You must download the YouTube app on your PlayStation 3 device. For that, you need to turn on the device and get the app from the PlayStation Store.
  2. After downloading the app on your device, you need to navigate to “Sign in & Settings”.
  3. Click on the “Sign In” option and provide the details.
  4. Press “X” and receive a unique activation code.
  5. Note down the code and open your computer or mobile phone to navigate to
  6. Remit the code that you have already saved or copied.
  7. After entering the code in the desired field, click on the “Next” button.
  8. Select your YouTube account and click on the “Allow access” button.
  9. That will end the YouTube app activation process on your PS 3 device.

Your device should be ready to stream the best comedy videos to light up your mood.

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In case you have not noticed, there is no way to watch YouTube videos on any of the above devices without logging in with your Google account. This means that you can only view content from channels which are part of your Google Play Music subscription. 

If you are not signed in to your Google account, you will need to create one before being able to log in to YouTube. I hope this will guide you in doing so.

FAQ’S  – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I use my Apple TV subscription on Roku? 

Ans. On a few Roku streaming devices and Roku TVs, you may now view your favourite TV series and movies from your library on your Apple TV. 

Q. Why does Apple TV not work on Roku? 

Ans. Your device may require a reboot; go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase everything. Alternatively, you can choose to reset your Apple TV to factory settings. Go to Settings > General > About > Reset. The Apple TV software can also be updated automatically. Go to Settings > System > Software Updates > Check for updates.