If you want to watch YouTube videos on your TV, there is a way to stream them through your iPhone. Anyone who has an iPhone that was made in the last six years will be able to use this method. This article will detail a quick and easy way to watch YouTube videos on your TV with almost any iPhone.

  1. Connect Your iPhone and Chromecast

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your iPhone and Chromecast are connected to your home Wi-Fi network. If they are not both connected, there is no way that you will be able to watch YouTube videos this way. If you aren’t sure if they are connected, go into your Wi-Fi settings on your phone and look for your network. There should be a checkmark next to your network name if it is connected.

  1. Get the YouTube App

Once you have confirmed that both your iPhone and Chromecast are connected to your local Wi-Fi network, you will need to download and install the YouTube app on your phone. You will be able to get this app from the App Store for free. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to do this, assuming you have a decently fast internet connection.

  1. Load up a YouTube Video

Load up the YouTube video that you want to watch on your TV. You can simply use the search bar on the YouTube app on your phone. Make sure that you are using this app and not going through the actual website on your browser.

  1. Select the “Cast” option

When the video begins playing, you will need to choose the “Cast” icon, which can be found above the video itself. The icon looks like a miniature rectangular screen with some curved lines in the bottom left corner.

  1. Start Streaming Videos

Once you have followed all of these steps, you can begin streaming YouTube videos on your TV.

  • You can search for and play videos on the YouTube app on your phone, and they will appear on your television.
  • You should see the video appear on your TV as soon as the video starts to play on your phone.
  • You can use your phone as a sort of alternate remote control. Whenever you pause the video on your phone, it will pause on the TV as well.
  • You can perform other commands like skipping to the next video or going backwards/forwards within a single video.


  • If you don’t have Chromecast, you can still stream YouTube videos from your iPhone on your TV. You will need a smart TV with mobile streaming capabilities. Go into the YouTube app’s settings on your smart TV and choose “Pair Device”. You will see a code appear. Simply enter the code into the YouTube app on your iPhone. After you have done that you will receive a confirmation message. Your iPhone is now connected to your TV.
  • You can also go into the YouTube app settings on your phone and select the “Watch on TV” option. Look for your smart TV on the list of devices and click “Link” next to it. This will establish a wireless connection between your iPhone and the TV.
  • After you have connected your iPhone to your TV, go into the YouTube settings to adjust the video quality. You will have a number of different resolutions to choose from. These options include 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, and Full Quality. Choose the “Full Quality” setting to get the best overall picture for your videos.

How can I get my iPhone to play on my TV?

Mirror your iPhone on Apple TV or a smart TV
  1. Open Control Center.
  2. Tap Screen Mirroring, then choose your Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV as the playback destination. If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.

How do I connect my phone to YouTube on my TV wirelessly?

How do I mirror YouTube to my TV?

To mirror your Android’s display to a Chromecast-compatible device:
  1. Make sure your smartphone and Chromecast device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Choose “Cast screen / audio” from the side navigation menu, then tap “Cast screen / audio.”
  4. Select your Chromecast Device.

How do you link YouTube to TV?

Why can’t I cast YouTube to my TV?

Check your connection

In order to Cast to YouTube TV, you’ll need a solid internet connection with a Wi-Fi network that both the device you are Casting from and your Chromecast on it. Additionally, you’ll need to ensure that you have a 3Mbps connection for the best viewing experience. Open the YouTube TV app.

How do I set up YouTube on my smart TV?

Use our TV app

Open the YouTube TV app on your TV. On a computer or mobile device, go to tv.youtube.com/start. Enter the activation code displayed on your TV at tv.youtube.com/start.

Can you connect YouTube to your TV without WIFI?

* If the TV comes sans in-built Wi-Fi connectivity but supports mirroring, you can enjoy the internet even without Wi-Fi. Essentially what you need to do is mirror content from your internetconnected smartphone to the big screen TV. Remember here that you don’t need a smart TV to stream Netflix or YouTube.

How do I connect my mobile data to my Smart TV?

How do I use my phone data on my smart TV?

How can I watch YouTube on my older TV without WIFI?

A popular option to watch YouTube on your old TV is by taking advantage of streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku Streaming stick, Amazon Fire stick, Apple TV, etc. These streaming devices come with YouTube as a preinstalled application.

What device turns your TV into a smart TV?

Using a Chromecast. Apart from all the options, I have discussed previously; a Chromecast is an easy method to turn your TV smart. It, like most streaming sticks, connects to your TV through HDMI. You can use the device itself using the Google Home app.

Can I use my phone data on my TV?

Nearly all smartphones and tablets can plug into a TV’s HDMI port using a USB cable like this 6-foot Data Cable for USB-C. Once connected, you can project your phone’s display onto your TV – whether you’re checking out pictures, watching videos, surfing the web, using apps or playing games.

Can you connect phone to TV without WIFI?

Screen Mirroring Without Wi-Fi

Therefore, no Wi-Fi or internet connection is required to mirror your phone screen onto your smart TV. (Miracast only supports Android, not Apple devices.) Generally, however, with a Wi-Fi connection you can successfully screen mirror your device and have a better experience.

How do you stream from phone to TV?

What HDMI cable do I need to connect my phone to my TV?

Commonly used cables include: Mini/mirco HDMI to HDMI cable and USB to HDMI cable. Choosing a cable depends on your device. Mini or micro HDMI cables are more likely to be compatible with older Android devices while a USB to HDMI cable is more likely to support newer Android devices.

How do I connect my phone to my TV using Bluetooth?

How can I play videos from my phone to my TV using Bluetooth?