YouTube is a video streaming service on the web through any web browser or mobile applications on your Android handsets. To control YouTube with your Android handset, make sure your device is Android 4.0 and up. It also need to have the YouTube application installed. The app is free in Google Play Store. You’ll also need a connected TV and a Google Chromecast.
In case you do not want to deal with Chromecast, you’ll need an additional mobile handset or computer which is capable of connection a Smart TV or your television with a web browser.
Control YouTube Using Google Chromecast
Chromecast has been around and there many tutorials floating around it. Fire your Smart TV connected with Google Chromecast and make sure you setup everything for your network. You are required to use the Chromecast application on your handset to get configured. Then open the YouTube application on your Android handset.
With the Google Chromecast configured, you’ll see a Cast button in the YouTube interface, tap it and your next video will play through the Television.
You can navigate the videos on your handset, they play them instantly or build up an awesome playlist for viewing on your television. Others can connect their own handsets hijacking the TV screen for their own casting purposes.
Control YouTube With an Android Phone
Go to your favorite browser on a mobile device or computer connected to your television. Go to youtube.com/tv and then hit the F11 to go to the full screen.
- YouTube television is a streaming service for online video, there’s no way that you can play the local files which I’m are aware of. The interface is more friendly that the default YouTube experience.
- Go to settings on your PC and click Pair Device
- Open the YouTube application on your smartphone
- Go to the Settings
- Choose Connected TVs
- Click on Add a TV
- Enter the code which appears on your television and then Click Add to continue.
In case you’re aware how YouTube app operates on your smartphone when you’re connected to Chromecast, things will be more identical now.
Search for a video to enjoy, click on it and then you’ll be asked if you want to play videos instantly or add videos to the queue. You can control the volume of YouTube player on your television by using your handset’s volume buttons.
With Google Chromecast, you can connect many Android handsets so that many users can watch videos and add to the queue. So keep your handset connection code private. Almost anyone with a reliable internet connection can play videos on your handset if they have your code.