Are you tired of fumbling around with your smart TV remote to search for videos on the YouTube app? Do you wish there was an easier way to navigate the app and find what you’re looking for? If you own an iPhone, you’re in luck! In this article, we’ll show you how to use your iPhone as a remote for the YouTube app on your smart TV.
Step-by-Step Guide to Using Your iPhone as a Remote for the YouTube App
Step 1: Download the YouTube App on Your Smart TV and iPhone
Make sure that the YouTube app is downloaded and installed on both your smart TV and iPhone. The YouTube app should be pre-installed on most smart TVs, but if it isn’t, simply search for it in your TV’s app store and download it. On your iPhone, go to the App Store and search for the YouTube app. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app on both devices, make sure they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Pair Your iPhone with Your Smart TV
Open the YouTube app on your smart TV and select the account icon. From there, select “Settings” and then “Pair device.” A pairing code will appear on your TV screen.
Now, open the YouTube app on your iPhone and tap on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen. Select “Settings” and then “Connected TVs.” Tap on “Add TV” and enter the pairing code displayed on your TV. Your iPhone should now be paired with your smart TV.
Step 3: Use Your iPhone as a Remote
Once your devices are paired, you can use your iPhone as a remote to control the YouTube app on your smart TV. Simply open the YouTube app on your iPhone, find the video you want to watch, and tap the cast icon (a rectangle with a Wi-Fi symbol in the bottom-left corner). Select your smart TV from the list of available devices, and the video will start playing on your TV.
From your iPhone, you can pause, play, skip, and adjust the volume of the video. You can even search for new videos and navigate the YouTube app directly from your phone.
Using your iPhone as a remote for the YouTube app on your smart TV is a convenient way to navigate the app and control your viewing experience. By following the above steps, you can easily pair your iPhone with your smart TV and start using it as a remote.
Remember to keep your devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and to download the YouTube app on both your smart TV and iPhone. This feature is especially useful if you’re sharing videos with multiple people, as it allows multiple users to control the viewing experience from their own devices.
Q: What if the YouTube app isn’t pre-installed on my smart TV?
A: You can simply search for the app in your TV’s app store and download it.
Q: Can I use my iPhone as a remote for other apps on my smart TV?
A: This depends on the app and whether it supports remote control from external devices. Currently, the YouTube app is one of the few that allows you to use your iPhone as a remote.
Q: Do I need to have an active YouTube account to use my iPhone as a remote?
A: Yes, you’ll need to sign in to your YouTube account on both your smart TV and iPhone in order to use this feature.