Learn how to set up YouTube on PlayStation®5 consoles and PlayStation®4 consoles.
Make sure the app is up to date. Highlight the YouTube app and press the options button, and then select Check for Updates.
Start the YouTube app and select a 360° video to watch. If your console detects that your PS VR headset is connected and powered up, you'll usually be prompted to select a mode:
Normal: You can watch normal videos in Cinematic mode.
VR: You can watch 360° videos.
When watching 360° videos, both the left and right joysticks on the attached controller can be used to pan around the video. Go to youtube.com to browse the current selection of 360° videos.
If you want to watch YouTube videos in 4K, you'll need:
A PS5 console or PlayStation®4 Pro console set up for 4K image quality.
An Ultra HD or 4K display device.
A steady Internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.
Once a 4K video is selected, the console will automatically stream the content in 4K resolution. If you want to make sure you're streaming in 4K, in the YouTube app go to Settings > Show Video Info > Enabled.
A 4K video normally has 3840 x 2160 resolution, so if you see these values, you are streaming in 4K quality. Picture quality also depends on the video you are streaming.
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