How to set up YouTube on PS5 consoles

How to set up YouTube on PS5 consoles

Learn how to set up YouTube on PlayStation®5 consoles.

How to download the YouTube app on PS5 consoles

  1. From Games home, select Media, All Apps and then select YouTube.
  2. Select Download.

How to unlink your YouTube account on PS5 consoles

  1. Go to Settings Users and Accounts Link with Other Services.
  2. Select YouTube and Unlink Account.

How to stream gameplay to YouTube

You can broadcast and share gameplay from your PS5 console to YouTube and other streaming services using the create button.

Does PS VR2 support YouTube? 

Please note, the YouTube app supports only PlayStation®VR2 cinematic mode*.

*PS VR2 does not support 360° YouTube videos.

How to view YouTube videos in 4K 

If you want to watch YouTube videos in 4K, you'll need: 

  • A PS5 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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