YouTube on PlayStation®4

YouTube on PlayStation®4 

Learn how to use YouTube on PlayStation®4. 

Launch YouTube app on PS4

  • Go to TV and Video and select the YouTube icon from your installed apps.

If you do not have YouTube installed on your PS4, visit PlayStation Store, search for YouTube and select Download.

Stream gameplay to YouTube

You can broadcast gameplay from your PS4 to YouTube and other streaming services.

PS VR: Watching 360 YouTube Videos

Make sure the YouTube app is updated:

  1. Go to TV & Video on the content launcher and highlight the YouTube app.
  2. Press the OPTIONS button to open the app menu.
  3. Select Check for Update. Your PS4 will start downloading the update.
  4. Restart the app to install the update. 

If the app isn't updated you might see error code NP-31739-3.

Select a 360° video to watch.

If your PS4 detects that your PS VR headset is connected and powered up you'll usually be prompted to select the mode in which you would like to watch YouTube:

  • Normal: You can watch normal videos in Cinematic mode.
  • VR: You can watch 360° videos. Go to youtube.com to browse the current selection of 360° videos (you can't view 360° videos through the PS4 web browser).

PS4 Pro: Viewing YouTube videos in 4K

If you want to stream YouTube videos in 4K you need:

  • A PS4 Pro set up for 4K image quality.

  • An Ultra HD or 4K display device (TV, projector, etc.).

  • A steady Internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.

Once a 4K video is selected, the PS4 Pro 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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