How to set up YouTube on PlayStation®

How to set up YouTube on PlayStation®

Learn how to set up YouTube on PlayStation®5 consoles and PlayStation®4 consoles.

How to download the YouTube app

PS5™ consoles: download YouTube app

  1. From Games home, select Media, All Apps and then select YouTube.
  2. Select Download if you haven’t yet installed the app.
  1. Go to PlayStation™Store and search for YouTube. Select Download

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

How to sign in to YouTube 

  1. Open the YouTube app and select Sign in
  2. Sign in with your Google account when you're asked to.
    If you have more than one Google account, be sure to select the account that you use with YouTube. 
  1. Open the YouTube app and select your profile.

  2. Select Sign Out.

  3. Select Unlink Account.

How to unlink your YouTube account

  1. Go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Link with Other Services.
  2. Select YouTube and Unlink Account.
  1. Go to Settings > Account Management > 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 or PS4 console to YouTube and other streaming services. 

How to watch 360° YouTube videos on PS VR

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.

How to view YouTube videos in 4K 

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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