How to stream YouTube TV using a Chromecast

YouTube TV delivers a great way to cut the cord with your cable provider, but still be able to access all of your favorite shows and movies. Watching shows like The Walking Dead or American Horror Story on a tiny screen isn't ideal, though. That's why Chromecast support is baked in, letting you cast your shows to your television and enjoy every moment on your big screen.

We've got all the details on how it works right here!

How to cast YouTube TV

  1. Open YouTube TV on your phone.
  2. Tap the Cast button at the top of the screen.
  3. Choose the Chromecast you want to cast to.
  1. Choose the show you want to watch.
  2. Tap the episode you want to watch.

How to stop Casting

  1. Tap the Cast Button.
  2. Tap Stop Casting.

What to do if you're using a first-generation Chromecast

While Casting from YouTube TV is a pretty easy process, there are a few caveats here. Namely, if you are still running on a first generation Chromecast, which will still work, but you're going to run into a few issues.

That's because the first generation Chromecast just doesn't work quite as well as its later siblings. You can expect to wait longer for programs to load up on your television, and you may end up seeing a message informing you that things are slower due to the Chromecast you are using. The important thing to remember here is that you'll still be able to use your Chromecast with YouTube TV, it's just going to be a bit slower than you might prefer when things are getting started.

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Do you have questions about using a Chromecast with YouTube TV? Have you been using yours to catch up on last year, before new seasons of your favorite programs start up? Let us know about it in the comments below!

Jen Karner

Jen is a staff writer who spends her time researching the products you didn't know you needed. She's also a fantasy novelist and has a serious Civ VI addiction. You can follow her on Twitter.