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How to Cast YouTube App from iPhone or iPad to Your Smart TV

Casting YouTube from iPhone/iPad to Smart TV Guide

Enhance your viewing experience by learning how to cast the YouTube app from your iPhone or iPad directly onto your Smart TV. Whether you want a shared viewing experience or merely a bigger screen, this tutorial will walk you through two simple methods 📱➡️📺.


Method 1: Same Network Casting

This is the easiest way if you and your Smart TV are connected on the same network. Ensure you have the latest updated YouTube app. The process is simple and starts with touching the icon on your mobile app👇.

After opening the YouTube app 🔍, tap on this icon. A prompt will appear to select your TV from the list 📺. This way, anyone connected to your Wi-Fi network can easily cast videos onto your television. Remember, the sound will also transmit directly to the TV’s speakers 📣.

To disconnect, tap on the same icon and choose ‘disconnect’🔌.


Method 2: Pairing Devices

For this method, you’ll need to pair your iPhone or iPad with your Smart TV directly. Start on your Smart TV 📺. Navigate to your YouTube app and open the settings 🛠️.

Once in settings, look for an option that reads ‘Pair device.’ Click on that. It will provide some instructions and a pairing code for connecting your device 🔄. Alternatively, you can visit to pair your device using the code provided.

On your iPhone or iPad, open your YouTube app and look for the three dots on the top-right corner 🔍. Click the dots, select ‘settings,’ and then ‘Connect TVs’ 📺. Enter the given pairing code in the space provided 👌.

Conclusion: 🏁

And there you have it! Two smooth sail methods to cast the YouTube app from your iPhone or iPad to your Smart TV. Perfect for enhancing your viewing experience and making YouTube more interactive and enjoyable. So get casting and enjoy your favorite videos on a much bigger scale 🎬🍿!


Yes, you can easily cast YouTube from your iPhone to a smart TV using the YouTube app and a Wi-Fi connection.

You will need an iPad or iPhone with the YouTube app installed, a smart TV that supports YouTube casting, and both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

You can pair your iPhone with your smart TV by connecting both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. You can then use the cast function in your YouTube app to connect to your smart TV.

If you don’t see the cast icon, make sure that both your iPhone or iPad and your smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Also ensure that your smart TV supports YouTube casting.

Casting YouTube from your iPhone to your smart TV uses Wi-Fi, not cellular data. However, streaming YouTube videos still uses internet data.

Yes, you can still use other apps on your iPhone while casting YouTube to your smart TV. The YouTube stream will continue in the background.

Casting YouTube directly from an iPhone or iPad requires a smart TV that supports casting. If you have a non-smart TV, you may need to use a device like a Chromecast or Apple TV.

Yes, you can pause, rewind, or fast-forward a YouTube video from your iPhone or iPad while it is casting to your smart TV.

Lag or buffering issues when casting YouTube could be due to a slow Wi-Fi connection. Try moving closer to your router, or connecting to a faster internet network if possible.

Casting YouTube from an iPhone or iPad to a smart TV typically requires a Wi-Fi connection. There may be alternative methods involving HDMI adapters or cables, but these are not as straightforward.

If your smart TV is not showing up as an option to cast to in your YouTube app, try restarting both devices, and make sure they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

You can stop casting to your smart TV by tapping the casting icon in your YouTube app and selecting ‘Disconnect’ or ‘Stop Casting’.

Most versions of the YouTube app should have the cast functionality. However, if it’s not working, consider updating to the latest version of the app.

Yes, you can also cast YouTube from Android devices and computers as long as they are on the same network as your smart TV.

If you’re having trouble with casting, you could try using a Chromecast, Apple TV, or connecting your device directly to your TV using HDMI cables.

If your video and audio are out of sync, try stopping and restarting the cast. If that doesn’t work, restarting both your device and the TV may help.

Yes, while casting YouTube to your smart TV, you can control the volume through your iPhone or iPad.

You can search for and select any other video in the YouTube app on your device. The new video will then start to cast to your smart TV.

No, you do not need a YouTube or Google account to cast YouTube from your iPhone or iPad to your smart TV. However, signing in can give you access to your subscribed channels and playlists.

During casting, control over the video playback is typically handled by the device which initiated the cast (like your iPhone or iPad), not the TV remote.

Your smart TV may disconnect from the cast if it’s set to power off after a certain amount of time, or if there’s a problem with the Wi-Fi connection. Check your TV’s settings and your network connection.

Typically, only one device can cast to a smart TV at a time. If a new device starts a cast, it will usually overwrite the current stream.

Yes, you can cast live broadcasts from YouTube to your smart TV. However, there might be a slight delay compared to watching on your device due to the nature of live streaming.

The video quality on your smart TV is dependent on the quality of your internet connection. If the connection is poor, the quality of the video will be automatically lowered to ensure smooth streaming.

Most modern smart TVs support YouTube casting, but it depends on the manufacturer and model. Check your TV’s specification or user manual to confirm.

Casting does not bypass YouTube’s content restrictions. If a video is not available in your country, you will not be able to cast it to your smart TV.

While casting YouTube doesn’t consume a significant amount of battery on your device, having your screen on and running other applications can. Consider plugging in your device if you’re planning a long watch session.

You can only cast private YouTube videos or playlists if you are signed into the YouTube account that has access to them.

If you’ve enabled subtitles on your YouTube app but they’re not showing up on your TV, try turning them off and back on again. If that doesn’t work, your TV may not support YouTube cast subtitles.

Yes, you can cast YouTube Kids from your iPhone or iPad to your smart TV following the same steps as you would for casting regular YouTube content.

Useful Chromecast resources:

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The DoCast app simplifies chromecast from iPhone and iPad, it enables you to airplay to chromecast, mirror iPhone to chromecast, or even cast iPhone to chromecast on TV. Learn how to use chromecast with iPhone through a swift chromecast setup for iPhone.

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