How to make the most out of the YouTube app on your Roku device
- YouTube is available on many platforms, including Roku.
- You can watch free and premium content on the YouTube app for Roku.
- You can watch movies and TV episodes purchased through Google Play Movies and TV from the YouTube Roku app as well.
- The YouTube app for Roku supports multiple user accounts.
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YouTube started out as a free-to-watch platform and has added paid options through the years. You can still watch free content from the YouTube Roku app, but you also have access to YouTube Premium and other content you have purchased or rented.
Watching YouTube content from the couch is possible on Roku. Install the free YouTube app from the Roku channel store to get started. Once installed, you can login with your Google account to access a variety of content.
After you have logged into your YouTube account, you will have access to your playlists. You can also add videos to your playlists as you browse through YouTube. Playlists are available from the left sidebar menu.
Guest account access
The YouTube app for Roku has a handy Guest account that can be used to watch free content without logging into a Google Account. You won't need additional set up to jump into your favorite videos after installing the Roku YouTube app.
YouTube Premium, formerly called YouTube Red, is a paid subscription that includes commercial-free viewing, unlimited music streaming, and access to YouTube Original shows. You can access YouTube Premium content from the YouTube Roku app.
Be sure to login with the YouTube account you used to subscribe. The YouTube app for Roku supports multiple users so you can easily switch users as needed. Use the search option to find the content you'd like to watch, or visit your followed Premium channels.
Rentals and purchases
While you can't purchase content from the YouTube Roku app, you can access previously purchased TV shows and Movies. TV shows and movies purchased from Google Play Movies and TV will also show up in your YouTube Purchases section. Use your Google Opinion Rewards balance to purchase movies and TV shows from Google Play Movies and TV, then watch on the YouTube app.