Have you ever wondered how to watch YouTube on your Nintendo Switch? Yes? Well, wonder no more.
This guide explains how to get and use the YouTube app on a Nintendo Switch and how to view YouTube. The instructions also cover the Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch (OLED model).
YouTube app on Nintendo Switch
You need the YouTube app to watch. But since the YouTube app is available as a no-charge download from the eShop on your Nintendo Switch, you’re good to go once you have it.
Once the YouTube app is installed, open it and sign in with your YouTube account to start watching.
You can use the app on your Nintendo Switch to watch YouTube videos in up to 1080p resolution. The YouTube app also supports 4K video playback on the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) if your internet connection is fast enough.
Use your Joy-Con controllers
You can use the Joy-Con controllers or the touch screen to control YouTube playback on your Nintendo Switch. You can also connect a pair of headphones to your Switch and use the audio controls on the headphones to adjust the volume or pause/play YouTube videos.
If you have a Premium YouTube subscription, you can use the YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch to watch videos without ads.
You can also download YouTube videos to watch offline and play YouTube videos in the background. At the same time, you do other things on your Switch.
Sign Up for YouTube no ads Premium service
To sign up for Premium YouTube, open the YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch and click on the Premium icon in the top right corner. You will be prompted to start a free trial or sign up for YouTube Premium.
Premium is the better option if you’re always looking at videos or thinking of becoming a creator. YouTube Premium will allow you to download videos to your Switch to watch later when you’re travelling, or wifi is limited.
How to view YouTube on Nintendo Switch
If you want to watch YouTube videos and don’t need all the features of the YouTube app, you can use the built-in web browser on your Nintendo Switch to view YouTube.
To watch YouTube videos in the web browser on your Nintendo Switch, go to YouTube.com and sign in just like before and start watching.
You can also use the YouTube app on your tablet, smartphone or laptop to cast YouTube videos to your Nintendo Switch.
To do this, tap the YouTube app on your device and sign in with your YouTube account. Then, tap the cast icon on the top right corner of the app and select your Nintendo Switch from the list of devices. Once connected, you can browse YouTube and watch videos as usual.
How to watch YouTube on the TV through Switch
If you want to watch YouTube content on your box, you can. Connect your Nintendo Switch to your television using an HDMI cable and then open the YouTube app on your Switch.
It’s not likely that you would want to do this, as most TVs are now smart and have YouTube built-in. But switch over if you’re in the back of beyond because then it’s a useful Switch..
What else can your Nintendo Switch do?
The Switch is a clever device; while it can’t make tea or walk the dog, it can do much more than just YouTube. It’s great for playing the latest games, watching movies and TV shows, browsing the internet, and listening to music.
You can also use your Nintendo Switch as a portable media player by downloading movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, YouTube, and other sources.
Your Nintendo Switch can also be used as a second screen for your computer or laptop. A second screen is useful if you want to play games on your computer but don’t have a second monitor.
Use your Nintendo Switch as a monitor
To use your Switch as a monitor, you need to download the Remote Play app for Windows or macOS and then connect your Switch to your computer using a USB-C cable.
Once connected, you can use the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers to play games or use other apps on your computer. You can also use the Switch’s touchscreen to control your computer if you prefer.
The Remote Play app also lets you stream games from your PlayStation 4 to your Nintendo Switch, which is handy if you want to play PS4 games but don’t have a TV.
What’s new in the Switch world?
Nintendo has announced no new Switch models will be released until 2023 at the earliest. So you will have to be content with the 2019 version, but at least the 2019 Switch has the most extended battery life and upgraded features.
If you’re interested in YouTube or gaming, then the Nintendo Switch is an excellent console. It’s versatile, portable, and has a growing library of games and apps to keep you entertained for hours. So, what are you waiting for, YouTuber? Go get one.