- With the YouTube Pair service, it’s easy to connect a mobile device to a television to be able to stream YouTube videos wirelessly
- Once a device is paired with YouTube, all viewers need to do is click the “cast” icon that appears on their device, and any YouTube video will stream from the device to the connected TV
- YouTube videos streamed from a mobile device will use data on the device that streaming was initiated on, so it’s recommended to only do this when connected to a home Wi-Fi connection (or a connection where data isn’t an issue)
To get started pairing a YouTube device, people just need to visit the YouTube app on their TV or their game console, and find the “Settings” section. From there, they will need to click the “Pair Device” button, and then enter the pairing code that’s shown on the TV into the box on the device.
YouTube Pair Comments
- Takes less than 60 seconds to pair
- Is a must for anyone who owns a TV or game console (i.e. Xbox, PS4)
- Requires a YouTube account to start the pairing process
More about YouTube
YouTube was founded in 2005, and has their current headquarters in San Bruno, California. Most of YouTube’s content is uploaded from individual users, but many media outlets like NBC and ABC upload verified content to the site. YouTube has always been free and made their revenue off of advertising, but there was a brief period in 2013 where YouTube charges users 99 cents a month for certain content.
- In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for over $1.6 billion
- All YouTube users can upload videos that are up to 15 minutes long, but users who have a history of generating quality content can upload videos that are up to 12 hours long
To contact YouTube
- YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066