YouTube is a video streaming application that allows you to upload, watch, like, dislike, share, and comment on videos. If you are a video creator, you can create videos and share them on YouTube. YouTube contains millions of videos in it and keeps users entertained. You can subscribe to your favorite channels and watch the videos uploaded on the channel. YouTube is the most used video streaming app across the globe. It is available on almost all platforms, including Android, iOS, Apple TV, Windows, macOS, web version, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, and much more devices. You can easily add YouTube on Roku as it is available on the Roku Channel Store.


Features of YouTube on Roku

YouTube has plenty of features in it. Let us discuss the features of YouTube on Roku devices.

  1. YouTube is the top free app available in the Roku channels store.
  2. This app is free to you with ads, and if you upgrade to premium, you can stream ad-free.
  3. YouTube contains millions of videos and keeps you immersed in the sea of entertainment.
  4. You can sync your Gmail account and start watching from where you left off as well.

YouTube Subscription Details

As you already know that YouTube is completely free to access. However, ads will be placed in between your video streaming. To clear the ads, you can subscribe to YouTube Premium at $11.99 per month. With that, you will get an ad-free access to YouTube and a premium membership to YouTube Music.

To subscribe to YouTube Premium, you can visit

How to Add YouTube on Roku

There are three Ways to Stream YouTube on Roku. They are:

  • Add YouTube to Roku Directly
  • Add YouTube to Roku using the Roku app
  • Screen Mirror YouTube to Roku

Method 1 – Add YouTube to Roku Directly

(1) Plug in Roku to the HDMI port of your TV and connect it to the power supply.

(2) Go to the homepage of your Roku.

(3) Click on the “Streaming Channels” on the home page of Roku.

Select Streaming Channels

(4) Navigate to the “Search Channels” option and select it.

Select Search Channels

(5) With the virtual keyboard, enter “YouTube” using the remote and press the OK button.

(6) Now click on the “Add Channel” on the YouTube app page.

Add Channel

(7) The channel will get added to your Roku. Click on the “OK” button.

YouTube on Roku

(8) Now click on the “Go to Channel” to launch “YouTube” on your device.

YouTube on Roku

(9) Sign in using your Google Account.

(10) Now, you can browse or search and play any entertainment and informative content you want.

Stream YouTube on Roku

Method 2 – Add YouTube to Roku using the Roku App

The Roku app that was developed by Roku Inc is officially available on the Google Play Store or the App Store. So, you can connect your Roku device with the Roku app to add any channel to Roku.

1. Launch the Google Play Store or the App Store on your Android or iOS device.

2. Search and install the Roku app.

Roku app for Android device: Google Play Store

Roku app for iOS device: App Store

3. Launch the Roku app after installation.

4. From the Menu bar at the bottom of the screen, tap the Devices tab.

Tap on Devices

5. Select your Roku device on the available devices list to connect it with the Roku app.

Note: Your Roku device will not appear if the Android or iOS device is not connected to the same wifi network as Roku.

6. Once the connection is established, select the Channels tab.

Tap on Channels

7. Next, choose the Channel Store tab.

Select Channel Store

8. Search and choose the YouTube channel.

9. Hit the Add Channel button, and the channel will be added to Roku within 24 hours.

Important Note: You can update Roku to add the YouTube channel immediately.

To launch the YouTube app, On your remote, press the Home button > Right Arrow button. Select the YouTube channel from the added channel’s list and press the OK button.

Method 3 – Screen Mirror YouTube to Roku

Roku has a built-in screen mirroring feature. So, you can enable the screen mirroring on Roku feature to mirror the YouTube app from Android devices like the smartphone and tablets running on the Android OS. For iOS devices, you need to enable AirPlay on Roku to mirror the YouTube app from iPhone or iPad.

From Android Devices

1. Initiate the same wifi network connection between the Android device and Roku.

2. Open the Notification Panel and tap on the Cast icon from it.

Tap on Cast

3. Your Android device will scan for nearby devices.

4. From the list of available devices, select Roku.

5. After a successful connection, launch the YouTube app and mirror its content to Roku.

Screen Mirror YouTube on Roku

From iOS Devices

1. Make sure to connect the iOS device and Roku to the same wifi network.

2. Install the YouTube app from the App Store.

3. Next, move to the Control Center.

Tap on Screen Mirroring

4. Tap on the Screen Mirroring icon.

5. Choose Roku from the available devices list.

6. Once connected, you can see your iOS device’s screen on Roku.

7. Now, launch the YouTube app and mirror its content to Roku.


1. Why can’t I get YouTube on Roku?

You might not have updated your Roku OS to the latest version, and that’s why you can’t find YouTube on the channel store.

2. Did Roku remove YouTube?

No, YouTube is available in the Channel Store.

3. Does YouTube works on Roku?

Yes, YouTube works very well on Roku.

4. Can you block YouTube on Roku?

Yes, you can block YouTube on Roku.

5. How to fix the YouTube not working on the Roku TV issue?

Make sure that you have connected to a stable internet connection and fix the YouTube not working on Roku issue.