As the world becomes more connected, the demand for seamless integration between our smart devices is on the rise. One such integration is the ability to control YouTube videos with your Google Home smart speaker.
In this article, we will guide you through the steps to set up and use your Google Home to play YouTube videos.
How to Use Google Home to Play YouTube Videos
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How to Play YouTube on Google Home from a Smartphone
Step #1: Launch Google Home App on your mobile device.
Step #2: Tap on Settings-> Paired Bluetooth Devices -> Enable Pairing mode.
Step #3: Now, Go to the Bluetooth settings option on your mobile device and tap on Google home device from the available device options.
Step #4: Launch YouTube on your phone and play any video. The audio plays on your Google Home and the video on your mobile device.
How to YouTube Audio From a PC on a Google Home
Step #1: Go to the Settings page on your Windows laptop or computer and enable Bluetooth, then click on the + sign next to Add Bluetooth or Other Device.
Step #2: Click Bluetooth and then Add the device from the dialogue box.
Step #3: Now, Open Home App on your mobile device and then tap on Google Home device.
Step #4: In Google home App -> Go to settings -> tap on Paired Bluetooth devices -> Enable Pairing mode.
Step #5: When pairing mode is turned ON, the Google Home device will start showing in Add device list option on your Windows PC.
Step #6: Click on the device icon to start connecting your PC and Google home.
Step #7: When both devices are paired, a message will appear on the screen saying, “Your device is ready to go!”
Now open YouTube on your PC/laptop and play any music or video. The audio will play on your Google home, and the video will play on your computer or laptop.
If you feel like playing audio on a computer, you can say Hey Google, turn off Bluetooth.
How to Play YouTube on Google Nest Audio Hub and Smart Displays
If you own a Google Home/Nest Hub or other Google-enabled smart display, you can enjoy the convenience of viewing YouTube directly on your screen and listening to YouTube audio on your device’s built-in speakers.
However, you may prefer to listen to YouTube audio through a Bluetooth-enabled speaker for a better sound experience.
Follow this guide to use a Google Home/Nest Hub with a Bluetooth speaker to stream YouTube audio.
Step #1: First, turn on your Bluetooth speaker and enable pairing mode according to its instructions. Usually, there is a button push required to activate pairing mode.
Step #2: Open the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet and tap on your Hub.
Step #3: After you have selected your device, go to Device Settings and choose Default music speaker.
Step #4: Change your current Google Home device to Pair Bluetooth Speaker and proceed with the scanning and pairing.
Step #5: Once you finish pairing, use Voice Commands or the Touchscreen on the Google Home/Nest Hub or compatible smart display to control YouTube navigation and control functions.
You can also watch YouTube videos on the screen and listen to its audio on your paired default Bluetooth speaker.
How Use Google Home to Play YouTube Audio and Video on Select TVs
You can use Google Home with a Chromecast device to play YouTube videos on TVs. In addition, if you own a Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV, you can use Google Assistant to play YouTube music or videos.
You can also control your YouTube navigation features to select videos, and play, pause, and resume them.
Playing YouTube Videos with Google Home Mini
Now that your Google Home is set up to play YouTube videos, you can start controlling your videos with your voice. Here are some of the commands you can use:
- “Hey Google, play on YouTube”
- “Hey Google, play by [artist] on YouTube”
- “Hey Google, play the latest [artist] video on YouTube”
- “Hey Google, pause YouTube”
- “Hey Google, resume YouTube”
- “Hey Google, stop YouTube”
If you want to adjust the volume of your YouTube video, you can say:
- “Hey Google, turn up the volume on YouTube”
- “Hey Google, turn down the volume on YouTube”
You can also skip to the next or previous video by saying:
- “Hey Google, skip forward on YouTube”
- “Hey Google, skip backward on YouTube”
If you encounter any issues while trying to play YouTube videos with your Google Home, try the following troubleshooting tips:
- Ensure that your Google Home is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device.
- Check that your YouTube account is linked to your Google Home.
- Make sure that your YouTube video is not set to “private”.
- Verify that the video you want to play is available in your region.
- Restart your Google Home by unplugging it from the power source and plugging it back in.
Controlling your YouTube videos with your voice using Google Home is a convenient and simple process.
By following the steps outlined in this article, you can set up your Google Home to play your favorite YouTube videos and enjoy a hands-free entertainment experience.
With the troubleshooting tips provided, you can easily resolve any issues that may arise and make the most of this integration between your Google Home and YouTube.