If you are a Roku TV user, you must have heard about the feud between the popular hardware digital media player brand and the video-sharing giant, Youtube. The feud has finally led to Roku removing Youtube TV from their channel list. However, you can still access the Youtube TV app. But, you will have to perform a workaround suggested (and, facilitated) by Google. Read this article to know how to get, add or download Youtube TV on Roku.
You cannot add or download the TV app on Roku directly – you cannot search for it in the channel list as well. However, you can access it from the Youtube app. Roku’s fight with Youtube has led to Roku removing Youtube TV from their products, but the Youtube app is still available. However, this is only good news for existing users. Keep reading to know more.
How to get, add & download YouTube TV on Roku?
If you are planning to get a Roku TV now and love to stream content on Youtube, you must rethink your decision. According to the companies, Roku’s contract with Google will end on December 9, 2021, i.e., two days from now. After the contract ends, new Roku users will not be able to access the base app of Youtube or TV on their Roku TV. However, if you are an existing Youtube user on Roku, you will be able to watch Youtube TV and Youtube on your Roku even after the contract ends.
Roku wasn’t happy that Google introduced a workaround for this situation. They called the move a “clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist bent on crushing fair competition and harming consumer choice”. Try telling that to the Youtube fans on Roku, who heaved a sigh of relief after Google announced the workaround. After all, the popular TV app lets you watch live TV without the hassles of owning a cable service. To access Youtube TV on Roku, follow these steps:
1) Open the Youtube app.
2) Check the left sidebar.
3) You will see the option “Go to Youtube TV” at the end of the list.
Select the option and voila, you will now be able to access Youtube TV on your Roku. Roku’s decision of refusing to negotiate with Google will affect a lot of new, possible Roku customers. Youtube is, no doubt, the most popular video-sharing service on the Internet. Most peeps wouldn’t find it feasible to own a streaming device that doesn’t provide a Youtube app or TV service. For more such articles, stay tuned to Androidgram!