This is a step-by-step guide on how to install YouTube TV on FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.
In 2018, YouTube TV was removed from the Amazon App Store because things started falling out between Google and Amazon.
Since they finally came to terms, YouTube TV is now officially available on Amazon Store and that makes all of us happy.
In this guide, I have discussed 3 ways to install YouTube TV on FireStick. In the future, if anything goes wrong again between Google and Amazon, you will know other ways to install as well.
But since YouTube TV is not available in every country, you will need a VPN such as Surfshark to access the streaming service.
It hides your IP address and lets you connect to another country’s server (e.g. US). This allows you to stream YouTube or browse the internet from the US.
What is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is a paid Live TV streaming service launched by Google in 2017. It has over 70 networks available including ESPN, FOX, HGTV, ABC, etc. you can even upgrade to premium with addons such as Showtime and Starz.
It does come with a 5-day free trial if you want to test the waters. Continuing the subscription or canceling is your choice, as it is a monthly subscription app. You can even freeze it for 6-months.
Is YouTube TV Officially on Amazon?
Yes! Ever since the launch of Amazon’s app store, it is common knowledge that Google and Amazon have been trying to cut one or the other off.
This led to Google making the YouTube TV app unavailable on Amazon Fire TV stick and the likes a few years ago.
But, luckily in 2019, the Official YouTube TV app is available on the Amazon FireStick.
Video Tutorial: Setup Youtube TV on FireStick
How to Install YouTube TV on FireStick
In this guide, I have discussed the following three methods to install YouTube TV. Follow whichever method seems easy for you:
Method 1: How to Install YouTube TV on FireStick (Amazon Store)
Before you follow these steps, make sure you install and use Surfshark on FireStick. As said earlier, it keeps your original IP protected and makes YouTube TV accessible in your country.
Now follow these steps:
Step 1: Open your Fire TV Stick Home menu
Step 2: Click on the Search icon located at the top
Step 3: Type YouTube TV and click on the first option that appears
Step 4: Choose the YouTube TV app and click on it
Step 5: Click Get or Download to start the downloading process
Step 6: Click Open once the download ends
Method 2: How to Install YouTube TV on FireStick (APK Method)
Step 1: Select Settings from the menu bar on the Firestick Home screen
Step 2: Select the My Fire TV option and open it
Step 3: Next, click on Developer Options
Step 4: Turn the Apps from Unknown sources “On” if it is Off
Step 5: Select Turn On when a message is prompted to allow the Apps from Unknown sources
Step 6: Now, go back to the Firestick Home screen and select the Search option
Step 7: Search for an app called “Downloader”, select it, and follow the given instructions to install it
Step 8: Open the Downloader app, dismiss any prompts displayed
Step 9: Click on the Home tab on the left
Step 10: Click on the text box with https:// on it
Step 11: A pop-up onscreen keypad will be displayed, type in the following URL bit.ly/youtube-firetv and click GO
Step 12: The YouTube APK will start downloading
Step 13: Click Install when the download is completed
Step 14: Click on Done
Step 15: Click on Delete, when this prompt is displayed
Step 16: Again click on Delete for confirmation
Step 17: Exit the Downloader app and navigate back to the Fire TV Stick Home screen
Step 18: Select Your Apps and Channels title present on the second row on the Home screen
Step 19: Click on See All on the left if you have more than 20 Apps, navigate down and select Live YouTube TV App
Scroll to the right and select Live YouTube TV App
Step 20: You can move the App to any row according to your priority as explained in this guide
Step 21: Select the resolution of your choice on the screen
Step 22: Click on the Allow option when the prompt is displayed on the screen
Step 23: Click on the Sign-in option to access your YouTube TV account or option if you do not have a YouTube TV Account
Step 24: Sign in to your account with the help of the Activation Code on the screen from your browser on phone/tablet/laptop
Step 25: You are all Set up and ready to Enjoy YouTube TV Live via Amazon Fire TV stick
Method 3: How to Install YouTube TV on FireStick (with Amazon Silk Browser)
Did you uninstall the pre-installed browser that is available in the Firestick range? Well, that was one way to access Youtube TV on Fire TV stick.
All is well that ends well, just follow these simple few steps to re-install the “Silk Browser” and enjoy YouTube TV.
Step 1: Navigate to the Firestick Home Screen and select the lens icon i.e the Search button on the top-left corner
Step 2: Type in Silk Browser
Step 3: Select the Silk Browser” in the search results
Step 4: On the next window click on the “Silk Browser” icon
Step 5: Download and install the app by clicking on the Download option
Step 6: Open the Silk Browser
Step 7: Access and Enjoy YouTube TV
How to Setup YouTube TV
After you’ve successfully installed the YouTube TV app, you need to sign-in to your existing account to start watching the content.
Follow the steps and you’ll have the app ready to use:
Step 1: Open the YouTube TV app to launch it
Step 2: Select Sign in if you have a YouTube TV account or Try It Free
Step 3: Steps to follow and an activation code will appear
Step 4: Open the browser in your Mobile or laptop and go to youtube.com/activate
Step 5: Enter the CODE on your FireStick
Step 6: Select Next to complete the activation of your subscribed account
You are now good to go and enjoy live streaming, on-demand, and recent movies and shows on your FireStick.
Prioritizing YouTube TV App on Home Screen
If you are a frequent user of the YouTube TV app then you’d want to have it on the Home screen. Let’s go through the simple steps to bring it on the front.
Step 1: Hold down on the Home button on your Fire TV remote and click on Apps
Step 2: You will find a list of apps, click on YouTube TV
Step 3: Click on the Options button on your remote and select Move
Step 4: You can move the YouTube TV app anywhere. Place it anywhere in the top row by pressing the Select button, for it to appear on the Home Screen
YouTube TV Features
Get a premium application without the extra charges of the same ole’ boring cable with YouTube TV. With a package of 70+ channels from all your popular cable networks, local networks, and on-demand programs as well on basic subscription.
You can watch some popular live channels including, ABC, FOX, ESPN, NBC Streams, and so much more. Enjoy the local and national live news, sports, and shows as soon as they air.
If you have the budget and want to enjoy premium networks, then there are some add ons like SHOWTIME, Fox Soccer Plus, STARZ, and more that you can get with additional monthly charges.
Although, YouTube TV costs $64.99/month you get the benefit of enjoying Live TV on 6 accounts per membership, with a free cloud DVR storage space.
Frequently Asked Questions About YouTube TV
Can you get YouTube TV on Firestick?
Yes, YouTube is now available from the second-gen Fire TV stick, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV stick 4K, Insignia Fire TV Edition, Toshiba smart TV, and much more.
When can I get YouTube TV on Firestick?
YouTube TV is now available on Firestick from mid of 2019.
How do I get YouTube TV on my Amazon Fire Stick?
Go to the search icon on the home screen. Enter YouTube TV and select it when the results appear. Once the YouTube TV app appears on the screen click it.
Click on Download/Get, wait for the download to complete. Click on Open and you have your YouTube TV on Firestick.
YouTube TV Alternatives
If you’re just done with YouTube TV and try out a different alternative but better than this service, then you must try out these apps:
Many of these apps are either available in the US only or the majority of their content is available in the US. Make sure you have a VPN on FireStick installed on your device.
You choose other FireStick apps that are completely free and don’t require any monthly subscription.
Here were the few simple steps to install YouTube TV on Fire TV Stick for the full-on experience of the entertainment world, without missing out on the live actions of your local news or sports.
It is important to point out that even though Amazon Fire TV stick is available in other countries other than the USA, the YouTube TV is not available outside the USA, so you might have to go through a third-party downloader to install the App.