YouTube for Android TV APK

Version 2.10.17 -
Last updated: 2020-08-03

APP Information

Download Version 2.10.17 (21017330)
Apk Size16.25 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download YouTube for Android TV 2.10.17 APK

App Description

YouTube for Android TV is google,android,youtube,entertainment, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.14 by 6159 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.10.17 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 30720826+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

YouTube your way on the biggest screen in the house, from a playlist of music videos to your favorite comedy channels. Finding something to watch is simple with voice search.

App ChangeLog

  • • Introduced content channels for Android TV O launcher
  • • Playback stability fixes, reduced jitter and resolved various 4K and A/V sync issues

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Jeremy Simkins-avatar

    It's bad enough with the redesign of the Shield that I now am limited to 1 row and this is in favor of apps having their own rows on the home screen. YouTube is the worst with this. Not only does EVERY SINGLE UPDATE add new rows, no matter that you already turn them off, but every update adds them back. So every time this app updates I now have to go through the horrible menu system to find the stupid rows that YouTube has added to turn them off. Seriously, this is so annoying I may just uninstall YouTube. How about you change this to let the user enable these rows instead of forcing them on (opt-in)? Or how about you keep the settings the user has and stop re-enabling these rows when I clearly show I do not want them. Other than that, it's YouTube... it's fine. This is the only app that does this so I am giving it 1 star for being evil.

  2. Stanislav Golodov-avatar

    Stanislav Golodov


    box Good app, but WHY I have 'video games' icon in the main bar? I don't play video games! I wish 'watch later' and 'watch history' could be somewhere in the main bar, not in the Library section. I wish I could configure the main bar as much as I can, as well as configure interests and topics I am (not) interested in. And please finally fix the bug with unsupported Cyrillic symbols when type them in search field using qwerty-board of my remote control (Philips 6501).

  3. Justin Brunsdon-avatar

    Justin Brunsdon


    2.07.02 Constantly crashes after latest update!!! Please fix!I As soon as i turn TV on it tells me YouTube has crashed, it also tells me its crashed when im in another app altogether. Also on a side note... This app has NEVER had an option for 4k. Why? Amazon and Netflix and other apps let me watch 4k perfectly fine! My tv is a Philips 55PUT6400 if that matters.

  4. Hari Kishan-avatar

    apk 2019 YouTube dont give any good options on this TV app. Unable to block specific channels, also gaming. As this is a TV app, youtube will be accessable to my kids. They spend lot of time on it. Once it is a best app for me, turns out to be a very bad app wrt my kids, unable to control them to watch on youtube. There is a very urgent need to timer, channel blocker, gaming block on this TV app.

  5. TV Nantua-avatar

    4.4.4 After the update my Android TV shows the "Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped" every time the app is opened. Then I press OK and the app stops. Can you fix this issue please?

  6. DJ Kayzie-avatar

    apk 2018 I don't like the new app. It keeps crushing and keeps constantly signing me out. It's annoying! Kindly but urgently fix it.

  7. Miles Lacanilao-avatar

    Miles Lacanilao


    old version I get a huge banner ad on Home screen, even though I subscribe for YouTube premium....

  8. Hing Kui Wong-avatar

    4.4.2 Once automatically updated to 2.10.13 on my Andrioid TV box, it totally can't play again!!

  9. Carlos Negrelli-avatar

    Carlos Negrelli


    2.0 apk crash, crash and crash all the time... very slow

  10. Lei Cui-avatar

    apk download I am using Sony Bravia 2019 TV, which has natively Android TV 9 backed. However, the experience of YouTube is awful on it. When I turn on the TV and click YouTube, it brings me to the homepage, however, nothing is loaded, this is 100% reproduce. Sometimes I was signed-in and signed-out automatically, 30% cases it happens

  11. David McJunkin-avatar

    It feels like Android TV is not supported as well is not as well supported by Google as they support other platforms. Switching back to YouTube on my Roku, you get multiple user profiles on the YouTube app but only one on the Android TV version and we have 4 Google accounts in the household. The Icons for YouTube and YouTube TV are almost identical on Android TV so I have to make sure not to have them near each other or I'll accidentally open the wrong one. The YouTube TV icon on Roku is a nice black scheme as opposed to white on YouTube. I would think Google would give all the best and newest features to their own platform but it really feels like orphan-ware. I really hope Google starts to support Android TV more as I really prefer the interface to other boxes (Roku, Fire TV, etc.)

  12. Graham Schwartz-avatar

    Graham Schwartz


    The "New" app is trash. Why did my subscriptions get moved all the way to the bottom of the screen? It now takes 7 clicks to get to the content I want instead of the 2 clicks it took before. There's no way to reorganize the left tray, which would fix that. No way to disable all of the trending, hot, etc garbage. Go back to the old layout please. 0/5

  13. Spaceshipper2 For-avatar

    Spaceshipper2 For


    PLEASE PLEASE give us a way to add UNWATCHED VIDEOS to "Watch Later" or to other playlists via a long-press when a video is highlighted in the list... For now, the only way to achieve a similar effect is to start the video and then press Back button on the remote, so that the video is saved in the "History" playlist in order for us to remember to watch it sometime later... But that's only a compromise, a long route, an untidy trick... There should be a better official simple neat way to do this... Please!! (will give 5 stars if this gets implemented)

  14. Xavier Flix-avatar

    In the latest version (2.09.07) the option to set the contrast has been removed and now the app looks horrible with very bright text and almost black background. Why was the option removed?

  15. Utsav A-avatar

    Does not play 4K videos on my 4K HDR TV. The TV is an Android 9 TV running the native Youtube app, the viewport never increases past 1080p. Playing the same video on my PS4 Youtube app shows full 4K viewport

  16. Peter Hardy-vanDoorn-avatar

    Peter Hardy-vanDoorn


    Still can’t make videos as “not interested”, or block channels, or block topics. Shows vides in features that don’t appear in desktop web view or iPhone app so no way of saying that they’re not wanted either. All in all a very poor experience.

  17. Imran Husain-avatar

    Lack of fine control. I'd really like the "do not recommend this channel" feature. Thankyou.

  18. Engr.Badar Iqbal-avatar

    Engr.Badar Iqbal


    After new update whenever I connect my Bluetooth device with my Mi Box S, you tube stops playing. New update crash very much.

  19. hiren mistry-avatar

    From Yesterday (12th Dec 2019) no video are playing in my Airtel Xtreme box. I can just hear the audio. Video get stuck on first frame, please. do something for this.

  20. Omidreza Ghafarinejad-avatar

    Omidreza Ghafarinejad


    why using a built-in keyboard and not being able to use the android tv keyboard with any desired language? using the built-in keyboard is very hard and time consuming and also it doesn't let anybody to change the language to others such as persian. Please improve the app and let us use the default keyboard of android tv.

  21. Rajeev Jayaswal-avatar

    Rajeev Jayaswal


    Takes lots of time to load on my TV (MI). Keeps popping up you are signed-in message. I think it is very slow on TV.

  22. Ahmed Elayashy-avatar

    Removing 4k option is a joke, i have a 4k smart TV but i cannot watch 4k videos from youtube because of the updates? what a joke!

  23. John Darlington-avatar

    John Darlington


    Poor search features. Also constantly crashes when fast forwarding or rewinding (on mibox3).

  24. Ben Shuker-avatar

    Animated thumbnails completely ruin the YouTube experience for me. I hate it.

  25. Gavin Güler-avatar

    Please add Option to view comments And the layout is outdated

  26. Caribou-avatar

    it can not group/arrange channel, not easy to chose channel.

  27. Kristian Rasmussen-avatar

    Kristian Rasmussen


    After the update my Bang & Olufsen Android TV shows the "Unfortunately YouTube has stopped" Every time the App is opened, then I can press OK or report, if I press OK, then the pop-up disappeared and I can use the App but shortly after the pop-up is back. (it continues like this) Even when using the TV's tuner to watch TV the pop-up continues to occur. I have uninstalled the update 2.10.13 and the issue stopped but now I dont have a YouTube app that works.

  28. s magic-avatar

    Please add multilingual search for input keyboard

  29. Michael Goncalves-avatar

    Michael Goncalves


    Why did you remove Increase Contrast on the latest version? Put it back.

  30. Ruslan M.-avatar

    Launch time is horrible, Nvidia Shield TV with the latest version Android takes minutes!!!!!! to launch this already garbage app. Shame on you Google. Can’t even make an app for ur service, why would I ever choose Android over iOS. LOL

  31. Wairoj Waini-avatar

    I use TCL android TV Last year (2017) the app worked well. But this year (2018) after I updated, the app crashes and cannot run anymore. I waited for the next update but it's still not working. I want to use the previous (2017) version but the playstore does not allow it. Please fix this or make another app for TCL version.

  32. Ken Irwin-avatar

    The Good: Works great on a Sony Bravia 2015 model, everything works as expected. Runs Android 7. The Bad: Plays maybe 30 seconds of any video on other TVs running Android 6 then locks up. Sometimes you can get it to work if you restart, but it's inconsistent. Going into the app and removing all updates back to factory delivered version of the app and it works just fine, well until it gets re-updated. This is true on multiple devices from multiple manufactures using multiple different processors. Very frustrating that Google can't get it together to run their own app on their own platform. It's really pretty inexcusable, especially since Amazon can manage to deliver a more consistent YouTube experience on a FireTV using Silk (or Firefox for that matter) than Google can with their own app on their own platform. Trying to reproduce the same scenario using Chrome on AndroidTV gets you an unnavigatable mess.What ever was done in some update somewhere made this a useless app on many devices. Again let me clarify, we are talking about an app that came preinstalled on these devices and worked perfectly well and then stopped working when it got updated to newer versions.

  33. Gary Mil-avatar

    After being signed out of the app and not being able to sign in again, because it just wont let you,i reinstalled it on our android tv and we could sign in but there was no side panel ??? Why? Not user friendly anymore at all. Good one Youtube!! I then uninstalled and went back to an older version. Now have side panel back and full control with sign in. We will wait and see what happens for now and see if they come up with a new one that actually works.

  34. Cpt. Rusty-avatar

    It's a much worse experience then the mobile version, and it doesn't have to. With youtube premium the option to download and watch offline isn't available anyway. Video closes when you try to browse for another video, instead of minimizing. When you attempt to fast forward or rewind, the ui covers half of the screen whith "sugestions" that need not show up, you coul press down to see sugestions and what is next on the cue and up to show the player controls. Maybe I'm just a premium idiot.

  35. Chetan Mehta-avatar

    Hi Google Team, I am very disheartened to advise that why google can't fix their own Android TV app at all ? There are so many negative feedback on this Youtube for Android TV app. I am using this app since 1 year on my TV and it's very unstable, everytime i search a new content the app freezes while playing and doesn't work at all for that content. Android is your own OS, why can't you make compatible app for each Android versions ? I am sure it's not a bigger deal for your team. Please reply as there are so many other users waiting for the same answer. Please do something about it. Thank you.

  36. A Google user-avatar

    UI needs work: - Pressing left should rewind like it does on YouTube TV and every other media app. Currently you have to press "up" first. 🤦‍♂️ - Thumbs up and down should be more accessible - "Add to Watch Later" should be more accessible - "Watch Later" listing should be the top item under "Library" not "History" (I live my life by Watch Later, I rarely want to go to the History)

  37. Ashikur Rahman-avatar

    With the latest update, YouTube Originals don't stream anymore on my Nvidia Shield TV. The Original videos (e.g. Cobra Kai, Sherwood) play for a few seconds with audio and blank screen, and then stops. Non-original regular YouTube videos play fine however. Clearing cache, clearing data, app reset, device reset -- nothing fixes the issue. Only way to fix the problem is to uninstall updates in the YouTube app, which is not what one should have to do ideally. Extremely disappointed! 👎👎👎

  38. paul drozd-avatar

    Great app that needs an overhaul of the menus and options of every screen, play next thumbnails are too invasive stay up too long in front of content. Also commenting is disabled this app what a stupid choice, the designers could learn a lot from the tablet version that was perfect for TV form factor. PS needs a mini screen to full screen feature, so you can search for what to watch next while watching.

  39. Aaron Bauer-avatar

    Are you even doing testing? This has been broken for over a month, now. And to be clear, this is affecting customers who are PAYING for access to YT Premium and cannot use it. YouTube Originals show a black screen, while many 4k videos play for one second and then lock up or a black screen at times during playback. Needed to remove update to get access to YT Premium again.

  40. Javier Hernandez-avatar

    Javier Hernandez


    Worked great before today. Now there is a banner on my TV telling me to rate the app and there is no way to remove banner. I tried restarting the app and it froze my tv. Now I am here sharing how bad the new update is. The only way to restart my TV is to unplug it and let it reboot. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

  41. A Google user-avatar

    I have this app in my Sony KD-55X8500E and I can't sign in with my youtube account to get access to my subscriptions. When I click "sign in" button, nothing happens. I surf the internet and google and tried every possible solutions even created new fresh accounts, reset TV and ... but no chance to get it work.

  42. A Google user-avatar

    After staring a video on a TV, it logs me out and in after a random time. This interrupts the video and returns to the main menu. I need to search again for the video (it is no longer on the recommended list) and resume from there. This is supper annoying - it wasn't like this before

  43. Viacheslav Yushchenko-avatar

    Viacheslav Yushchenko


    Fails on fast forward. Hang or reboot device

  44. Kurt Johansen-avatar

    1 star because of the fullscreen ad in start menu, that I can't remove and destroys my experience with youtube. Ads should only be in the videoes not the startscreen.

  45. Miguel Puente-avatar

    This app needs the ability to manage episodes better. There has to be a better way to showcase the episodes for tv shows compared to the current implementation. Need a "mark as watched" option. Also, needs a way to turn off history recording, sucks that it clogs up my YouTube history

  46. Umesh Devani-avatar

    Latest update not able to install on my SMART TV. It keep saying update app, but same error display "Can't able to Update". Please fix issue by today or Rollout to previous version. As i am not able to open app and watch video on my TV. Immediately remove screen update app on TV as latest version not supported by SMART TV

  47. Christopher McWain-avatar

    Christopher McWain


    What's not to like? How about less total videos on the screen? Harder to get to subscribed channels? A lot of categories shoved in your face that you couldn't care less about? Auto-playing videos when scrolling? All these changes are making me want to find an alternative (legitimate or not) interface.

  48. Bruce B-avatar

    re-design on android TV is miserable. 'home' and 'subscriptions' are 99% of my viewing. I now need to pass over Gaming, Music, Latest, Originals and Movies to switch between. If I could re-order list, it would be Ok. PITA with Nexus TV remote.... Went back to youtube website; works much better.

  49. Dave Holmen-avatar

    Far more commercials than versions for other systems. Can hardly watch a single video without getting a commercial abruptly in the middle of it. If a video is longer than 10 minutes, expect 3 commercial breaks. FAIL.

  50. marcingoz87-avatar

    Gets stuck on buffering every few seconds. It makes it almost unusable. The problem started few days ago. It only affects the android TV version of the app. The PC and mobile work smoothly on the same Internet connection.

  51. Gregory Wills-avatar

    Used to work fine, however since I recently updated my Sony Bravia TV the UI has become really sluggish! Scrolling down my subscription list is now painfully slow and it takes literally minutes to reach the bottom of the list. Please fix this!

  52. Nabil Farook-avatar

    Bought a brand new Sony Android TV kd85x8500g. On receiving the TV checked and found the youtube TV app working perfectly. Immediately after the setup the youtube app updated to the latest version. While trying to play any video the video freezes while the audio continues.

  53. Japie vd Westhuizen-avatar

    Japie vd Westhuizen


    The Youtube app is not stable at all. Sometimes it plays OK the whole video, next video the app crashes after 1min. Youtube is about half the reason I bought a TV box, very disappointing and frustrating!

  54. Antony Das-avatar

    When ever I open the Youtube App in my MiTV when the remote is connected, the internet goes down for the whole TV. But when I disconnect the remote, the internet starts working again. If I don't open the youtube app, everything works fine.

  55. Brent Betz-avatar

    Wow. Awful. Login goes to gray screen, requiring hard reboot to see anything tied to my account. Adding any new videos to saved playlists won't show up unless I exit the app and go back in. Rewinding anything results in a green screen. Terrible.

  56. A Google user-avatar

    It's great to have YouTube on the TV but with janky low framerates on videos and it being horrible to navigate finding videos I'd much rather just use the YouTube app on my phone and stream it to the tv as that provides a vastly better experience in every way.

  57. Zafar Nabiev-avatar

    Unfortunatly this program is not working properly on my mi tv box. Can be used only with VPN but another youtube app for android phone that I use wokrs properly without VPN. Please, review the app and make it usable! Thanks beforehand.

  58. Craig Bennett-avatar

    This app is great if you are addicted to the youtube, because every 2-3 hours it completely disabled your internet. It has the added bonus of breaking up every other advertisement with a video.

  59. José Morais-avatar

    Google, please add an option to remove the very annoying video previews. Users are not stupid Google. Also, the app very often do auto logouts. UPDATE: I see that Google do not listen to user feedback.

  60. Vuong Nguyen-avatar

    Scroll issue finally fixed after 6 whole months. Better late than never I guess

  61. Daniel Wachira Kibuthu-avatar

    Daniel Wachira Kibuthu


    Does not work! No video loads it just shuts down and worse I can not login to my you tube account on the TV! Do something it has been this way for far too long!

  62. Toh Hong Chew-avatar

    Latest update shifted the Subsciptions tab too far away from the home tab. Added an additional 6 button presses to get from home to subscriptions. Would rather the subscriptions be moved to right below home.

  63. Adel Slamani-avatar

    The app now plays a lot of advertisements and makes watching videos very annoying. I suggest advertisements should be only when a video starts or ends but not in between

  64. Bon Jensen-avatar

    It's totally broken, it worked again after a reinstall, but the next day, it was broken again. How did this version ever get released?

  65. Yogesh Yadav-avatar

    App freez on my sony Bravia Android Tv KDLW950c after Jan update. when i paly any video the app start freezing and display turns black, I have already clear cache and data but problem is still remains. please solve this problem...

  66. Jérémy MARTIN-avatar

    Jérémy MARTIN


    Just don't work on shield tv and no way to make it work... I tried to delet all the updates, clear the cache .. nothing the aplication just freeze everytime...

  67. Raghu Kannan-avatar

    Constant popping sounds at each play/pause/forward/rewind action. And the interface is absolute rubbish as well.

  68. Pancham K-avatar

    The new version hang on Sony Bravia android TV. The only workaround is to uninstall the update and it works.

  69. Alexandros Gialamidis-avatar

    Alexandros Gialamidis


    I have an android 9 device and it's not compatible. Plus i can't use the previous version because the update notification won't go away. Good job Google

  70. Anton S-avatar

    can't connect to this app with wifi from youtube app on my android smartphone it works with netflix, works with plex, works even with youtube on LG webOS and doesn't work on android TV

  71. A Google user-avatar

    App not working, audio is working but video doesn't. Few weeks ago it was all fine.

  72. Roger Yang-avatar

    It keeps crashing. Hope the developers read all the reviews here and fix the bugs!

  73. A Google user-avatar

    I used to like it but now it makes an extremely annoying sound when I browse for a video.

  74. A Google user-avatar

    It won't even start on my Shield TV. It just force closes after opening it.

  75. Aake Kinnunen-avatar

    Slow and not very intuitive. Once you get a video going it’s about ok.

  76. Wolfgang Höbart-avatar

    Wolfgang Höbart


    5.1 Sound is gone, and also youtube changes to 480 SD resolution again and again (with 150 Mbit fiber connection)

  77. Andrew-avatar

    HDR is NOT working xiaomi mi box S. if i install youtube for phones, it works. yes it supports VP9 Profile 2..... why is HDR not working on youtube for android TV? please advise

  78. Bill Turner-avatar

    For Devs: When do we get a playback speed selector? This is an important feature.

  79. Kajpong Nakkrua-avatar

    Kajpong Nakkrua


    My android TV can't play, black screen forever when play VDO.

  80. Celestin de Villa-avatar

    Celestin de Villa


    The latest update cannot load videos at all on Android TV Oreo 8.0.

  81. 비밀요원-avatar

    I'm a premium user. When I watch the live streaming, this app shows ads.

  82. Максим Лазаренко-avatar

    Максим Лазаренко


    ADS is two times louder than regular sound level

  83. A Google user-avatar

    Can't even log in on my 2015 philips android tv.

  84. Tim O-avatar

    Bloody awful ever since they ditched the old, perfectly good app and replaced it with this rubbish

  85. Egill Hrolfsson-avatar

    Egill Hrolfsson


    Why is there no loop option on the TV app?

  86. ranjit singh-avatar

    not working in android tv.

  87. Rodolfo Rubens-avatar

    Wow, it's an app for their own operating system and it sucks. Congrats.

  88. Account-avatar

    Google is an ad company and this app is loaded with them.

  89. Overlord An-avatar

    need HDR support on Android 7.0 HDR TV

  90. Mygod Studio-avatar

    This app doesn't deserve 2 stars. It's 4 at least.

  91. A Google user-avatar

    This update is a complete rubbish iwant the older vesion please (1.3)

  92. Quan Le-avatar

    not able to sign in

  93. Steve Green-avatar

    Google has become just another megabusiness that screws up everything it can buy. They can't seem to get out of their own way

  94. matthew fielke-avatar

    i like alot

  95. Mihai Mecea-avatar

    Simple use-case: 1. subscribe to channel's content (paying for some content), that channel is issuing content almost every day, in the form of a new episode (like s3e28, s3e29...) 2. i want to see the new next episode, therefore what I need to do is: - open youtube on tv - search for that channel and open it - scroll the playlist 'till the end to find it... bottom-line: how hard would have been to have these episodes right where i left them, in home? the same way i see the series i'm watching in Netflix or whatever... considering I've payed premium and then extra for that channel...

  96. Peter Miller-avatar

    Just terrible. They replaced the Android app with a frontend to a web page. There's no system keyboard support so you're out of luck if you want to search for something in a language that doesn't use the English alphabet. The app no longer plays in the background when you return to the home screen and forget about any nice Android tv features such as PIP support. Also it takes 8 key presses just to get to the Watch Later queue, something which in a sane app would be one or two presses away from your starting point. Also no support for playback speed, something which YouTube on the web and phone apps can do.

  97. Hayk Harutyunyan-avatar

    Hayk Harutyunyan


    What the heck was this 2.07.02 update was about? Why would you remove the left panel, where resides My subscriptions, History and the Settings menu. Why would you do such thing? It is absolutely ridicules, at this point. If anyone else is displeased with the latest update, simply install the version 2.06.06 from apkmirror.

  98. Kuba Kulikowski-avatar

    Kuba Kulikowski


    Most issue I was getting in the past are fixed now. Great job.

  99. A Google user-avatar

    есть интересная проблема : при установке или настройке, на моей Xiaomi Mi Box S - неправильно устанавливается регион, меняете в настройках выставив правильно свою страну, и тогда проблем - НЕТ! Также, при перемотке видео или снятия с паузы, происходит скачек громкости, примерно в 2-3 раза громче, чем просматриваемое видео.

  100. Tom V-avatar

    great app, less snappy than native app but work great