YouTube is available for all smartphones and PCs. It can be streamed on Google Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, and other similar devices. YouTube has users across the world. In fact, on YouTube, 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute. More than 1 billion people are using YouTube across the globe. So it could be a great combo using YouTube on Amazon Firestick.

YouTube is one of the social media giants which has tons and tons of videos in it. You can watch those videos for free, and you can post your videos too. Apart from Facebook and Instagram, YouTube is the most used platform on the internet. YouTube is made available in the Amazon Appstore after a long gap in 2019. Due to some rift between Google and Amazon, YouTube was removed from Amazon Appstore in 2017. Again in 2019, YouTube is made available in Amazon Appstore.

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Features of YouTube on Firestick

YouTube, owned by Google, has jaw-dropping features like every other app from Google. Here are the features of YouTube.

  • YouTube is a video streaming platform in which you can stream either online or offline.
  • YouTube has almost everything in its kitty. Nearly 300 hours of video content are uploaded on YouTube per minute.
  • You can like, share, and comment on any video without any restriction.
  • On YouTube, you can also post your own videos.
  • If you find any channel which you like, you can subscribe to that channel. So, you can’t miss any videos from that channel.
  • On YouTube, you can create your own playlist and add your favorite videos.
  • Apart from YouTube, YouTube Kids is a special version for kids and children. YouTube Kids has no adult content.

How to Install YouTube on Firestick

Since YouTube is available on Amazon Appstore, you can directly download it to your Firestick.

Step 1: Tap the Search icon on the Firestick home screen.

YouTube on Firestick
Search icon

Step 2: Type YouTube in the search bar.

YouTube on Firestick

Step 3: Select the YouTube from the search list.

YouTube on Firestick
YouTube app

Step 4: Click the Download icon.

Download icon

Step 5: Wait for the download to complete.

Step 6: When the download is complete, click the Open icon.

Open icon

YouTube on Firestick using Downloader | Alternative Method

You can also download YouTube from the Downloader app in case you cannot access YouTube due to geo-restrictions.

Apps from Unknown Sources

If you try to download apps from sources other than Amazon Appstore, you need to give permission to Apps from Unknown Sources.

Step 1: Click Settings from the home screen of the Firestick.

YouTube on Firestick

Step 2: In the Settings menu, choose Devices/ My Fire TV.

YouTube on Firestick
Devices\My Fire TV

Step 3: Select Developer Options.

YouTube on Firestick
Developer Options

Step 4: In the Developer Options menu, select Apps from Unknown Sources to turn on the feature if it is turned off.

Apps from Unknown Sources

Step 5: Click Turn On to confirm your selection.

YouTube on Firestick

Step 6: Turn On ADB Debugging.

After turning it on, open the Downloader app in your Firestick. If you don’t have the Downloader app, install the Downloader app for Firestick.

Step 1: Click Allow on the prompt.

Step 2: In the search bar, type the URL and click GO.

Search Bar

Step 3: Now click the Next button.

Step 4: Wait for the download to complete.

Step 5: Now click the INSTALL button.

Step 6: After the installation is complete, click OPEN to run the app.

Step 7: On the home screen of the play, you will be asked to choose the version of YouTube. Choose any one from the 720, 1080, or 4K version.

Step 8: Next, you will get the Sign In page. Sign in to your account and watch your favorite videos.

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Wrap Up

Now enjoy streaming all the videos on YouTube with your Firestick. YouTube is the biggest video streaming site and you can get in on firestick in minutes by following the above instructions. If you have any doubts about the installation, ask us in the comments section.