With Roku recently dropping YouTube TV from its channel store, YouTube users may want to look to another streaming device if they want to continue using Youtube TV. After all, YouTube TV recently came out on top in our analysis of streaming service channel lineups. Roku users can still use YouTube TV on Roku through the YouTube app. They can also continue to use the Roku TV app installed before Roku removed the app from the channel store. However, If YouTube releases an update to fix a bug or add features, Roku users will not receive the app update. There is also no way to reinstall the app if it’s deleted from a Roku device. With that in mind, I recommend looking for an alternative to Roku if you want to keep using YouTube TV. Due to its affordability, I recommend the Amazon Fire Stick. The Fire Stick has been supported by YouTube TV since September of 2019, so it’s a proven platform for Youtube TV.
Using YouTube TV on Amazon Fire Stick
There are a few versions of fire stick to chose from. I recommend either the Amazon Fire Stick Lite for around $25 or the Amazon Fire Stick 4K for around $40. The major difference between these devices is the ability to watch videos in 4K, so this device may interest you if you want to take full advantage of Youtube TV’s 4K+ add-on package. For more information, you can take a look at our comparison of Fire TV Devices.
Installing YouTube TV on a Fire Stick
Use the following steps to install the YouTube TV app on you Amazon Fire TV Stick
- On the Fire Stick Home screen hover over the Search icon.
- Enter “YouTube TV” then scroll down and click on YouTube TV when the search result appears
- Press the down directional button and select YouTube TV and select Download.
- When the app is finished downloading, click the Back button on your remote until you return to the Home screen
- Then click on YouTube TV to launch the application.
- YouTube TV is now successfully installed! You can now either start a free trial or sign in to your existing account.
Once installed the app works just as it did on Roku. If you logged in with your existing YouTube TV account the app will remember all of the preferences you had set on you YouTube TV account.
About YouTube TV
YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that boasts over 85 live TV channels in its lineup. Also, there are shows and movies available on-demand through YouTube TV. Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. See ou review of YouTube TV for more details on this streaming service.
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