If you are a Nintendo Switch user, you may want to know that is it possible to watch YouTube on Nintendo Switch? The answer is absolutely yes. In this MiniTool post, we will show you how to watch YouTube on Nintendo Switch. We hope it is helpful for you.

Most of you prefer to watch videos in YouTube. And actually, YouTube is really a good place to go. You can even access it to watch videos from your Nintendo Switch.

To be specific, you can use your Nintendo Switch to watch the latest news, funny videos, and play games. You can do these things as long as you have downloaded the YouTube app to your Nintendo Switch.

But, how can you watch YouTube on Nintendo Switch? This post will focus on the topic of Nintendo Switch YouTube and tell you how to watch YouTube on Nintendo Switch.

First, we will tell you how to download the YouTube app to the console.

How to Download YouTube to the Nintendo Switch Console?

It is very easy to download and install YouTube to the console. You can do it like this:

  1. Open your Nintendo Switch.
  2. Go to the Nintendo eStore.
  3. Search for YouTube in the store.
  4. Download the installation file and open it to install it to the console.

After installation, you can go to watch the YouTube videos even without logging in to with your YouTube account.

But, you can also sign in to YouTube if you would like to. In the next part, we will how you how to do this work.

How to Sign in to YouTube on Nintendo Switch?

If you have you own YouTube playlists, favorite channels, or you want to save some special videos to your account, you will need to sign in with your account to deal with these things. It is also free to do this thing and you can do everything you can do like you do on your computer.

However, there is one thing you need to know: in a situation like this, YouTube Red content requires a YouTube Premium account for further use.

Then, you can follow these steps to sign in to YouTube with your account:

  1. Open YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch.
  2. Go to sign in inside the app.
  3. Sign in with your Google Account.

How to Use the YouTube App on Nintendo Switch?

It is a little different to use the YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch compared with using it on your computer. For example, you need to use the left joystick or the D-pad to move around the app, select your needed videos or features you want to use.

At present, swipe compatibility is not supported in YouTube app. When you open a YouTube, you will see a menu list at the bottom of the screen along with some icons with different features as follows:

  • Home Icon: with this icon, you can return to the YouTube home menu. It looks like a house.
  • Play icon: with this icon, you can start your video. It is a triangle that points to the right.
  • Closed Caption icon: with this icon, you can display captions if they are available for the video. It is an icon with two C’s inside a square.

When you play a YouTube video, you can also see a More Actions option. You can press this icon to see the additional options for the video. For example, you can subscribe to the channel, rate the video you are watching, or flag a video for violating community guidelines.

Parental Controls in YouTube on Nintendo Switch

Like YouTube on computer, you can also use the Parental Control of YouTube to deal with children of various ages. You can go to the YouTube settings menu on your Nintendo Switch to do the job.

After reading this article, you must know how to watch YouTube on Nintendo Switch.

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