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How to watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great alternative to your iPhone, providing many features and functions. Among the possibilities are making and receiving calls, responding to messages, listening to music or podcasts, etc. However, since your Apple Watch can perform many functions without breaking a sweat, can it play YouTube videos?

Yes, it can. YouTube doesn’t have an official app yet, so don’t get too excited! But there’s a workaround that can help you play YouTube videos on your Apple Watch.

Watch YouTube Videos through WatchTube

Using YouTube Music on the Apple Watch, you can play songs but not videos. Moreover, Safari isn’t supported on the Apple Watch either. WatchTube is your only option for watching YouTube videos.

WatchTube is a YouTube client and works well as a free app. You can search for videos, and it’ll also recommend videos based on your location, which you will need to input while logging in to the app.

WatchTube does most things right, but it falls short in some areas. For starters, you cannot sync your Google account. The app also reports many errors and it is slow to load. But it does the job just fine.

Apple Watch users can only download the WatchTube app. However, you can download it through the App Store on your iPhone, or you can also download it through the App Store on your Apple Watch.

How to download WatchTube on Apple Watch

There are two ways to download WatchTube on Apple Watch: using the Watch or through your iPhone. Let’s explore both options:

I. Through the Apple Watch:

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple Watch.
  2. Search for WatchTube.
  3. Tap the Get icon and install the app.

II. Download WatchTube through iPhone: 

  1. Visit this link on the App Store.
  2. Tap Get and install the app.

Once done, you can play YouTube videos on your Apple Watch. Also, not sure if you’d enjoy watching videos in a 16:9 ratio on the Apple Watch. Everything looks too crammed in. However, you can adjust the volume through the Digital Crown and double-tap to zoom in on the video.


Q. Can you use YouTube Music on your Apple Watch? 

Yes, YouTube Music is available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Q. Can I watch Netflix on Apple Watch? 

No, you cannot stream Netflix on the Apple Watch.

Q. What apps can I install on Apple Watch? 

Here’s a list of all apps you can install on your Apple Watch.

That’s all!

Share your feedback in the comments below and let me know if WatchTube works well for you. Also, what made you want to watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch?


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