The word YouTube is popular among everyone in the world nowadays. You can watch plenty of videos on YouTube related to lifestyle, technology, comedy, sports, news, vlogs, games, short films, and many more. YouTube lets you watch all the videos for free, and it is ad-supported. If you want to watch ad-free, you can opt for YouTube Premium at $11.99 per month. Further, anyone can create a channel on YouTube and earn money out of the videos they make. It is the best platform for creators to showcase their talents. We all know that Apple Watch is the best fitness tracking device. Nowadays, we can use Apple Watch to receive notifications, make calls, send messages, play games, and more. It is obvious that one may want to stream on Apple Watch. At the moment, one cannot stream anything on the Apple Watch directly. So, it is obvious that you cannot get YouTube on Apple Watch.
WatchOS doesn’t allow you to stream any videos, and you cannot even use any link to stream videos. So, the only possible way to watch videos on Apple Watch is using iMessage. Let’s see in detail the steps to watch YouTube on Apple Watch.
How to Watch YouTube on Apple Watch
When you want to watch YouTube videos on watchOS, you have to download or screen record the YouTube videos on your iPhone. Mostly you can download the videos on YouTube. When the video is not available for download, you can opt for screen recording. Screen recording may not give you high-quality videos. iMessage is an excellent place where you can share media files seamlessly.
FYI: If you use any links to watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch 3, you will come across an error message like “Your browser does not currently recognize the video file.” To sort this out, always remember to share the complete video while sharing a file through iMessage. When you receive the YouTube video through iMessage on your watch, you have to press the thumbnail to play the video.
To watch YouTube videos on watchOS,
1. Tap the YouTube thumbnail to start to play the video.
2. To pause the video, you can tap on the screen, and tap it again to resume the playback.
3. If you want to adjust the volume, press the Digital Crown button.
4. Once finished, choose Done on the screen.
Try This Way!
We find apps for everything nowadays. Likewise, you can install Video Player for the Apple Watch app from App Store on iPhone to watch videos on Apple Watch. But it supports only 60 seconds video.
Before using this app, you have to download the YouTube video and add the video to the app on the iPhone, and then you can watch it on your watchOS.
Related: How to Watch YouTube on Apple TV [Complete Guidelines].
That’s all about watching YouTube videos on your watchOS. Although the process isn’t straightforward, you can watch YouTube on Apple Watch Series 6 with either of the methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
You cannot install and download the YouTube videos on Apple Watch 5 or any other models directly. Instead, you can download the videos and send them through iMessage to play on Apple Watch.
There is no possibility to download YouTube Music on Apple Watch. So you can play the music from your iPhone to Apple Watch.