How to watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch

Written By Darryl Reviewed By Apple Watch How-to 4 Min Read

The Apple Watch has many features and functions as a substitute for your iPhone. You can make calls, respond to messages, listen 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. Don’t get too excited as there’s no official YouTube app yet! But there’s a workaround that can help you play YouTube videos on your Apple Watch.

Watch YouTube Videos through WatchTube

On the Apple Watch, you can play songs through YouTube Music but not videos. Moreover, Safari isn’t supported on the Apple Watch either. The only option you’re left with is to watch YouTube videos through WatchTube.  

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.

While WatchTube gets most things right, the app lacks in certain areas. For starters, you cannot sync your Google account. Also, the app reports many errors and is slow to load. But it does the job just fine.

The WatchTube app is exclusively for the Apple Watch. 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.

    Download WatchTube on the Apple Watch- 

II. Download WatchTube through iPhone: 

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

    Download WatchTube through iPhone

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. 

Video: Watch Youtube Videos on Apple Watch


Can you use YouTube Music on your Apple Watch? 

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

Can I watch Netflix on Apple Watch? 

No, you cannot stream Netflix on the Apple Watch.  

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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By Darryl Content Writer
Consumer Technology and Motorcycles are the two things that excite Darryl the most. Why? Because Tech helps better people's lives, and solving people's problems related to tech is something he enjoys. And what about bikes, you ask? Well, drop a gear and disappear.
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