As of 2014, YouTube is an official subsidiary of Google. Prior to being purchased by the much larger corporate entity of Google, YouTube operated as an independent limited liability company.
YouTube is the largest online video sharing platform. Users create accounts and upload videos. Most of the content is free; however, there are channels that charge a fee for streaming movies and showing live events.
The best way to find someone's Youtube channel is by searching directly on Youtube with the built-in search bar. The search brings up the channel you are looking for as well as videos related to the search.
It's possible to watch YouTube videos on a TV by using a set-top box or a game console that runs the YouTube application. They can also connect a laptop or tablet to the TV set and watch YouTube through a Web browser.
To view Google TV listings, turn on your television, press the Home button located in the upper left portion of the remote control, and select the PrimeTime option. Use the navigation bar to browse shows, movies and channel listings.
To watch YouTube content on a Smart TV, start the YouTube app on the TV, access the Sign In page, and find the necessary activation code. Log in with your Google account on your computer, select the desired identity, and enter the activation code in the appropriate field.
Get the activation code for the YouTube application on a television by first signing in to a YouTube or Google account on the television and then visiting YouTube.com/Activate. Select the account to be used if prompted, and then enter the activation code from the YouTube application.
The pairing code to connect YouTube.com to a TV is available on youtube.com/pair. The user must have the YouTube app installed on a TV, a streaming media device or a game console to use the pairing code.
The Google Chromecast is a digital video player dongle designed to be plugged into an HDMI outlet on a TV and powered by the USB outlet on the TV. The device connects to a wireless network and allows users to stream video via mobile and web apps that support Chromecast.
As of 2015, there is no definitive legal answer as to whether watching full episodes of TV shows on YouTube is illegal, according to FindLaw. However, those who post TV episodes to YouTube are violating the copyright of the episode and are breaking the law in doing so.