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.
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.
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.
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 usefulness of the how-to videos on YouTube varies depending on the subject. There are many useful videos for simple things such as recipes or replacing batteries. However, more in-depth tutorials for things like computer programming are often lacking.
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.
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.
As of 2015, some musicals available on YouTube include "Harry Potter in 99 Seconds" and "Side Effects." "The Wizard of Ahhhs," "Cinderonce," "Hipster Disney Princess- The Musical" and "Burning Man: The Musical" are musicals also available on YouTube.
Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim founded YouTube on Feb. 14, 2005. YouTube is a free video-sharing site that allows registered users to upload and share videos with others. In November 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.