YOUTUBE TV is one of the great features that youtube offers. What makes it interesting is the much less sophisticated UI. You can easily navigate around youtube by using the keyboard alone. The ability to see instant search previews is also very handy. Apart from all this, there is an even bigger feature and it’s the ability to control youtube videos on your PC/TV with your smartphone alone. You don’t need any extra apps to make utilize of this feature. Once you paired your phone with youtube TV you can easily play, pause, scrub through video and change the volume of the youtube video right from your smartphone. Before leaning back and start enjoying this feature you have to do a couple of easy steps to pair up your phone with your computer or TV.

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What you’ll need?

This trick works without any apps, however, you will need a phone with wifi. Moreover, both the devices(phone and TV/PC) should be connected to the same Wifi network.

Steps to pair up your  phone with youtube for remote control

  1. First of all, visit youtube TV settings page by clicking on the link.Youtube TV-remote control with smartphone
  2. Click on pair device. You will now see a pairing code.Youtube TV- pairing device
  3. Now go to from your smartphone. Enter the pairing code from your PC/TV into the corresponding field in your smartphone and click
  4. Now open a video in your smartphone and it will be played on your paired TV/PC.

One thing that I have noticed is that you will need to pair your device every time you want to remote control youtube.

Steps to delete the paired device

To delete any paired smartphone i.e to revoke its remote playback feature, visit youtube TV settings page and click delete. You will see a pop up with the paired devices listed. Click delete to delete all the paired devices. There is no option to selectively delete paired devices, however you can delete all of them at once.