Quick how-to: AirPlay from YouTube for iPhone

Google has released YouTube for iPhone and iPad version 1.1 with true AirPlay, iPhone 5 support and more. In this quick tutorial, I’ll explain how to use AirPlay with your Apple TV and YouTube for iOS.

Install the App

Install the free YouTube app for iOS. It’s compatible with the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, and 5, plus the iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generation) and the iPad. It needs iOS 5.0 or later and, as I said, is optimized for iPhone 5.

Enable AirPlay

Earlier versions of YouTube for iOS were restricted to AirPlay mirroring. This version offers proper AirPlay and it’s great. Setup is super simple. First, ensure that your iOS device and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then follow these steps:

  1. Find a video you’d like to watch.
  2. Tap the AirPlay icon
  3. A slip appears. Tap your Apple TV to select it.

That’s it! Your video is pushed to your Apple TV. Enjoy this update and start watching YouTube videos on your big screen.

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