Last updated on October 30, 2020
Guide Index

Quick introduction

YouTube is the biggest online video platform in the world, with tens of millions of videos covering every imaginable topic.​

The videos are uploaded by YouTube users and includes work from amateur filmmakers, music videos, sports channels showing highlights and instructional videos to help you tackle almost any task.​

YouTube apps are available for the following devices.

What do you need to use YouTube?

  1. You will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with access to the internet.
  2. Download the corresponding app for your device. YouTube is available on Android phones and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPads. You can also access it on computers using a standard web browser and on many smart TVs.
  3. You will need a Google account. If you have a Google or Gmail account you can use this to sign in to YouTube. Without a Google account you can watch videos on YouTube, but you cannot subscribe to channels or create playlists.
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If you don't have the YouTube app installed, check out the guide to installing apps on Android devices.

Using the guide

The following pages introduce you to using the YouTube app on Android devices; using the app on iPhones and iPads will be very similar. It is broken down into chapters to let you dip in and out. You can skip any chapters that do not interest you.

You will find links to previous and next chapters at the bottom of each page. There is also a ‘Guide Index’ below the page heading. If you tap on this you will see all the chapters in the guide.

You can read through the guidance online or download the printable versions of the pages you need to view at your leisure.