Can you Watch YouTube on Nintendo Switch?

Can you watch YouTube on Nintendo switch? The answer is yes. In the following article, we will provide you with a brief guide on how you can watch your favorite YouTube videos on Nintendo Switch.

We will also tell you how you can download YouTube on your Nintendo Switch. These instructions will also apply to Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch (OLED model).

So without further ado, let’s begin.

How to Download YouTube on your Nintendo Switch?

You can watch your favorite YouTube videos on Nintendo Switch by downloading the official YouTube app. Here’s how you can download the YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch:

  1. Go to your Nintendo eShop and choose a user account.
  2. Head to search/browse.
  3. Now search “YouTube” in the search/browse section.
  4. Select the official YouTube app from the search results.
  5. Now click download.
  6. Click download again to confirm and your download will begin.
  7. Now click close and launch the official YouTube app.
  8. You can sign in to your YouTube account to watch your favorite YouTube videos and visit playlists.

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You can click “Sign in on your TV” or “Sign in with a web browser” to log in to YouTube. You can skip this step if you want to watch without logging in. Select a video you want to watch and simply press down. This will display a menu at the bottom with the channel icon, closed caption icon, and play/pause icon.

If you want to go to the creator’s channel, simply click the channel icon.

This will take you to a library of videos that the creator has made. Use the play/pause icon to play or pause the video. Pressing the closed captions button will enable subtitles on your video. Along with these options, there are other icons such as the rating button, flag button, and subscribe button.

You can either use the d-pad or joystick to navigate the YouTube app. Using the handheld will allow you to use the touch-screen to navigate the app.

Parental controls on YouTube

If your child has a Nintendo Switch, you’re probably concerned about the stuff he can come across on YouTube. You can restrict what your child can come across on YouTube by enabling some parental controls on Nintendo Switch.

Switch’s parental controls for children can lock the YouTube app. You can select additional parental control settings by going to the settings. You can access settings by going to the left corner of the YouTube app. After that, select the restricted mode to enable the restriction.


Downloading and using YouTube on your Nintendo Switch is super easy. Follow these instructions to watch your favorite YouTube videos on Nintendo Switch.

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