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How To Use YouTube App On An Insignia Smart TV In 4 Easy Steps

Last Updated Apr 1, 2022

When you are looking to relax, what is the first thing most people do? They open their phones and watch videos on YouTube. But what if you are at home and want to watch your favorite YouTuber or listen to music in style? The easy way to do that is by using the YouTube app on your Insignia Smart TV. 

The YouTube App is easy to use, easy to download, and, best of all, free! Take a look below and read just exactly how to download and use the YouTube app on your Insignia Smart TV in 4 easy steps.

Using the YouTube App 

One of the best ways to get unlimited videos on your Insignia Smart TV is to use the YouTube app. Once you’ve established an internet connection with your Insignia Smart TV, it is very simple to use.

In total, there are four easy steps to using the YouTube App: 

  1. Locate the app store
  2. Download the YouTube app
  3. Open the application & sign in
  4. Enjoy

Read on to get more details on how to locate the app and different versions of YouTube.

Finding the YouTube App 

Whether you are using the Insignia Fire Smart or the Insignia Roku Smart, you need first to locate your App Store. This will allow us to find YouTube and start navigating the app. 

On Roku, they call their apps “channels.” So, you will have to go to the “Streaming Channels” to find the YouTube App. Go ahead and click that nifty Home button on your remote to see the list of things you can do with your Roku. “Streaming Channels” should be somewhere near the top on the left-hand side near “Settings.”

On the Fire, you can go to the Apps setting with your remote up at the top right side of the screen. This will take you directly to the App Store where you can search the app of your choosing by category. 

Download the YouTube App

After you are in either the Streaming Channels or Apps stores of your Smart TV, you can then locate your YouTube App. This can be done by either finding the Search tab and directly typing in the name or by locating the app through its specified category. 

Once you have located YouTube, download the application and accept the download. This shouldn’t take very long to download to your TV as long as you are connected to the internet. 

Open the Application & Sign In

Great! Now you have the app, but what do you do with it? Well, signing in would be the next thing to do. Use your sign-in credentials from the web to get your personalized settings. It’s great to set up a profile on YouTube so that all of your favorite videos and playlists get saved for you to watch and listen to repeatedly. 

You will need your username (which is usually your email) and password to sign in. 

  1. Tap Account
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Either click on an existing account or Accounts +
  4. Add your new account to your device

When creating an account, you will need to go to to create that account using a Google email address. 


Signed in on your account and ready to watch? The next step is, of course, to enjoy. Search content you would like to watch: the newest cat video or a news clip of some weird thing a celebrity did. Subscribe to any YouTubers that catch your eye, and even have your kids enjoy YouTube Kids. 

If you find you don’t want the YouTube app installed or you’re going through troubleshooting and need to uninstall it, don’t worry, it’s very simple to reinstall.

YouTube, YouTube Kids, and Even YouTube TV: What’s The Difference?

YouTube has at least three different apps you will find on the app store. They are all slightly different and not all free. 

YouTube and YouTube Kids are free applications where you can find videos and songs. As you can imagine, YouTube Kids will cater to a younger audience, allowing parents and guardians a more family-friendly platform for their youngsters to explore. YouTube will have a broader range of content for all ages and no such restrictions as YouTube Kids. 

YouTube TV is an application that will cost a monthly fee. While you may be able to get a few free months, the monthly fee is roughly around $64.99. YouTube TV has over 85+ channels, unlimited recording storage, and up to 6 accounts. 

All would be downloaded using the methods mentioned above. 


Whether you are using the classic YouTube app, YouTube Kids, or even the slightly pricey YouTube TV, all are easy to start using. 

It is time to switch on that Insignia Smart TV- Fire or Roku and download the YouTube app. There is so much content to explore! You can explore Comedy, Drama, True Crime, and even the depths of the ocean. 

Don’t be shy, and sit on the couch with your loved ones. Or even turn on your favorite tunes to dance to. In the end, there is so much to see with something for everyone. All you have to do is download and explore.

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