How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

When you think about video on internet, the first think comes in your mind “YouTube”. “YouTube” was launched in May 2005. This allows billions of people to free “Play” and “Upload” originally-created videos. YouTube provides a platform for people to inform, connect, and inspire others around the world and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertise large and small industry. So there would be lot of reasons to visit YouTube on your laptop, mobile and tablet. But watching videos on laptop small screen instead of your big LED TV screen, is not great experience. You might miss the picture size and quality while watching YouTube on your notebook or mobile small screen.

If that’s the case with you, then don’t worry, we have a solution for you. Through this article you would be able to download, convert and play your YouTube videos from your laptop/computer to direct on your TV without any wire.

Part 1.1: Best Video Downloader- Wondershare AllMyTube

For watching a YouTube video on your TV, you have to follow two steps. First you have to download the video, and the second stream your downloaded video on your TV. To download video from YouTube to your computer, we recommend you to use “Wondershare AllMyTube”. This application is specially designed for downloading videos in any format. Here are also other key features that why we choose this specific software.

wondershare allmytube
  • A fast and easy YouTube downloader and YouTube converter(It can also download and convert videos from thousands of other sites).
  • Convert to Any Format: MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, M4V, MOV, ASF, DV, MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, AAC, APE, OGG, AC3, etc.
  • Download YouTube videos with Wondershare exclusive multithreading accelerator that can boost YouTube video download speed by up to 3X times faster.
  • Record your selective desktop video.
  • Download any videos playing on IE, Firefox and Chrome.
  • A built-in video player to play MP4 and FLV videos.
  • A built-in web browser for browsing and download videos.
  • Part 1.2: Steps to Download Video to Computer and Stream on TV

    In the first part you will see how to download YouTube video you want to play on your TV, and after download we show how to play video from your computer to your TV.

    Following detail steps guide you how to use “Wondershare AllMyTube” for downloading your videos.

    Step 1 Launch the application

    After Download and install “Wondershare AllMyTube”, then launch it.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 1

    Step 2 Select YouTube Video You Want to Download

    After launching the application you can see that there are two methods you can use for downloading the video.

    First way: Direct download, if you know the URL address of a video, or if you are watching any video in any browser, simply copy the URL from the address bar on the browser, then click on “Paste URL” the video automatically starts downloading. (Figure 1)

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 2

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 3

    (Optional)

    You can also use the “Record Video” from “Download“ tab.by using this option it creates a box on top of the your screen (Figure: 2) .

    You can adjust, resize the required area you want to record (Figure: 3).

    This option use for capturing screen for tutorial mainly.

    The second way: Online Video

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 4

    • Click on the tab “Online Video”.
    • You can see some default bookmark video websites.
    • Click on YouTube.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 5

    • YouTube website will appear direct on “Wondershare AllMyTube”.
    • Direct browse / search video on “Wondershare AllMyTube” you are looking for download.

    Step 3 Choose Downloading Video Quality

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 6

    • Once you choose the video for downloading;
    • Move the cursor on playing video area;
    • A small “Download” icon will appear on top;
    • Click on that button.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 7

    • From the dropdown menu, select the quality / resolution of the video;
    • Select 1080p HD for HD videos.

    Step 4 Start Downloading

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 8

    • Once you select the resolution, the download will be started.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 9

    • When download finished you can view the downloaded file by clicking on the folder icon in “Finished” option;
    • The second icon (Figure 9) is for transferring video into your mobile device.

    You have downloaded your desired video file from YouTube. Now you want to play this YouTube video on TV from computer.

    For this purpose you can use DLNA Wondershare media server for streaming your video on TV from computer.

    Note:

    • Make sure your Computer and TV are located in the same network, so that “Wondershare Media Server” can automatically detect your device.
    • I am using Android base smart TV, got built-in DLNA and UPNP supported. If you have simple TV then you have to use any UPNP supported device like “Chrome cast, Roku, Apple TV” etc.

    Here is final simple step about how to stream your video from computer to TV.

    Step 5 Open Wondershare Media Server

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 10

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 11

    Step 6 Select Your Downloaded Video File

    • Once its open, select your downloaded video file from your computer;
    • Double click on it to play on computer.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 12

    Step 7 Play and Stream

    • Once it plays, you can see streaming button on right bottom of the window;
    • Just click on it.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 13

    • As soon as you click on streaming button;
    • Streaming will start on your TV;
    • If you have more than one streaming device, you can change it by clicking on same icon.

    Part 2: How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Phone to TV

    If you are using UPNP supported TV, your phone can connect to your TV automatically when both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Tap or click the streaming icon How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TVon your mobile phone to stream the YouTube on your TV.

    If your TV supports connecting over Wi-Fi, your device will be visible on the Connected TVs screen on your phone, tablet, or computer.

    Manual pairing

    If you're unable to connect over Wi-Fi automatically, you can manually pair your TV with your second device. Please follow the following instruction for pairing your Mobile and TV, for controlling YouTube from your mobile.

    Note:

    • Make sure that your Mobile and TV are located in the same network.
    • I am using Android base smart TV, got built-in DLNA and UPNP supported. If you have simple TV then you have to use any UPNP supported device like “Chrome cast, Roku, Apple TV” etc.
    • On the other hand using Android base Mobile, procedure are similar in Apple phones.

    Step 1Open YouTube Application on your Mobile and TV.

    Open your YouTube application on your TV and Mobile.

    Step 2 Get Code from your TV.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 14

    Step 3 Enter that Code or scan the barcode for pair.

    The Following Picture is from mobile showing how to connect YouTube.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    Figure: 15

    • Open YouTube from mobile.
    • Click on options.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    • Then select “setting”.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    • After that, select Connected TVs.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    • Select Add a TV.

    How to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV

    • Follow the same steps on your TV;
    • Enter the “Pairing Code” in your Mobile and you will get from your TV;
    • Now you can play any video on you mobile and just click Stream buttonHow to Watch YouTube Videos from Your Computer to TV.

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