Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: March 12, 2021
How to watch YouTube on TV without tiresome ads or buffering? It is as easy as ABC with the aid of 5KPlayer. This first-rate YouTube downloader & Airplay sender is the right source for you to free download online videos fast and stream YouTube to TV in merely three steps. You spend no money, but you get the perfect solution to watch YouTube on TV here.
Your laptop isn't always appropriate for watching YouTube video especially when your whole family wants to take part in, while TV programs offer a limited choice. That way, watching YouTube on TV becomes pretty cool. Certainly, you can watch YouTube on TV once your TV belongs to the smart TV community, but it is impossible to save hot YouTube blockbuster movies, like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar etc. On the other hand, I'm afraid sometimes you will blame your shoddy Internet connection that ruins the fun. In this case, whether you own a smart TV connected with YouTube or a "dumb" TV, 5KPlayer always comes in handy.
This splendid YouTube downloader definitely creates a paradise for moviegoers, music lovers, or someone who just wants to sit on the couch having a quiet weekend owing to its impressive ability to download any YouTube videos you desire, say, hot music videos, movies, TV shows etc. at full speed and airplay YouTube (MP4/H.264) to TV just a click away. You don't need to spend a penny but you will get an extraordinary YouTube viewing experience on TV big screen, throwing ads and buffering aside.
Tips: YouTube video is usually formatted with FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc, incompatible with AirPlay. To stream YouTube to Apple TV, you can resort to DVD video converter software for Mac OS and for Windows PC to help you ultrafast convert YouTube video to AirPlay friendly formats like MP4, H.264, M4V, etc.
You are free to stream YouTube films and videos from Mac/PC to TV as well as to stream video and music from iOS devices like iPhone iPad to Mac/PC. Moreover, you can not only Watch YouTube on TV without constraint, but also watch videos from other sites on TV for 5KPlayer is capable of downloading videos from Vimeo, Facebook( over 300 sites) as well. Best of all, it is free. There is such a thing as a free lunch. Follow the guide below and have a try right now.
[Updated]: Currently 5KPlayer doesn't support PC/Mac to Apple TV AirPlay, but you can use it DLNA function to stream video music from computer to smart TV or Apple TV.
Step 1: Free Download and launch 5KPlayer on Mac. Click "YouTube" button in the main interface, copy and paste the URL of YouTube video, and press "Download" to start downloading. (To get enjoyable YouTube video viewing experience free of ads and buffering, you are recommended to download videos first.)
Step 2: Connect as you normally would to an Apple TV over AirPlay from your iOS device: Go to Control Center on the display of your iOS device and find AirPlay. Click AirPlay.
Step 3: Open the video file you just downloaded. It will automatically airplay to the TV you connect. You can fast forward, back forward, pause etc.
[Notice]: As YouTube app is no longer available on Apple TV 3rd-gen and 2nd-gen, you are highly suggested to AirPlay YouTube app from iPhone iPad to Apple TV to watch YouTube videos on such an Apple TV model.
Step 1: After successfully setting up your HDTV with Apple TV box, connect it to the same Wi-Fi as your iPhone.
Step 2: Turn TV input source as "HDMI signal".
Step 3: Then visit the control center of your iPhone 8 (Plus) iOS 11. Tap AirPlay to find your Apple TV name in the AirPlay target list. Hit the title to build OTA connection and beam YouTube TV shows on iPhone 8 to Apple TV.
This built-in AirPlay support is already available for apps like YouTube, TED, HULU, etc, which enables to you stream in-app videos to Apple TV wirelessly.
5KPlayer is far more than a simple YouTube downloader and AirPlay sender that gives you a solution to airplay video music. This fantastic downloader and AirPlay sender also works as a professional video music player that handles video in any format, like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3, FLAC, 4K, 5K etc. Besides, it embraces features of converting YouTube video to MP3, AAC audio and playing any region code DVD (region code 1-6).
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