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How to Install YouTube App on Android

Can't you find the YouTube app on your Android phone or tablet? Is it somehow uninstalled or deleted? In this post, I will show you how to install the YouTube mobile app on Android devices in simple steps.

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YouTube is one of the top 10 most visited websites and a highly popular video sharing website where you can listen to music for free, watch funny videos, movie trailers, news, informative videos, product reviews, how-to tutorials, live streams and more.

YouTube is also available as a mobile application that can be downloaded and installed on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, game consoles and other mobile devices. The YouTube app is available for various mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Nokia.

TIP: You can find detailed information about the devices and systems that are supported by the YouTube app on this page.

The YouTube app comes installed on Android devices by default, that's because both Android and YouTube are Google's products. As a default system app, it can't be uninstalled by following the regular steps you would follow for uninstalling apps on Android. But even the system apps may be removed from your device this way or that way, for a number of reasons such as you don't use them, you need to create space for other apps or files, your toddler watches inappropriate videos on it without your consent and so on.

Sometimes, mobile users may also remove the YouTube app from their devices for privacy reasons, which may really not be necessary. If you need some privacy while using YouTube, you can disable your search history and disable your watch history, so that even if someone logs in to your account somehow, they won't be able to see what videos you searched for and watched on YouTube. Also, for better protecting your YouTube account or Google Play Store account, always choose strong passwords.

We will leave the reasons for not having the YouTube app on your Android device to you and continue with how to install it.

How to Install YouTube App on Android

Before trying to install the YouTube app, it won't hurt to check all the apps installed on your Android device to see whether you already have it or not, as sometimes apps may get hidden if their shortcuts are deleted or they are made inactive. If you are sure you don't have the YouTube app installed on your device, continue with the following steps.

STEP 1: Grab your phone and open the Google Play Store by tapping on its icon.

If you can't see the icon for Google Play Store on your homescreen, check the apps screen. Also note that this will require you to have a Google Play Store account, so if you don't have one, simply create an account.

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TIP: In order not to have any issues or get your account compromised, make sure that you download the official YouTube app only from the Google Play Store. Any third party site that may look like they are offering the original YouTube app might be trying to trick you to steal your account information.

STEP 2: On Google Play Store, enter "youtube" into the search box at the top of the screen and tap on the search button.

This will list a number of YouTube and Google related applications.

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(YouTube and the YouTube logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission.)

You can also directly visit the following page in your web browser to install the YouTube app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.youtube

STEP 3: Tap on YouTube app, which is listed at the #1 spot on the list. This will open the app info page.

The app info page provides detailed information about apps such as their latest versions, developers, descriptions, reviews and other details.

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On the App Info page, you will also see an Install button for apps that are not currently installed on your phone.

STEP 2: Tap on the Install button to start downloading the YouTube app. As soon as it is downloaded, it will be installed automatically. This may take up to a couple of minutes depending on your mobile Internet connection speed.

Also check the following YouTube tips:

What to Watch on YouTube?
Free YouTube Channel Art Makers
How to Change Your YouTube Username
How to Find Your YouTube Comments
How to Download Videos from Any Website

With the YouTube app installed on your smartphone, you can now access YouTube and watch videos more efficiently. You can also easily upload videos that you record and publish on your YouTube channel while you are on the go.

If you have turned off auto updates on your smartphone or tablet, also remember to update YouTube app from time to time in order to continue using its most up-to-date and secure version.

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