How to Share YouTube TV

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Introduction

Google lets you share your YouTube TV account with up to five other family members who have Google accounts. Any users you share your YouTube TV account with will be added to your family account, and will be able to access YouTube TV without having to sign up for a new account. It only takes a few minutes to send out invitations, and as soon as your invitation is accepted that person will have access to YouTube TV.

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Steps to Share YouTube TV

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to tv.youtube.com, and then log in to your account if prompted. You’ll arrive at your YouTube TV home screen.
  2. Click your profile image in the upper right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will be displayed.
  3. Click “Settings” in the drop-down menu. The Settings screen will be displayed.
  4. Click “Family Sharing” in the options along the left side of the Settings screen. The Share YouTube TV screen appears, informing you that you’ll need to create a family group in order to share YouTube TV.
  5. Click the blue “Continue” button in the lower right corner of the Share YouTube TV window. A Set Up Your Group screen appears, informing you that as a family manager you’ll be able to invite up to five more people who must be at least 13 years of age or older and have a Google account.
  6. Click the red “Continue” button when you’re ready to proceed. The Send Invitations screen appears.
  7. Enter the email account of any users you want to invite to share your YouTube TV account. Click the red “Send” button after you’re done adding users. A You’re All Set screen appears, telling you to look for an email when whoever you invited to share your YouTube TV account with accepts your invitation.
  8. Click the red “Go to YouTube TV” button in the You’re All Set window. You’ll return to your YouTube TV home screen, where you can continue using YouTube TV. The individual you invited to share your YouTube TV account with will receive an email informing them that they’ve been invited to share your YouTube TV account. Upon acceptance, that individual will be prompted to join your family account. After joining, they’ll be able to access your YouTube TV account using their account.
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