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I have just purchased a Roku Premier, set up and registered an account.

I only want to view Youtube on my TV. How do I do it?

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If the initial setup did not install YouTube by default in the Roku home page channel grid, add it via the Streaming Channels link on the left side of the screen.  Any channel(s) you add will be added at the bottom of the channel grid.

Click on the YouTube tile in the channel grid to load the channel.

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Re: Youtube

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If the initial setup did not install YouTube by default in the Roku home page channel grid, add it via the Streaming Channels link on the left side of the screen.  Any channel(s) you add will be added at the bottom of the channel grid.

Click on the YouTube tile in the channel grid to load the channel.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi LivRm - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi BedRm - JVC EM37T
  • Roku 3, 4200X, Ser 4124C7087583, wifi GstRm - Sanyo DP26640
  • Roku 2 XD, 3050X (collecting dust in a drawer)

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Thank you for the advice. I did as you suggested and when I typed 'Y'

 a list appeared on the right headed by Youtube but how do I select it?

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Push the right arrow button on the remote repeatedly to move the highlight to the right until the highlight moves to the suggestion list, then up or down if necessary to highlight the YouTube entry.     Then press Enter to select it and follow the prompts.

In general, learn to use the arrow keys to navigate around the screen.

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  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi BedRm - JVC EM37T
  • Roku 3, 4200X, Ser 4124C7087583, wifi GstRm - Sanyo DP26640
  • Roku 2 XD, 3050X (collecting dust in a drawer)
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Thank you for this and I was able to add YouTube.

Can I access with Roku a folder containing a number of YouTube videos from my computer?

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@Jackamus wrote:

Thank you for this and I was able to add YouTube.

Can I

access with Roku a folder containing a number of YouTube videos from my computer?


Possibly. 

The Roku Media Player (RMP) app can access a computer on the same network as the Roku and play video and audio files, and display images, provided the computer is running a DLNA compliant server.  Ones I've used are TVideo and Serviio but there are others.

RMP is pretty fussy about the videos it will display, however, so you'd have to try them and see.  Ones it won't run can probably be transcoded into formats RMP can handle, either automatically when served by a DLNA server that is capable of transcoding, or manually ahead of time by various utilities.  I'm no expert in this regard, so I'd suggest doing a web search for information on transcoding if you're interested.

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  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi BedRm - JVC EM37T
  • Roku 3, 4200X, Ser 4124C7087583, wifi GstRm - Sanyo DP26640
  • Roku 2 XD, 3050X (collecting dust in a drawer)
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