Getting YouTube on Apple CarPlay is a great way to enhance your driving experience by accessing your favorite videos and playlists right from your car’s infotainment system. As an avid YouTube enthusiast and a tech-savvy driver, I’ve explored various methods to get YouTube on Apple CarPlay, and I’m excited to share my knowledge with you.
Method 1: Using the Apple CarPlay YouTube App
The easiest way to get YouTube on Apple CarPlay is by using the official YouTube app built specifically for CarPlay. To use this method, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 14 or later and is compatible with CarPlay.
- Connect your iPhone to your car’s infotainment system using a USB cable.
- On the CarPlay screen, navigate to the YouTube app icon and tap on it.
- The YouTube app will launch on the CarPlay screen, allowing you to browse and play videos using the touchscreen or voice commands.
It’s important to note that while this method provides a seamless YouTube experience on CarPlay, it requires a stable internet connection through your iPhone’s cellular data or a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Method 2: Using YouTube in Safari
If you don’t have the YouTube app installed on your iPhone or prefer using Safari, you can still access YouTube on Apple CarPlay through the Safari browser. Here’s how:
- Connect your iPhone to CarPlay using a USB cable.
- On the CarPlay screen, navigate to the Safari app icon and tap on it.
- In the Safari browser, enter the YouTube website URL: youtube.com.
- You can now search for videos, watch your subscriptions, and enjoy all the features of YouTube within the Safari browser on CarPlay.
Method 3: Using YouTube via AirPlay
If your car’s infotainment system supports AirPlay, you can mirror your iPhone’s screen to your car’s display and use the YouTube app directly on your phone. Here’s how:
- Connect your iPhone to your car’s infotainment system using AirPlay. Make sure your iPhone and car are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Launch the YouTube app on your iPhone.
- Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to access the Control Center.
- Tap on the “Screen Mirroring” option and select your car’s AirPlay device.
- Your iPhone’s screen will now be mirrored on your car’s display, allowing you to use the YouTube app as you normally would on your iPhone.
Using AirPlay provides a more interactive YouTube experience, as you have full control over the app on your iPhone while still being able to see the video on your car’s infotainment system.
Having YouTube on Apple CarPlay opens up a world of entertainment possibilities while on the road. Whether you prefer using the official YouTube app, Safari, or AirPlay, you can easily access your favorite videos and stay entertained during your journeys. Just remember to prioritize safety and use these features responsibly, keeping your focus on the road at all times.