'How to Watch YouTube Shorts on Connected TVs, Devices

YouTube Shorts on Connected TVs, Devices

The shortest

videos on YouTube are coming to the biggest screen in the house — in a player

YouTube Shorts,

first introduced in the fall of 2020, was originally developed and optimized for mobile creators and

While users

have been able to watch Shorts in the YouTube TV app’s regular video player,

Now YouTube

is launching a new playback environment for Shorts (its fastest-growing format) to TVs (its fastest-growing

The YouTube

Shorts on TV experience is rolling out worldwide starting Nov

Users will

need a recent-model smart TV (generally from 2019 or later), gaming console or streaming device like

They’ll see

a new Shorts “shelf” on the homepage of the YouTube app on their TVs,

In testing,

they found users preferred an uncluttered design featuring the video in the center of the

In addition,

people disliked having Shorts autoplay in a continuous feed; to advance to the next video,

“Users want

another way to experience Shorts, by relaxing on the couch and watching them with friends,”

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