How to Get YouTube TV on Roku in Canada? [May:2022]

YouTube TV provides live streaming channels for a monthly fee, and it’s a great alternative to cable TV.

The YouTube TV app is not available on your Roku at the moment due to a contract dispute between Roku and Google.

But if you’re in Canada and still want to stream YouTube TV on your Roku device, Don’t worry!

There are still ways to watch YouTube TV on your Roku! You can use AirPlay, Android, or Windows to stream YouTube TV on your Roku.

We know how much you love watching YouTube TV on your Roku. That’s why we’re providing these workarounds to help you continue watching your favorite YouTube TV shows on Roku in Canada.


How to Stream YouTube TV via AirPlay on Roku

For iOS Devices:

To use AirPlay with a Roku, be sure your Roku is up to date and that your Apple device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku.

Here’s how to do this:

  • Open the YouTube TV app on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
  • Select Bluetooth and AirPlay option from the casting icon in the upper right corner.
  • Choose your Roku under “speakers and TVs.”
  • Your iPhone should be mirrored on the Roku.
  • Tap what you want to watch on the YouTube TV and it will play on the Roku screen.

What Roku Devices Are Compatible With AirPlay?

Roku Compatible Devices
4K Roku TVRoku Express (non-4K Roku TVs)
4K Roku streamer (Ultra included)An iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch (>= iOS 12.3)
Streaming Stick PlusA Mac computer (>= 10.14.5)
Streambar or Premiere

Note: Roku OS 9.4 or later is also supported, click here to check Roku compatible devices.

For Mac Devices:

Following are the steps to play with AirPlay on a Mac device:

  • Go to System Preferences
  • Navigate to Displays
  • Select AirPlay option
  • From the menu, Tap on the box to play with AirPlay.

For Chrome:

Following are the steps to use AirPlay on Google Chrome:

  • To begin, you need to get Google Chrome.
  • Install the YouTube TV Chrome app on tv.youtube.com.
  • From the menu bar, tap on the AirPlay button and choose your Roku.
  • Select “use as a separate display” again.
  • Drag the YouTube TV app to your television and make it full screen.


How to Get YouTube TV on Roku from an Android device?

To get YouTube TV on your Roku from an Android device, you have to make sure that your phone and Roku device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Then, navigate to the YouTube TV app on your phone and tap on the Cast icon. This will bring up a list of devices that are available to cast to.

If your Roku doesn’t show up in this list, make sure that screen mirroring is on in your phone by going to Settings > System > Screen Mirroring.

Once you’ve checked both of these things, your Roku will be able to cast YouTube TV from your Android phone.

Note: Different Android phones have different names for the casting or screen mirroring feature. On Samsung phones, it is called Smart View.

Other Names of Screen Mirroring Options
Smart ViewDisplay mirroring
Quick ConnectHTC Connect
SmartShareScreencasting
AllShare CastCast
Wireless display

How to watch YouTube TV on Roku using a Windows PC

Another choice is to mirror your computer screen to your Roku using Windows. Open the action center, which is the small chat bubble icon in the lower right corner.

Select Connect from there, and you should be able to see any available displays on your PC. Simply open YouTube TV in Chrome on your PC and you’re ready to go.

A similar approach is to search “project to a wireless display” in the Windows operating system’s Search box. Simply open up YouTube TV on Chrome and you’re good to go.


Final Thoughts:

In this article, we have provided several methods on how to watch YouTube TV on Roku in Canada.

We hope that one of these methods worked for you and you can now enjoy watching YouTube TV on your Roku in Canada. If not, don’t worry!

We will continue to update this article with new methods as they become available.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out our other blog posts for more information on streaming devices and services.