Learn how to use Ignite TV (formerly known as BlueCurve TV) and Ignite Streaming (formerly Shaw Stream) to access the YouTube App directly from your set-top box. Launch the YouTube App from Ignite TV, or find YouTube content with a voice search. Sign in to YouTube using your Google account to access your subscriptions, playlists and more!
Note: A Shaw or Rogers Internet subscription is required to use apps on Ignite TV or Ignite Streaming.
The YouTube App and content is visible to all Ignite TV customers. To access and watch YouTube on Ignite TV, it is required to have:
How to access YouTube
You can access the YouTube App on Ignite TV by voice command, via the Apps menu, or by searching for YouTube content on Ignite TV.
Did you know: You can search for YouTube content with your voice remote from the Ignite TV menu, or while using the YouTube App on Ignite TV.
You can easily find YouTube content by voice search from Ignite TV, or by opening the YouTube App and browsing the included categories. There is also a keyword search available in the YouTube App.
Ignite TV voice search
Browse content categories in YouTube
Keyword search from the YouTube App
You may sign in to your existing YouTube account to see your YouTube subscriptions, playlists and more on Ignite TV.
Note: A second device (i.e. phone or computer) is required to sign in initially. After you've signed in once, a second device is no longer required.
Note that rentals and purchases of YouTube content such as movies and TV shows are unsupported in the YouTube App on Ignite TV:
With Ignite TV, you can subscribe to your favourite YouTube channels from the YouTube App, or while watching a YouTube video.
Access to the YouTube App can be restricted using the Applications Locks setting in Ignite TV Parental Controls. Parents can further restrict access to YouTube content within the YouTube App itself. For instructions on how to use parental controls for YouTube on Ignite TV, see Using parental controls for YouTube on Ignite TV. In addition to using parental controls for the base YouTube App, there is also a separate, child-friendly version of the app called YouTube Kids.
YouTube Kids App
YouTube Kids is a child-friendly version of the YouTube App on Ignite TV. This version provides curated content lists and easy access to parental controls, ensuring a safe viewing experience for parents and children using the YouTube App on Ignite TV. Voice commands may be used to launch the YouTube Kids App, but are disabled while using the app itself. For more information on YouTube Kids, see Using YouTube Kids on Ignite TV.
Related: Using YouTube Kids on Ignite TV
YouTube Premium is a paid service available from YouTube and is now available in Canada. This optional service offers a few extra features and benefits such as no ads, YouTube Music and YouTube Originals. Anyone can subscribe to Premium--once you're subscribed and signed in to your YouTube account, Premium features are available in the YouTube App on any device, including Ignite TV!
What features come with YouTube Premium, and what does it cost?
How do I subscribe to YouTube Premium?
Does Shaw provide support or handle billing for YouTube Premium?
Use the resources below for fixing common problems with YouTube on Ignite TV, getting support with your YouTube account, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions