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DirecTV Tips and Tricks: Watching YouTube on Your TV

YouTube has fast become one of the greatest and most visited websites of all time. Home videos have never had so much opportunity to be viewed worldwide by people who enjoy the ridiculous antics of pets, small children, and adults who act like pets and small children.

In addition, YouTube has sky-rocketed the transfer of free information as YouTube videos have been produced on almost everything from canning peaches to installing a toilet. All useful stuff, right?

But not everyone has a comfortable computer chair or a large computer monitor. Many people would rather sit on their couch and view YouTube videos from their big screen TVs.

If you are one of those people, never fear. You can now access YouTube videos with your DirecTV remote. Start with just pressing the “Menu” button on your DirecTV remote.

This will take you to a menu where you can select “Smart Search.” Type the search terms you want. In addition to the TV programs that match your search, you’ll also get results for YouTube videos that match it as well.

When you select a YouTube video, you’ll get the information on who uploaded it, a preview image, how many people have viewed it, the length of the video and more information. On the other hand, if you are concerned about the open content of YouTube, you can use Parental Controls to restrict all YouTube videos.

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