How to Install YouTube App on Windows 10/11. (2024)

Author: Konstantinos Tsoukalas ,

A significant number of people regularly use YouTube, the well-known and widely used platform that allows viewing and sharing of videos. For this reason, they want to be able to easily access YouTube's content even on their personal computers, like on their mobiles through the YouTube app.

Installing the YouTube app on Windows 10/11 provides faster and easier navigation of YouTube content because it provides a cleaner, more organized and visually appealing layout compared to the regular website, improving the overall user experience .

In this article, we will guide you through the steps of installing the YouTube app using the Chrome & Edge browsers, so you can quickly access your favorite videos on your Windows 10/11 computer.

How to Install YouTube app in Windows 11/10 from Chrome or Edge.

Method 1: Install YouTube App in Google Chrome.

Adding the YouTube app in Windows 10/11 using Google Chrome is a quick and effortless process. Just follow the steps below:

1. Open Google Chrome and navigate to YouTube website.

2. Click on the three vertical dots icon at the top-right cornet and click Install YouTube. *

* Note: If the "Install YouTube" option is unavailable, sign-in to your Google Account and try again, or use the instructions on methods 2 & 3 below.

3. Finally click the Install button from the pop-up window to add the YouTube app on your Windows 10/11 PC.

4. That's it! From now one, you can open the YouTube application from the relevant icon on your desktop. *

* Note: To uninstall the YouTube app from Windows 10/11 if you don't want it, go to Start > Settings > Apps and features, select it and click Uninstall.

Method 2: Install YouTube app by Creating a Shortcut with Chrome.

If you can't install the YouTube using the above method, proceed as follows:

1. Open Google Chrome and navigate to YouTube website.

2. Click on the three vertical dots icon on the top-right corner and go to More tools > Create shortcut.

2. At the 'Create Shortcut' window, ensure that in search box says "YouTube" and check the Open as window option. When done, click the Create button to install YouTube as an application on your PC.

3. After that, you can launch the YouTube app from its relevant icon on your desktop.*

* Note: To uninstall YouTube app from your PC, go to Start > Settings > Apps and features, select the YouTube app it and click Uninstall.

Method 3. Install YouTube App from Microsoft Edge on Windows 10/11.

Installing YouTube app through Microsoft Edge, is a straightforward task that can be accomplished in a few easy steps. Let's dive in and see how it can be done:

1. Open your Microsoft Edge browser and navigate to YouTube website.

2. Then, click on the three horizontal dots on the top-right corner and go to Apps and click Install YouTube.

3. At the pop-up window click Install button to install YouTube in your system.

4. At the next screen select where to place a shortcut of the YouTube application and click Allow.

5. You're done!

* Note: To remove the YouTube app from your PC if you don't longer need it, go to Start > Settings > Apps and features, select the YouTube app it and click Uninstall.

We hope this article provided you with a comprehensive guide to install the YouTube app with Chrome or Edge in order to improve your video viewing experience on Windows 10/11.

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Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).

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