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How to Cast YouTube from iPhone to TV/PC/Mac?

Elsa Updated on Oct 27, 2023 Filed to: Screen Mirroring

Why need to cast the iPhone screen on other devices?

When you need to show your presentation slides or other media on a large screen, but you didn't bring your laptop. If you find yourself in such a position, you may easily share the contents of your mobile device's screen on a larger screen, such as a computer monitor or a television.

In a family gathering, you can cast YouTube from iPhone to TV or PC to watch YouTube videos on it. That way, you won't have to worry about anyone hogging your iPhone while they watch YouTube videos, and everyone may enjoy them at their leisure. It's time we dove into the most effective means of screen sharing.

1 Cast YouTube from iPhone to TV

One of the most common usage of iPhone screen mirroring is to cast iPhone to your TV, which offers a bigger screen view. There are 3 feasible ways to mirror iPhone to TV:

Method 1: AirPlay

AirPlay is a technology that only supports Apple devices but now some latest Smart TVs also have the AirPlay feature installed. It is free to share screens from iPhone to TV.

Before casting iPhone to a TV, you should make sure your smart TV supports AirPlay. You can check the list of AirPlay-compatible TVs to know if your TV is one of them.

Or you can open the Settings app on your TV, and find General settings, and see if there is any AirPlay settings. If there is AirPlay settings, then your TV has the inbuilt AirPlay feature; otherwise, it doesn’t.

To cast YouTube from iPhone to TV:

  1. Step 1.To cast YouTube from TV from iPhone, first you need to connect both devices with the same Wi-Fi network and then open YouTube.
  2. Step 2.Press the AirPlay icon and choose the Apple TV or a Smart TV with AirPlay compatibility. Then your screen will display on the TV.
  3. AirPlay on iPhone

Method 2. AirDroid Cast Web

You can use AirDroid Cast as a screen receiver on your TV. The only requirement is of having a web browser on your TV and no installation is required for your TV.

  1. Step 1.Open the web browser on the TV and go to And you will see the QR code or 9 digit code on your TV.
  2. AirDroid Cast on iPhone

  3. Step 2.Download and install AirDroid Cast on your iPhone, and launch the app.
  4. Step 3.Now scan the QR code on your TV using your iPhone and accept the requests.
  5. AirDroid Cast for TV

  6. Step 4.Then your iPhone screen will be mirrored to your TV. Now open the YouTube video you want to cast and it will be displayed on your TV.
  7. cast iPhone to TV via AirDroid Cast

Here is the video Tutorial to cast iPhone to TV via AirDroid Cast:

Method 3. Chromecast

We recommend this method as long as you own a Chromecast device. To know how to Chromecast iPhone to TV:

  1. Step 1.Connect your Chromecast device to your TV, and make sure your TV and Chromecast device connect to the same WiFi.
  2. connect Chromecast to TV

  3. Step 2.Download and install the Google Home app on your iPhone, and launch the app.
  4. Step 3.Tap the + icon on the home screen, and tap Set up device.
  5. set up device on Google Home

  6. Step 4.Tap New device, and choose a home, and then the app will automatically detect your Chromecast device.
  7. Step 5.Select your device to connect.
  8. Step 6.Once connected, you can open the YouTube app or from the browser, and play your preferred YouTube video, and you will see the cast icon in the video.
  9. Step 7.Tap the cast icon and choose the Chromecast device, and now your YouTube video will be cast from iPhone to TV.
  10. cast icon on YouTube

2 Can I Cast My iPhone Screen to a PC/Mac Wirelessly?

Yes, you can cast YouTube from iPhone to PC or Mac without USB Cable. Here are the simple methods:

1. Cast iPhone to PC/Mac Wireless by Using AirDroid Cast

Requirements: AirDroid Cast has 2 connection methods that allow you to cast YouTube from iPhone to computer wirelessly. If you choose the “AirPlay” option, then you need to ensure both your iPhone and computer are under the same Wi-Fi network. Here we will discuss the “wireless” option, the amazing feature of it is you can connect both your devices remotely.

Step 1: Launch AirDroid Cast on your 2 devices. On AirDroid Desktop client, click on “Wireless”.

Wireless connection in AirDroid Cast

Step 2: Use the app on your iPhone to scan the QR code or input the cast code that displays on the desktop client.

Step 3: Allow access on your 2 devices. After a few seconds, your iPhone screen will be displayed on the computer.

2. Cast YouTube from iPhone to Mac via AirPlay

If you want to cast YouTube from iPhone to your MacBook, you can directly AirPlay your iPhone to your MacBook:

  1. Step 1.Make sure your iPhone and MacBook connect to the same WiFi network.
  2. Step 2.Tap the screen mirroring icon on your iPhone, and then it will automatically search for Mac (Make sure to turn on AirPlay on your Mac, too).
  3. AirPlay iPhone

  4. Step 3.Tap your Mac’s device name to start AirPlay.

After mirroring your iPhone screen to Mac, you can play the YouTube video and it will be cast to your Mac screen.

3. Use the Cast Icon to share YouTube from iPhone to PC/Mac

Requirement: Your iPhone and PC/Mac need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. .

You can easily cast your iPhone screen to a PC to watch YouTube wirelessly. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone and play any video you want. Then click on the Cast icon to start sharing the screen. A list will open, select the device you want to share the screen. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

cast icon in YouTube

4. LonelyScreen App

You can easily download LonelyScreen from Apple Store and cast the YouTube videos to a PC or Mac wirelessly.

Step 1: Download LonelyScreen App

Download the app on your PC or Mac and make sure it is connected to a Wi-Fi network so that it will receive signals from your iPhone.

Step 2: Connect the iPad to the Wi-Fi

Connect your iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network as your PC or Mac. Then select the screen mirroring tab on iPhone and tap on LonelyScreen.


Step 3: Stop Screen Mirroring

If you want to stop the screen mirroring, simply Open the Control Center on your iPhone and choose Screen mirroring to stop it.

3 Cast YouTube from iPhone to PC/Mac Using A USB Cable

AirDroid Cast

Have you ever used AirDroid Cast? It is a trending app for screen mirroring due to its extraordinary features which no other app provides. AirDroid Cast app is the fastest app with no delay time while watching videos. With AirDroid Cast, you can share YouTube video from your iPhone screen to PC/Mac and for TV you must use its web application. It is a user-friendly app and simple to use.

AirDroid Cast

Here are the detailed steps to cast YouTube from iPhone to PC/Mac with AirDroid Cast using a USB Cable:

Step 1: Download AirDroid Cast

Download AirDroid Cast app on your iPhone and PC or Mac device.

Step 2: Select Screen Sharing Method

Connect your iOS device to the PC using a USB Cable. Open the AirDroid Cast desktop client on your PC/Mac and select “USB”.

Step 3: Select Trust this device

A pop-up menu will appear on your iPhone. Tap on the ‘Trust’ tab to allow access. Now you will be able to enjoy the iPhone screen on the computer. Open YouTube on your iPhone and it will display on the PC.

Additional Features of AirDroid Cast

  • Two-way audios.
  • Control mobile screen with the mouse and keyboard from PC/Mac.
  • You can share up to 5 screens at a single display.
  • Safe and riskless


ApowerMirror is another screen mirroring app that supports screen sharing from iPhone to PC/Mac. You can use USB Cable to connect and share screens between devices using it. It is free to download but provides only a 10-minute session for free.

Step 1: Download APowerMirror

Download APowerMirror app on your Mac or PC and install it.


Step 2: Connect iPhone to PC/Mac

Connect your iPhone to a PC or Mac using a USB Cable. You will receive a Prompt on your iPhone to allow access. Click on the Trust tab to allow screen mirroring.

Trust tab in ApowerMirror

Step 3: Watch the iPhone screen on the PC

Now you will be able to watch your iPhone screen on your APowerMirror app on computer. Launch YouTube app on your phone and start to enjoy YouTube video.

Note : If you want to stop screen mirroring, plug out the cable or close the App from your computer.

Why Do We Prefer USB Cables for Screen Mirroring?

USB Cable should be used for screen mirroring because it provides an uninterrupted service for screen mirroring. The major issue of internet speed and connection also does not affect the screen mirroring. You just have to use a high-quality cable for continuous usage.

cast YouTube from iPhone to PC

4 Extra Tip: How to Cast YouTube from Android Mobile to TV?

You can cast YouTube from your phone to PC using various methods. You can either use a USB Cable or use a wireless network for screen mirroring. You can use Miracast technology to share YouTube from Android to Smart TV.

It provides a high-quality video display for screen mirroring and is one of the most popular methods for screen mirroring. You can use the Chromecast device designed by Google for screen mirroring from Android to TV. It has a USB Cable that you need to attach to the USB Port of the TV.

Here are the steps to use a Chromecast device for screen mirroring:

Step 1: Attach the device to your TV

Connect the cable of Chromecast with the right TV port and make sure to connect your Android and Chromecast with the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Play a Video on YouTube

On your Android phone, open YouTube app and play your favorite video. Once the video is played, click on the Cast button and select Chromecast from the list.

cast YouTube from Android to TV

Step 3: Start Screen Mirroring

Allow access to both devices if permission is asked and then your Android screen will be mirrored on the TV.

5 Conclusion

This post focused on how to transfer YouTube videos from an iPhone to a computer or TV. In rare cases, we may find that YouTube videos won't play on a certain device, such as a computer running Windows or Mac OS X, or a television. In such a circumstance, we may utilize the screen casting functionality.

Multiple options exist for "casting" the screen of a mobile device to a bigger screen. In this article, we zeroed in on the process of sharing YouTube videos from an iPhone to a computer, Mac, or TV. When it comes to flexibility and smoothness when screencasting, the AirDroid Cast app is your best choice. It also has a web-based version that can be used to mirror an iPhone's display on a television.

FAQs about iPhone Mirroring

How do I cast my iPhone to YouTube on my TV?
To cast your iPhone to YouTube on your TV, you can try AirPlay, the inbuilt-cast icon in YouTube video, or screen mirroring software like AirDroid Cast.
How do I cast from iPhone to Chromecast?
You will need to set up the Google Home app on your iPhone, so that you can cast from iPhone to Chromecast devices.
Can I AirPlay to Chromecast?
Unfortunately, there is no way to AirPlay iPhone to Chromecast. You can either use AirPlay or Chromecast to cast.
Why is my iPhone not casting to Chromecast?
The causes can be various. The reasons can be the Internet connection issue, the incorrect setup, and the casting range.
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Elsa has worked on a number of iOS & Android solutions, she can always find her way around almost any application. She is an accomplished, skilled and versatile writer with more than 7 years of technical article writing experience.
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