How To View Description On YouTube On TV (Step-By-Step)

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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To view a description on a YouTube video on TV is easy, but it’s not possible on the app. You can see a description on YouTube by using the TV browser, and screencasting the video to your TV. More to know below.

If you are watching a guide, or a video that directed you to their description to click on a link to go to the site, or just see some info there, you may want to view the YouTube description on TV.

YouTube is the most popular video streaming site. And watching YouTube on TV is amazing, but what if you are trying to see the description of a YouTube video on your Television, how do you go about it?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to find the YouTube video description on your Television. Here’s the step-by-step guide to view description on TV.

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Can I View A Videos Description On The YouTube TV App?

No, you cannot see a YouTube video description on your Television, it’s not possible with the YouTube TV app.

YouTube hasn’t made the feature available, and right now there are just a few working ways for you to see it.

If you want to see a YouTube description on TV, you can access the YouTube website from your TV web browser. And then view it as you would on your computer.

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How To See Description On YouTube On TV

Even though you cannot necessarily find a description of a YouTube video on your TV app, you can use ways to view it.

For started, read to the end to see the description on a YouTube video. Use your TV’s browser to see the video description.

The first way you can see a YouTube video’s description is by using your TV’s web browser. This is probably the best way to see a description on a YouTube video without any supporting app or device.

Step 1:  Open your TV’s browser

As we know it, you cannot view a YouTube video description on the TV app because we don’t know. Maybe YouTube decides not to add it for now.

Go to your where your TV’s apps are, depending on the smart TV you’re using you can easily access TV apps.

So, go to your TV apps and look for the web browser. If you are not using a smart TV, well this method isn’t for you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch YouTube on TV.

Step 2: Go to YouTube

Once you open the web browser app on your TV, use your TV remote and search for the Youtube keyword (youtube), or you can type in the URL at

Step 3: Find The Video

Then, look for the video you want to see the description for. If you know the channel name, search for it using the search box.

Tap on the video to start playing once you found it, and now it’s time to see the description on the YouTube video on TV.

Step 4: View The YouTube Description

Once the video is playing you can view the description, just like on your computer.

Scroll down the video page, and you’ll see a preview of the description, then tap on “Show More” to view the rest.

Tap Show More to show the description on TV

Here, you’ll see the description of the video below, you can see links and even click on it.

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Other Method To View Video Description

If you don’t have a smart TV you can still view the YouTube description on your TV. Most LED TV now comes with the screencasting feature, or use HDMI.

First, you need to check if your smart TV has a screencasting feature.

1. Use screencasting

So if you can’t see it using a web browser on your TV, you can use the screencasting feature. You can screencast from your laptop. This will mirror your computer screen to your TV.

If you don’t know how to screencast your computer to your screen here’s the step-by-step guide.

How to screencast from a Windows 10 computer to Smart TV

Before you begin casting your computer screen, make sure these little requirements are met.

  • Make sure that your smart TV and your computer both support Miracast.
  • The smart TV Wi-Fi should be turned on, and be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
  • Bluetooth should be turned on for both the smart TV and your computer
Step 1: Press The Home On TV Remote

On your smart TV remote, press the Home button, and if there is no Home on the remote, press the Input button.

Step 2: Select Project Or Screen Mirroring

For some TV models, you’ll have to select Apps first. Use the remote and select Project or Screen mirroring depending on which kind of casting you wish to do.

Step 3: Open Settings On Your PC

Open your computer, go to Settings, and then click on Devices from your Windows Settings menu.

Tap on Devices

Make sure your PC and smart TV is connected to one network.

Step 4: Tap On Add Bluetooth Or Other Device

Once you tap on Devices, you will see the Bluetooth & other device settings. Just below the section title click on Add Bluetooth or other devices.

Tap Add Bluetooth or other device
Step 5: Click On Wireless Display Or Dock.

From the pop-up menu, select Wireless display or dock. And then click on your smart TV to start casting your screen.

Tap on Wireless display or dock

Other ways to cast your desktop to your TV

You can use other ways to cast your Windows PC screen to your TV using an HDMI cable. Use a Miracast adapter or a Google Chromecast device.

Once you have set up your screencast from your device to your preferred TV, now anything you are doing on your computer will be mirrored on the TV.

On your computer go to and find the video that you want to see the description.

When the video is playing, scroll down and you’ll see a preview of the description, then tap on “Show More” to display the rest of the content.

Tap on show more after the description preview

If you like watching YouTube on TV, you can screencast your screen. If you want to enjoy screencasting on your TV using your computer or laptop is the most preferred.

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2. See the video description on another device.

Well, if you don’t want to screencast on your TV, and you can’t don’t want to access the web browser on the TV as well.

The only option now is to view the video description on another device like your phone or computer.

Once you are watching the video on your Television and you want to view the YouTube description pause the video, and you’ll see the title of the video you’re watching at the top.

Then go to your computer and access, or use the YouTube app on your phone to search for the video on your TV.

On your computer, once you see the video, play it, and then tap on Show More and it will expand the video description.

Once you have to see it on your mobile YouTube app, tap on it, and when it begins to play, tap on the video title (downward arrow) to show the video description.

Tap on the tilte on YouTube mobile


The YouTube TV app doesn’t allow you to view descriptions, but with the guide, you now know how. You can use use the TV web browser to access and view it from the web.

You can also screencast your computer screen to view it on TV, but it’s somehow, just view it on your PC or phone then.

If you want to view the description without the web browser, or screencasting on TV, well there isn’t another option.

And we don’t know when YouTube will bring this feature to the TV app, but in the meantime, you can use the method from this guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How do you click descriptions on YouTube on TV?

You can use your smart TV remote, once you are browsing with the web browser, on the video scroll down to the link and press enter on the remote.

How do I see comments on YouTube on my smart TV?

To view comments on your YouTube smart TV, go to your web browser, tap on the video scroll down after the description you will see comments on the video.

How do you view the description on YouTube?

To view the description on YouTube TV, open the web browser app on your TV, go to, find the video, open it and then scroll down. You’ll see a show description showing. Tap on Show More to display the full content.

Why can’t I see descriptions on YouTube TV videos?

Because you are using the YouTube app on your TV, go view the description you need to use the web browser. The YouTube TV app doesn’t allow you to view descriptions currently.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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