Pretty sure you could get around the subscription, not sure how, There must be an internet connection to the TV, so you should be able to go straight to utube.So this year I now have to pay a TV license plus a subscription!!!!!!!!!!!!!! getting old is not so much fun.
Thanks again, looks like I have got to search for another thingamebob.If you have a smartphone or tablet, a Google Chromecast can be a really simple answer. It's a tiny computer which can run the YouTube app (and many more similar). It plugs into an HDMI socket on the TV and connects to your home wifi. You can use your phone or tablet to control what it does.
It doesn't need any smart features on the TV.
A pleasant side effect is that you get far fewer adverts.
any chance you can post a link at amazon on that gadget please@devonwoody Two other options that may work for you - you tube itself can ’throw’ to some smart TVs from a tablet or phone just use the icon in the app and it will show what it finds - also (definitely with Apple - I assume with android too) you can get an av out connector that will allow you to connect a hdmi cable to your device and use it that way - some apps (SkyGo) don’t allow this but you tube, prime and Netflix do.
So here is the official Apple version Lightning Digital AV Adapter You can find non official versions online for much cheaper but I’ve seen people say they aren’t great and others they work perfect so you takes your chance As they say - I have the official one.any chance you can post a link at amazon on that gadget please
Also now my smart TV would not let me into Youtube this morning at 2am,have now got to go to youtube and activate a password number, I expect a charge might be imposed????????????????
Is there not a browser in your TV?Also now my smart TV would not let me into Youtube this morning at 2am,have now got to go to youtube and activate a password number