Find Youtube videos with voice search


Start a voice search

  1. Sign into YouTube.
  2. Tap the search icon . 
  3. Tap the microphone icon. 
  4. Allow access to the microphone.
  5. Recording will start immediately.
  6. Tap the microphone icon to end the recording. 
  7. Tap X to go back or cancel the recording.

Change microphone permissions

  1. If you have previously denied microphone permissions, you may see a prompt to enable microphone permissions via your phone settings.
  2. Click on the prompt to go to phone settings, or access Android Settings from your Android phone’s general menu.
  3. From Android settings, click on Apps and Notifications.
  4. Find the YouTube app and click into YouTube settings.
  5. Click into Permissions.
  6. Toggle the microphone permission to on.
  7. Go back to the YouTube app, and you should now be able to search with your voice.

Additional ways you can use your voice

These are currently available only on Android, and some may not be available in every language.

iPhone & iPad

Start a voice search

  1. Sign into YouTube.
  2. Tap the search icon .
  3. Tap the microphone icon.
  4. Recording will start immediately.
  5. Tap the pulsing red microphone icon to end the recording.
  6. Tap X to go back.