If you are a YouTube user, you might definitely love to have it on your CarPlay for sure. However you may already know that CarPlay YouTube is not available by default. But nothing to worry about it, here is the easiest and the 100% working method of installing YouTube on your CarPlay.
If you do not have CarPlay by default, still you can enjoy YouTube on the InCar - CarPlay alternative app which runs on phone as a CarPlay simulator.
How to install YouTube on CarPlay?
Requirements: If you are an Apple CarPlay user, you can install CarPlay YouTube on your iPhone and what you need is only an internet connection.
You can Install YouTube on CarPlay by simply downloading an iOS app called WheelPal. This app provides solutions for any iOS version. You can simply follow the following steps.
Step 1 : Download WheelPal app
Download the WheelPal app using the following link.
Step 2 : Make the developer profile a trusted one
After installing the app, you need to make the developer a trusted one. For that, you need to go to Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management on the phone. Then select the developer listed under Enterprise App and click on it. Then Make it a trusted one.
If you need comprehensive instructions on WheelPal installation please find WheelPal Installation Guide.
Step 3 : Click on 'Add to CarPlay' button with YouTube app in App menu.
Now the WheelPal app will be automatically downloaded on your iPhone. Open the app and select the YouTube app with the given list and click on the “Add to CarPlay” button.
Step 4 : Give Jailbreak status.
Then the app will ask you whether your phone is a jailbroken one. Sometimes the app will detect whether your phone is already a jailbroken one. Answer correctly by selecting Yes or No.
Why Jailbreak ?
Jailbreak is the process of overcoming some restrictions imposed by Apple for Apple CarPlay. You are getting several functionalities for your phone which are not available by default.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you will be redirected to the process of installing YouTube for CarPlay. App provides a user guide with the screenshots, so that you can easily follow the given steps.
If your Phone is not a jailbroken one, then the app checks for jailbreaking possibilities for your phone. If there are compatible jailbreak tools for your phone model and the iOS version, then you will be guided to jailbreak your phone with a preferred tool. The app provides well explained guides with the steps needed to jailbreak your iPhone. And after the jailbreaking process you will be automatically redirected to the process of installing YouTube on CarPlay.
On the other hand, if your phone is not compatible with any jailbreak tool, you can simply use YouTube on a CarPlay alternative app like InCar App.
Step 5: Follow step guide and add YouTube on CarPlay.
After installing the CarPlay YouTube app successfully , you can test it with your car’s CarPlay screen.
Moreover, using the same way you can install any streaming app on CarPlay including Netflix, VLC, Hulu, KMP and other communication apps like Twitter, FaceBook, Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, Viber, Slack , Clubhouse, email etc using the WheelPal app.
Note : The most Interesting fact is now you can add any desired app to your CarPlay with the above method.
Install CarPlay YouTube on iOS 15
You can install YouTube on Apple CarPlay with iOS 15 using the WheelPal app. But, you need a compatible jailbreak tool for that. iOS 15 and jailbreak tools will be developed soon as iOS 15 is released for public. Until that, you can experience the CarPlay YouTube via the InCar CarPlay simulator.
Install CarPlay YouTube iOS 14
As you know, the process of installing YouTube requires jailbreak and if you are an iOS 14 user, I mean iOS14, iOS14.1, iOS14.2, iOS14.3, iOS14.4, iOS14.5 you may not be sure whether you have a jailbreak compatible with your iPhone. If you are using the latest iPhone later than iPhone X, this may be a real issue. But do not worry, Checkra1n comes for your support with a PC jailbreak tool.
What you have to do is install the WheelPal App and go ahead in the process of installing YouTube for CarPlay. Once the app detects you are compatible with a PC tool only, it sends you an email with all the instructions and steps.
Why CarPlay YouTube ?
YouTube is one of the most popular streaming apps which contains almost all kinds of videos which matches your taste. So if you are on a long drive, it will definitely make you fresh and active with your favorite entertainment. As it has the autoplay option, once you play a video a similar type of other videos will be played automatically after that, so you do not have to worry about playing one after the other.
Also there are some situations in which you may have to stay in long traffic or wait for someone in a carpark and in these situations, YouTube will prevent you from feeling bored.
On the other hand, if you are driving with kids or friends, they can get entertained with videos while you can drive just getting entertained by the audio part.
Enjoy CarPlay YouTube without Jailbreak
For enjoying YouTube on Apple CarPlay, it is a must to jailbreak your iPhone. Yet a no jailbreak solution has been introduced for Mercedes users. That is Apple CarPlay AI box USB plug and play.
You can try it with the below link if you have a compatible Mercedes model with the below link.
Compatible Mercedes Models : W213 W223 W166 C238 X156 2018 2019 2020 2021
Question and Answers related to CarPlay YouTube.
Can CarPlay play videos?
Actually with the default settings, Apple CarPlay cannot play videos. But with the WheelPal app by Carplayhacks, you can play videos on CarPlay by installing video player apps on Apple CarPlay.
How to add YouTube on CarPlay?
You need to add WheelPal app or a third party app like CarBridge, NGXPlay to add YouTube. But to be frank, WheelPal is the most compatible and the easy accessible tool for this. Follow the steps above to add CarPlay YouTube with WheelPal.
Can CarPlay play YouTube videos?
Yes, simply add WheelPal app and then add YouTube app on CarPlay. Then you play YouTube on CarPlay.
Why YouTube is not available on CarPlay?
Because YouTube can distract the driver by grabbing attention with the visual based contents. So you need a third party app like WheelPal to add YouTube and other visual based content providing apps.
Is YouTube compatible with CarPlay?
YouTube is compatible with CarPlay if you have a third party app like WheelPal is installed on your phone. With the default settings YouTube is not compatible with CarPlay.
Does Apple CarPlay allow YouTube?
CarPlay restricts YouTube with the default configurations. But if you can jailbreak your device with an app like WheelPal, NGXPlay then you can simply make it available on CarPlay.
Can I enjoy YouTube in CarPlay without jailbreak?
No, jailbreak is a must to enjoy YouTube on Apple CarPlay. If you do not have a compatible jailbreak tool or if you are not willing to jailbreak your iPhone then you can install a CarPlay simulator app like InCar.
As YouTube is basically an entertainment app which can distract the driver, Apple does not allow it on CarPlay by default. As you can see, this action has been taken for your safety. But we understand that there are situations in which we can use YouTube on CarPlay without any risk. So, if you have a good control to use it safely, then hurry up to download the WheelPal app and install all your favorite apps on CarPlay including YouTube. Happy driving !!!