CarTube - YouTube on CarPlay without Jailbreak

CarTube - YouTube on CarPlay without Jailbreak

CarTube makes it possible to watch YouTube on CarPlay without jailbreak and without any additional hardware. All previous software solutions to watch YouTube on CarPlay were based on jailbreak and CarTube is the only software solution so far to do the same without a jailbreak.

If your sole concern is to watch YouTube on CarPlay, you can try the CarTube. However, if you’re interested in watching other video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, we recommend you to try out the WheelPal app, which can run any app on CarPlay.

How to Install CarTube

CarTube is a full featured app to watch YouTube on CarPlay including search and browse functions. CarTube can be installed using the TrollStore, which is a permasigned jailed app based on AMFI/CoreTrust bug which enables signing IPA files without expiring after 7 days.

CarTube Supported iOS Versions and Devices

Any device running one of the following iOS versions is able to run CarTube and watch YouTube on the CarPlay screen.

  • iOS 15.6 beta 1 - beta 5
  • iOS 15.5 beta 1 - beta 4
  • iOS 15 - iOS 15.4.1
  • iOS 14 - iOS 14.8.1

If the iOS version of your device is supported, you can continue with the step guide below to install CarTube.

Guide to Install CarTube

To install CarTube, first you have to install TrollStore. Follow these steps to install TrollStore to your device.

  • Visit TrollStore GitHub Repo using your iPhone
  • Scroll to the Installation Guides section and tap the dedicated link according to your iOS version and device.
  • There you can find instructions to install the TrollStore to your device. Follow these instructions and install TrollStore.

After installing TrollStore, you have to download and share the CarTube.ipa with TrollStore.

  • Visit the CarTube GitHub repo and download the latest CarTube.ipa
  • Open Files app and find the downloaded CarTube.ipa
  • Select the CarTube ipa → share → TrollStore

When you complete these steps, you can find the CarTube app on your Homescreen. Make sure you are downloading the latest version of CarTube for a better experience.

Features of CarTube

These are the features available in CarTube and please note that CarTube is not an official YouTube app.

  • Browse, search and watch YouTube videos on the CarPlay screen
  • Works on any device supporting TrollStore without jailbreak
  • No ads
  • Ability to skip sponsored segments
  • Continuous video playing between CarPlay system and iPhone

Without a doubt, these are great features to have when you need to watch YouTube videos on CarPlay.

However, if you’re a user of multiple video streaming services, not only YouTube, you may feel stuck behind with YouTube. If your need is to watch any video streaming service on CarPlay or run any app on CarPlay, WheelPal is the solution you’re looking for.


WheelPal is a solution developed by CarPlayHacks to simplify the process of running any app on CarPlay.

As you know, running any app on CarPlay requires jailbreaking your iPhone and installing jailbreak tweaks. But finding these jailbreak tools / guides and following the instructions to install jailbreak and tweaks is a tedious process.

WheelPal simplified this process by offering guides and tools according to your iPhone and iOS versions to enable running any app on CarPlay.

Find more information on WheelPal and its offerings.

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