Can you put YouTube on a Macbook?

Answered by Tom Adger

You can definitely access YouTube on a MacBook. However, unlike Microsoft Edge, the default browser on Mac, Safari, does not support installing Progressive Web Apps (PWA). Therefore, you will need to install either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for Mac to install the YouTube app.

Here are the steps to install YouTube on a MacBook:

1. Install Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge:
– Open Safari and search for either “Google Chrome for Mac” or “Microsoft Edge for Mac” in your preferred search engine.
– Visit the official website of the respective browser and click on the download button.
– Once the download is complete, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the browser on your MacBook.

2. Open Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge:
– After the installation is complete, locate the browser in your Applications folder and open it.
– If prompted, set the browser as your default browser.

3. Access YouTube:
– In the address bar of the browser, type “” and press Enter.
– You will be redirected to the YouTube website, where you can sign in to your Google account or create a new one if you don’t already have an account.

4. Create a YouTube shortcut on your desktop (optional):
– Once you have opened YouTube in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you can create a shortcut on your desktop for easy access.
– Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
– From the dropdown menu, hover over the “More tools” option and then click on “Create shortcut.”
– In the pop-up window, you can customize the name of the shortcut if desired.
– Check the box that says “Open as window” to make the YouTube app open in a separate window.
– click on the “Create” button to add the YouTube shortcut to your desktop.

Now, you will have the YouTube app installed on your MacBook. Whenever you want to access YouTube, simply click on the shortcut on your desktop or open the browser and type “” in the address bar.

It’s worth mentioning that installing Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on your MacBook provides you with additional benefits, such as better compatibility with websites and access to other web apps.