Can you watch YouTube on Portal?

Answered by Cody Janus

Unfortunately, you cannot watch YouTube on the Portal Go. This is a major drawback compared to the Amazon Echo Show 8 and the Google Nest Hub Max, both of which offer the ability to stream YouTube videos. As someone who enjoys watching YouTube regularly, this is a significant limitation for me.

The lack of YouTube streaming on the Portal Go is particularly disappointing because YouTube is such a popular platform with a vast array of content. Whether it’s music videos, tutorials, vlogs, or funny cat videos, YouTube has something for everyone. Not having access to this platform on the Portal Go feels like a missed opportunity.

Furthermore, the absence of YouTube on the Portal Go means that users are limited to the streaming options provided by Facebook. While Facebook does offer its own video calling service, it falls short in comparison to the versatility and variety offered by other streaming services like Hulu or Netflix.

For instance, Hulu and Netflix provide a wide range of TV shows and movies, allowing users to binge-watch their favorite series or catch up on the latest blockbusters. The ability to access these streaming services on devices like the Amazon Echo Show 8 or the Google Nest Hub Max adds an extra layer of convenience and entertainment.

While the Portal Go may excel at video calls, it lags behind its competitors when it comes to streaming video options. This limitation could be a deal-breaker for those who rely on platforms like YouTube or enjoy the convenience of streaming services like Hulu or Netflix.