How to Co-Watch YouTube Videos in Google Meet

Live sharing is now possible via Google Meet, which allows users to interact with all meeting participants and shared content. This feature of Google Meet allows users to co-cast videos during the meeting. Live sharing was introduced in Duo earlier this year, and now that Duo and meeting merged, Google Meet also received the feature. Here’s how you can use this feature to co-watch youtube videos:


  • An Android device.
  • A personal Google account to access Youtube and Google Meet.
  • The ability to start a live sharing session on YouTube requires a Premium subscription; however, meeting participants can co-watch the video without having one.

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Co-watch YouTube videos in Google Meet


Tap the screen to show call controls after joining a meeting.


Click on the three dot menu that appears at the bottom, then select Activities.


Press the Youtube under Activities in the menu.


Find the video you want to share live.


Some YouTube videos, including children’s content and any paid content, cannot be played during live sharing.


Tap the video you want to co-watch.


Hit it Begin context menu button that asks to start a live sharing session.

A green bar with the text “You’re live sharing in Meet” will appear at the bottom of your screen once live sharing has started. This indicates that everyone in your meeting can now watch the YouTube video. When the video starts playing, all meeting participants have the option to pause, rewind, and forward for all participants.

It is important to note that while watching a video in the YouTube app, you may miss notifications or meeting messages. Therefore, it is advisable to periodically check the Meet app for any missed notifications.


Shirley K. Rosa