How to enable YouTube’s new Dark Theme


Google has just released an update to its YouTube app for Android which finally includes the long-awaited Dark Theme. Google first released the YouTube Dark theme for its website last year, but Android users have felt left out for a while since iOS users were treated to the new Dark Theme feature a few months back. The new Dark Theme for YouTube is included in the 13.35 version of the YouTube app which is currently being pushed out across the globe. If you haven’t received the official update yet, you can install it manually by sideloading the signed YouTube 13.35 APK from APK Mirror. 

If you’re tired of being blinded by YouTube’s stark white UI when watching YouTube clips at night, follow the instructions below to enable the Dark Theme within YouTube.

Enable YouTube Dark Theme from prompt

  1. Install the latest YouTube update for Android
  2. Open the YouTube app
  3. You will be prompted to enable YouTube’s new Dark Theme

Manually enable YouTube Dark Theme in settings

If you decide not to enable YouTube’s new Dark Theme when prompted the first time you opened the app after installing the update, follow the instructions below/

  1. Install the latest YouTube update for Android
  2. Open the YouTube app
  3. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner > Settings > General
  4. Select the Dark Theme toggle (second setting from the top)




Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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