One of the most popular live TV streaming services in the United States is owned by Alphabet (previously Google). It’s known as YouTube TV. It gives you access to cable and sports networks, as well as DVR and account sharing, and it works on a variety of devices. It’s even got its own programming.
Here’s everything you need to know about it, from how much it costs to whether or not it’s worth your money.
What is YouTube TV, exactly?
YouTube TV is a service that allows you to watch live television. It gives you access to over 85 broadcast, cable, and regional sports networks in real-time. It also comes with unlimited DVR storage, up to six accounts for one low price, and the option to watch on any device (like your phone, tablet, computer, or TV) YouTube Originals and trending YouTube videos are also available on YouTube TV. With Live TV, it’s a direct competitor to Sling TV and Hulu.
What is the price of YouTube TV?
The YouTube TV Basic Plan costs $64.99 per month including VAT.
A paid subscription to YouTube TV is required. The monthly cost of the Base Plan is $64.99 (plus tax). In exchange, you’ll have access to programming from major broadcast networks, popular cable networks, and premium networks, as well as popular YouTube series. You can, for example, tune in to your local CBS and FOX regional sports networks. The basic package supports up to six different profiles and comes with unlimited cloud DVR storage. There are “no hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments necessary,” according to Alphabet. There’s no obligation, and you can cancel at any moment.
For an extra monthly fee, you can add sports and premium networks. For example, you can gain access to Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and Starz, and for a fee, you can unlock extra features like the “4K Plus” add-on. According to Alphabet, 4K Plus features improved video quality on available content, the opportunity to watch recordings offline, and the use of limitless streaming at home.
Do you have a YouTube Premium subscription?
YouTube TV is separate from a YouTube Premium membership, which allows ad-free access to YouTube videos and includes live TV from CBS, FOX, NBC, HGTV, TNT, and others. You can view YouTube videos on YouTube TV without advertising if you have both a YouTube Premium and a YouTube TV subscription. However, advertisements will continue to appear on both live and recorded television shows.
What channels are available on YouTube TV?
Enter your zip code at tv.youtube.com/welcome to check which channels are accessible in your area.
Do you want to see more sports?
There is no need to be concerned. You can purchase Sports Plus and watch game day from the comfort of your couch with NFL RedZone and over 10 sports networks in one add-on.
What devices are compatible with YouTube TV?
Mobile devices, the web, smart TVs, streaming media players, and gaming consoles are just a few of the supported devices for YouTube TV.
Go here to see a complete list of compatible devices.
Android L and later smartphones and tablets
iOS 12 or later is required for iPhones and iPads.
Note: Search for “YouTube TV” in your device’s app store to download the YouTube TV app.
Visit tv.youtube.com/ to watch it on the web.
Note: To view YouTube TV on the browser, make sure you have the newest version of Chrome or Firefox installed.
Use your smart TV, streaming media player, or game console to watch.
Note: To watch YouTube TV on your device, go to the app store and search for “YouTube TV.” Select Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku players and TVs, Apple TV, Vizio SmartCast TVs, Samsung and LG smart TVs, HiSense TVs, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, TVs with Chromecast built-in such as Android TV, AirPlay for Apple TV, and Google Smart Displays are among the devices that are supported.
Is 4K supported by YouTube TV?
Yes. With the 4K Plus add-on, you may expand your YouTube TV Base Plan’s viewing options. With 4K Plus, you can watch certain live and on-demand YouTube TV shows in 4K Ultra High Definition. You may also watch an unlimited number of simultaneous streams at home, and you can view your recordings offline using the YouTube TV mobile app on your phone or tablet.
Note that 4K playback is only possible on devices that are compatible. With the 4K Plus add-on, it’s also only available on select live and on-demand programs.
Is there advertising on YouTube TV?
Yes, many of the networks are ad-supported. You can’t skip commercials when watching live TV like you can with regular television. You can, however, fast-forward till you reach the live version if you pause a performance. Note: This Google Support page has further information about adverts on YouTube TV.
Where can I find YouTube TV?
In the United States, YouTube TV is available (to over 99.5 percent of households, Alphabet claims). There is no news on when it will be released in the United Kingdom or other nations.