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What is YouTube TV? You Asked, We Answer

When choosing a live TV streaming service, sorting through the options can be time consuming and frustrating. We’re here to help. In these posts, we’re answering some of the most common questions we get from readers, to help you get an overview of each service and choose the right one for you.

In this post, we’re answering some questions about YouTube TV.

What is YouTube TV?

YouTube TV  is the live streaming service from YouTube. This is not YouTube where the content comes from individual content creators (although you will find some original shows from YouTube creators on the YouTube Originals channel.) The streaming service has many of the major networks for watching prime time TV, sports, news, movies, and more.

With a YouTube TV subscription, you’ll get 70+ channels, including live local channels. You’ll also have access to a library of on-demand content.

How Much Does It Cost?

A subscription to YouTube TV costs $49.99/month.

How Can I Watch?

You can use YouTube TV on the following devices.

• Android Phones L or later
• iPhones iOS 9.1 or later
• iPad iOS 9.1 or later
• Android L or later
• Chrome web browser
• Google Chromecast
• Roku
• Apple TV
• Android TV
• Xbox One
• Supported Samsung and LG TVs

Note: YouTube TV is not currently available on Pixel C devices, but will be coming soon.

What Channels Will I Get?

This is the channel lineup for YouTube TV. As always, live local channels will depend on your location.

• AMC
• ABC
• Animal Planet
• BBC America
• BBC World News
• Bravo
• Big Ten Network
• CBS
• CBS Sports
• Cartoon Network
• Cheddar Business
• Cheddar News
• CNBC
• CNN
• Comet
• CW
• Discovery
• Disney
• Disney XD
• Disney Junior
• E!
• ESPN
• ESPN 2
• ESPN U
• ESPN News
• ESPN SEC
• Food Network
• Fox
• Fox Business
• Fox News
• Fox Sports
• Freeform
• FS1
• FS2
• FX
• FXM
• FXX
• HGTV
• HLN
• IFC
• ID
• Local Now
• Los Angeles Football Club
• MLB Network
• Motor Trend
• MSNBC
• My TV
• National Geographic
• Nat Geo Wild
• NBA TV
• NBC
• NBC Golf
• NBC Sports
• NBC SN
• Neon
• NESN
• Newsy
• Olympic Channel
• Orlando City SC
• Pop
• Seattle Sounders
• Smithsonian Channel
• SNY
• Start TV
• Sundance TV
• SyFy
• Tastemade
• TBS
• Telemundo
• Tennis Channel
• TLC
• TNT
• Turner Classic Movies
• Travel Channel
• Tru TV
• Universal Kids
• Universo
• USA
• WE TV
• YES
• TYT
• YouTube Originals

In addition to those channels, you can also add-on more channels for an extra monthly or annual fee. These are the channels you can choose from.

• AMC Premiere $5/month
• CuriosityStream $3/month
• Epix $6/month
• Fox Soccer Plus $15/month
• NBA League Pass $40
• Showtime $7/month
• Shudder $6/month
• Starz $9/month
• Sundance Now $7/month

Can I Record Content?

Yes. A YouTube TV subscription comes with a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. You can record shows simultaneously and watch from any of your devices. Recordings are saved for 9 months and when you’ve saved content, you can stream it from anywhere in the US.

Can I Watch On More Than One Screen At Once?

Yes. YouTube TV allows you to stream simultaneously on up to 3 devices. You can also create up to 6 profiles per account, making it easy for each member of the family to personalize their viewing experience with their favorite channels and content.

Can I Use My YouTube TV Account to Log In To TV Everywhere Apps?

Yes. YouTube TV members can watch TV Everywhere by signing in on supported network streaming sites. Choose YouTube TV as your provider at sign-in and use your YouTube TV username and password for access.

These are the TV Everywhere apps currently available with YouTube TV.

• ABC
• AMC
• Animal Planet
• BBC America
• Big Ten Network
• Bravo
• CBS
• CBS Sports Network
• CNBC
• Discovery
• Disney Channel
• Disney Junior
• Disney XD
• E!
• ESPN
• ESPN2
• ESPN3
• ESPNEWS
• ESPNU
• Fodo Network
• Fox
• Fox Business
• Fox News
• Freeform
• FS1
• FS2
• Fox Sports Plus
• Fox Sports Arizona
• Fox Sports Detroit
• Fox Sports Florida
• Fox Sports Midwest
• Fox Sports North
• Fox Sports Ohio
• Fox Sports Prime Ticket
• Fox Sports San Diego
• Fox Sports South
• Fox Sports Southwest
• Fox Sports West
• Fox Sports Wisconsin
• Fox Sun Sports
• FX
• FXM
• FXX
• Golf Channel
• HGTV
• ID
• IFC
• MLB Network
• Motor Trend
• MSNBC
• Nat Geo
• Nat Geo Wild
• NBA League Pass
• NBC
• NBC Sports
• NCAA March Madness
• NESN
• Olympic Channel
• Oxygen
• Pop TV
• SEC Network
• Showtime
• Smithsonian Channel
• SNY
• STARZ
• STARZ Encore
• Sundance TV
• SYFY
• TLC
• Telemundo
• Travel Channel
• Universal Kids
• USA Network
• WE TV
• YES Network

Are you watching live and on-demand content with YouTube TV? Let us know what you think about this streaming service in the comments below.

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