YouTube TV is an online streaming service that enables viewers to watch live TV on 80 channels via any device that supports its apps. YouTube TV’s single streaming package costs $64.99/mo. with additional content available to purchase on top of that.
The service’s channel lineup includes national news networks, such as ABC, BBC America, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, and NBC, as well as entertainment and lifestyle options like AMC, Discovery Channel, Food Network, and Travel Channel. Sports fans are also well served by national networks CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports network, as well as Golf Channel, MLB Network, and NBA TV. Subscribers can also purchase further content through add-on channels, which include additional entertainment, foreign language programming, news, and sports.
Sports fans also have plenty of options available to them. This includes national sports networks CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports Network. Other channels available are Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, Olympic Channel, and Tennis Channel, as well as college football options like ACC Network and Big Ten Network.
YouTube TV is a great option for people looking to cut the cord on cable as it provides unlimited Cloud DVR storage for up to 9 months. It also enables users to create 6 accounts per household, each of which gets its own personalized Cloud DVR storage space and personalized content recommendations.
The service can be accessed through a wide range of supported devices, from mobile phones and laptops to gaming consoles and streaming platforms. This article will advise how to access YouTube TV and outline the devices that are compatible with it.
How do YouTube TV’s supported devices compare to other services?
YouTube TV is accessible via the vast majority of devices that enable users to download apps or stream via a browser. However, various streaming services are compatible with different devices, so it’s well worth comparing them before signing up.
For example, YouTube TV is one of only two streaming services that we compared that are compatible with PlayStation consoles and one of only three that provides apps for Xbox systems. Furthermore, the availability of streaming services differs based on the model of TV or device that users have, which we’ve detailed in the chart below.
|YouTube TV||AT&T TV Now||fuboTV||Hulu + Live TV||Philo||Sling TV|
|Amazon Fire TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|LG Smart TV||✔2016+ models||✔WebOS 3.5+ (some 3.0)||✔WebOS 3.0+|
|Samsung Smart TV||✔2016+ models||✔2017+ models||✔2016+ models||✔2016+ models||✔2016+ models|
|Vizio SmartCast TV||✔Select models||✔2016+ models||✔Models with cast support|
|Google Chromecast||✔||✔2nd Gen+||✔||✔||✔|
|iPad/iPhone||✔iOS 9.1+||✔iOS 9+||✔iOS 9.1+||✔iOS 10+||✔iOS 9.3+||✔iOS9.1+|
What devices does the YouTube TV app support?
YouTube TV can be watched on any device that allows viewers to download the service’s app. This includes mobile phones and tablets, computers and laptops, desktop browsers, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, and streaming devices that can be plugged into their TV.
TVs and players
YouTube TV is compatible with a wide range of TV sets. This includes smart TVs that enable viewers to watch the service directly through an app and via casting devices, set-top boxes, and streaming sticks.
YouTube TV subscribers with Android TV, Apple TV, or select Amazon Fire TVs can simply download the YouTube TV app, sign in, and start watching the service. The same goes for owners of HiSense, LG, and Samsung smart TVs, as well as Vizio SmartCast TVs.
Another option available to viewers is to cast the service to a smart TV from a mobile device. YouTube TV subscribers can cast to their TV via AirPlay for Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Google Smart Displays, and using devices that have built-in Chromecasts. Chromecast users can also play, pause, and record content using voice commands via Google Home.
The service is also accessible via stick devices that can be plugged straight into the TV’s HDMI port. These include Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 2nd Gen and 4K, Roku Streaming Sticks, and Roku TV.
Phones and computers
Mobile users can watch YouTube TV on numerous devices, including Android and Apple phones and tablets. Computer users can access the service via web browsers for Mac and Windows. Laptop and PC users can watch YouTube TV by downloading the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and viewing the service in their web browser.
The service is compatible with Android devices that run the 5.0 Lollipop operating system and above. It can also be watched on iPhones and iPads that run iOS 10 or later.
Gamers can also enjoy YouTube TV without having to move away from their console through the service’s app. The service is compatible with Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X, as well as PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro. However, YouTube TV is not compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and devices.
The final cut
YouTube TV offers people looking to cut the cord on cable a solid option at a competitive price point. It offers more than 70 live channels that can easily be accessed on a wide range of devices. These include casting devices and streaming sticks, mobile phones and tablets, internet-connected smart TVs, and gaming consoles, as well as being accessible via desktop browsers for laptops and PC users.
YouTube TV costs $64.99/mo. with the option to purchase add-on content in addition to this monthly subscription fee. However, the service offers a seven-day free trial for potential subscribers to try it out before they buy.