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What is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is a TV streaming service that lets you watch live TV from major broadcast and popular cable networks. Enjoy local and national live sports, and must-see shows the moment they air. Record all your favorites without storage space limits, and stream wherever you go. Share with up to 5 other roommates or family members in your household.
Where is YouTube TV available?
YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States.
You can record as many programs as you want at the same time, without ever running out of storage space. We’ll even keep each recording for 9 months. Stream from your library anywhere in the U.S.
Can I share my membership?
Yes, your YouTube TV membership comes with 6 accounts to share with roommates or family members in your household. (Ages 13 and up.) Everyone gets their own login and personal DVR library. Up to 3 simultaneous streams are allowed per membership.
Can I watch YouTube TV while traveling?
YouTube TV works everywhere in the U.S., with live TV offered in areas where we’re launched. Your access to local networks will vary depending on which zip code you're in. Sign in from home at least once every 3 months to keep your account active. (Note, you’ll need to sign in from home monthly in order to stream MLB content.) You won’t be able to access any programs on YouTube TV, either live or recorded, while traveling internationally.
How much does YouTube TV cost?
YouTube TV costs $40/month for 1 membership with up to 6 accounts. Memberships include your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC streams, ESPN, regional sports networks, and more. Add on sports and premium networks for an additional monthly charge, including Fox Soccer Plus, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more.
What if I want to cancel?
No problem, cancel anytime. There are no fees for canceling. We’d hate to see you go, but we’ll save your settings in case you want to restart your membership later.
Which devices can I watch YouTube TV on?
Our goal is to let you watch YouTube TV anywhere, on any device. Here’s the list of currently supported devices, and we’re adding more soon.
Android L or later
iPhone iOS 9.1 or later
iPad iOS 9.1 or later
Android L or later
Note: not currently available on Pixel C devices, but this is coming soon
For the best YouTube TV viewing experience, download the latest version of Chrome.
Stream with Google Chromecast or download our app on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One and supported Samsung and LG TVs.
Which networks are available with YouTube TV?
YouTube TV lets you stream all the live & local sports, news, and must-see shows from 60+ networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and more.
Additional sports and premium networks are also available for an additional monthly charge including Fox Soccer Plus, SHOWTIME, STARZ and more.
*NFL live streams can be viewed on your computer and TV using YouTube TV, but aren’t available on mobile.
For a full list of channels availability by location, please visit this help article for more detail.
Find out what each network has to offer.
Are shows available on-demand?
Many networks provide recent episodes of shows, movies, and more on-demand.
Does YouTube TV have ads?
Yes, many of the TV networks we offer have ads.
When YouTube videos are shown on YouTube TV, the majority of the ad revenue from them will support the creators of those videos.
Can I fast-forward through ads?
Live TV: Like with traditional TV, you can't fast forward through ads while watching live TV. However, if you pause a show, you can fast forward until you catch up to the live version of the program.
DVR: You can record a program by adding it to your Library. This means that all airings- including upcoming airings and reruns- will be recorded automatically. You can typically fast forward through ads on recorded programs once they've aired on live TV.
Video on demand: Many networks provide recent episodes of shows, movies, and more on demand. If you've recorded a program that's available on demand at the time you're watching, in some cases the on demand version will be played back instead of your recording. You typically cannot fast-forward through video on demand ads.
YouTube videos: If you're a YouTube Premium member, (previously YouTube Red), you won't see ads on any YouTube videos in YouTube TV. If you’re not a YouTube Premium member, you will see ads on YouTube videos, which allows us to support the creators of those videos.
What's the difference between YouTube TV and YouTube Premium?
YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service with major broadcast and popular cable networks. YouTube Premium, previously YouTube Red, gives you YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background.
Both memberships give you access to YouTube Originals, but YouTube Premium isn’t included in your YouTube TV membership. However, if you are a YouTube Premium member, you can watch the YouTube content on YouTube TV without ads.