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YouTube TV Price, Plans, Channels and more

At $65/mo., YouTube TV is one of the most popular live TV streamers out there. Here's why.

Laurie Garrison
YouTube TV channels

YouTube TV is one of the most popular streaming services for people who want to move on from their cable or satellite TV services.

YouTube TV has a wide range of channels, covering the whole family's interests, whether that's entertainment/lifestyle, news, sports, or kids/family. Plus, YouTube TV has additional add-on networks viewers can choose to further customize their experience.

With one single plan, it's easy to understand YouTube TV's price. And with YouTube TV, you don't have to worry about missing your favorite shows as the service comes with an unlimited amount of storage in the cloud DVR.

How does YouTube TV work?

Once you make the decision to cut the cord and start researching your streaming options, YouTube TV makes it simple. While there are many video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services, YouTube TV is an over-the-top (OTT) live streaming service that only offers one plan, so you don't have to worry about choosing the option that has the channels you want. Once you decide to go with YouTube TV, you simply need to sign up.

You can set up six user accounts so every family member can easily access the channels they watch the most. And YouTube TV can be streamed on three devices at the same time so there's no more arguing over what to watch.

YouTube TV comes with cloud DVR with an unlimited amount of storage, and you can save your recordings for up to nine months. DVR access allows you to record and save entire seasons of your favorite shows and binge them over a weekend. While you can't fast forward through commercials when you're watching a show live, once it's saved to your DVR, you can bypass the commercials.

You can watch YouTube TV through internet browsers on your computer, on your smart TVs, through streaming devices connected to your TV, and on most mobile devices. Among these are Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Apple TV, LG, Samsung, Vizio, Sharp, Playstation, Xbox One, Android, and iOS.

How much does YouTube TV cost?

There's an easy answer to the question of how much is YouTube TV. The service's single plan is $65 per month. This includes more than 85 channels, cloud DVR with an unlimited amount of storage, and six user accounts. You can customize your plan by adding premium channels for an additional cost. Is YouTube TV worth it? While we think so, you can find out by signing up for the service's free seven-day trial.

What plans does YouTube TV offer?

All of YouTube TV's 85 plus channels are included in its single plan.

YouTube TV
Monthly price $65
Free trial length 7 days
No ads X
Number of screens 3
Live channels 85+
Hours with cloud DVR Unlimited

What top channels does YouTube TV have?

Almost two-thirds of YouTube TV's channels (50) are in the entertainment/lifestyle category. But the service also has a large number of channels in the sports, news, and kids/family categories.

  • Top entertainment/lifestyle channels include AMC, Comedy Central, Discovery, History Channel, E!, FX, TBS, The CW, TNT, and USA

  • Top news channels like BBC, Cheddar, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, and Newsy

  • Top sports channels include ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, MotorTrend, NBA TV, NBCSN, and NFL Network; also included are college networks like ACC Network, Big Ten Network, and SEC Network

  • Top kids and family channels like Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Disney, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, and Universal Kids

What add-ons for premium channels and extras does YouTube TV have?

YouTube TV expands on its robust channel offering by giving users the option to add premium entertainment, movie, and sports channels to its lineup.

Price per Month
Acorn $6
AMC Premiere $5
Cinemax $10
Curiosity Stream $3
Entertainment Plus $30
Epix $6
HBO $15
HBO Max $15
MLB.TV $25
NBA League Pass $40
Showtime $11
Shudder $6
Sports Plus $11
Starz $9
Sundance Now $7
Urban Movie Channel $5

YouTube TV's Sports Plus package contains seven additional sports channels, including Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, GOLTV, MAVTV, NFL RedZone, Stadium, and TVG. The Entertainment Plus package includes HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz.

What about local networks on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV is one of the top OTT services for providing access to local networks. In fact, YouTube TV has local programming options available in 98% of households across the country. 

This makes it easy for its subscribers to watch their local news shows and sports events. However, YouTube TV no longer offers Fox regional sports networks (RSNs) or the YES Network. There are still local sports networks available, depending on your area. 

Before signing up, you can check to see if your local channels are available by entering your zip code on YouTube TV's website.

Is YouTube TV right for you?

YouTube TV is one of the most comprehensive OTT streaming services available and is a great choice for anyone looking to drop their cable or satellite service. It has plenty of options in every category — entertainment/lifestyle, news, sports, and family/kids. With YouTube TV's seven-day free trial, you can quickly see if it's the best service for you.