Our guide shows you all the YouTube TV channels, and everything else you need to know about this streaming service
If you’ve logged into YouTube recently you’ve probably seen a notification asking you to sign up for YouTube TV. But what exactly is YouTube TV? Here's a breakdown of the YouTube TV channels, how much it costs compared to other services and what makes it special.
For starters, it's not a way to bring YouTube videos to your TV — the YouTube app has been able to do that for years. Instead, YouTube TV is a mix of live TV, video-on-demand and DVR features. This includes the NBA playoffs, which you can start watching right now as part of a free YouTube TV trial.
So what channels can you watch, what devices support YouTube TV and how does it stack up to competing cable-replacement services? We’ll answer all of those questions and more in this comprehensive guide.
What is YouTube TV, and how does it work?
YouTube TV is a TV- and movie-streaming service that uses YouTube's clean and straightforward interface.
Available on smart TVs, streaming boxes, computers and mobile devices, it includes local network broadcast channels, basic cable networks and original web shows from YouTube Red.
YouTube TV will soon be sold via Verizon Wireless and Fios accounts, thanks to a deal signed between the platform and the telecom. Pricing details, including those related to discounts, are not available yet.
YouTube TV channels: What do you get?
The YouTube TV channels list includes more than 70 live TV channels, based on your region, plus content from the YouTube Originals channel. Your options will depend on your region, though, as New Yorkers get a directory of 59 networks, including local network affiliates.
YouTube TV's more popular channels include AMC, Bravo, FX and USA. It also offers a wide array of 24-hour news networks, including BBC World News, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC. YouTube TV's latest channels include CNN, TNT, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. Along with YouTube TV's April 2019 price hike, the streaming service added 10 new channels including Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is coming later this year.
To see what networks are available in your area, you'll need to pretend that you're signing up here. Before you enter your credit card information, the site will show you the channels specific to your region.
Here's the full list of YouTube TV channels, before factoring additional options and localization.
BBC World News
Cheddar Big News
FOX News Channel
MLB Game of the week
SEC ESPN Network
YouTube TV cost: What's the price and is there a contract?
YouTube TV now costs $50 per month, after the subscription cost was hiked on April 10. Previously, the service cost $40. If you subscribe through Apple, you'll pay $55 a month for YouTube TV. Existing subscribers will have to pay the higher rate starting May 13.
Any video and music can be downloaded by the application.
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