What is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is a subscription streaming service that lets you watch live TV from major broadcast and popular cable networks. Enjoy local and national live sports, breaking news, and must-see shows the moment they air. Included: unlimited cloud DVR storage space so you can record your favorites and stream them wherever you go.
What is 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 gives you YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background.
YouTube Premium isn’t included in your YouTube TV membership. However, if you are a YouTube Premium member, you can watch YouTube content (including YouTube Originals) on YouTube TV without ads.
Where is YouTube TV available?
YouTube TV is available nationwide.
Enter your 5-digit ZIP code in the above “Channels” section for a full list of your area’s channel lineup.
Is it easy to switch to YouTube TV?
Yes. We strive to make it as easy as possible to get started with YouTube TV. You can watch on your phone, tablet, computer, and TV. YouTube TV is available nationwide in the US and lets you watch live TV including local sports, news, shows, and more. To start your free trial, simply sign up online, make sure you have an internet connection and a supported device, and begin watching in minutes.
Is YouTube TV easy to use?
Ease of use, reliability, and quality are central to YouTube TV. We aim to provide an experience that is both intuitive and hassle-free. With just a tap or word you can do things like: customize your live guide, record all episodes of your favorite show, or search for your favorite sports team.
Are shows available on-demand?
Many networks provide recent episodes of shows, movies, and more on-demand.
Does YouTube TV have ads?
Yes, as the live TV programming comes from networks related content creators, 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.
Are there really no DVR storage space limits?
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 US.
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 ads while watching on-demand videos.
YouTube videos: If you're a YouTube Premium member, 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.