YouTube TV

So you're considering YouTube TV as your streaming solution of choice. It's definitely worth a look. And it's also worth your time to peruse the myriad plans YouTube TV presents. The good news is it won't take long. There is but one plan for YouTube TV. One flat price. That's it.

YouTube TV costs $40 a month. (After a seven-day free trial.) OK, plus tax. But that's it. You don't have to figure out which channels you get with which options. Just a single monthly fee (plus tax), and you get what you get.

YouTube TV channels

Channel YouTube TV
($40 a month)
ABC (Varies by market) X
CBS (Varies by market) X
FOX (Varies by market) X
NBC (Varies by market) X
AMC (Varies by market) X
BBC America X
BBC World News X
Big Ten Network X
Bravo X
Cartoon Network X
CBS Sports Network X
CNBC X
CNN X
Comet X
CW X
Decades X
Disney Channel X
Disney Junior X
Disney XD X
E! X
ESPN X
ESPN2 X
ESPNU X
ESPNews X
FOX Business X
FOX News X
Freeform X
Fox Sports 1 X
Fox Sports 2 X
FX X
FXM X
FXX X
Golf Channel X
HLN X
IFC X
MLB Network X
MSNBC X
MyNetwork TV X
NBA TV X
NBCSN X
Nat Geo X
Nat Geo Wild X
Newsy X
Olympic Channel X
Oxygen X
Pop X
SEC Network X
Smithsonian X
Sundance TV X
Syfy X
TBS X
TCM X
Telemundo X
Tennis Channel X
TNT X
truTV X
Universal Kids X
Universo X
USA X
YouTube Red Originals X
WE tv X

OK, there are a few options. You can add on Showtime for an extra $11 a month. Another $15 a month will get you Fox Soccer Plus, which includes the UEFA Champions and Europa leagues, FIFA games, the Bundesliga, FA Cup, CONCACAF Champions league, and more. Another $5 a month will get you the Shudder network, which is run by AMC Networks and features content meant to "specifically super-serve fans of all degrees of thrillers, suspense, and horror." And finally there's Sundance Now, which features all kinds of indie content.

(All of those add-on services have seven-day trials as well.)

Just like other streaming services, YouTube TV doesn't have any contracts, so you can cancel at any point without penalty. And while it doesn't have as many channels (particularly at that price, which increased by $5 in March 2018) as other services, it's still highly competitive, with local channels available through streaming, and a free, unlimited cloud-based DVR.

YouTube TV

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