YouTube TV

Updated April 28, 2019: YouTube TV has added two new channels — CNBC World, and Cozi.

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 $49.99 a month. (After a seven-day free trial. And if you're paying for it through Apple, you'll pay $54.99 a month.) 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

  • ABC
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bravo
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • CW
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • Comet
  • Cozi TV
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNews
  • FOX
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Food Network
  • Freeform
  • Freeform
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • Motor Trend
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Golf
  • NBCSN
  • Nat Geo
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Newsy
  • OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) Coming later in 2019
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TYT Network
  • Tastemade
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • USA
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • WE tv
  • YouTube Red Originals

OK, there are a few options, by way of add-on channels. Here's the full list:

  • NBA League Pass: $40 a month or $249 for the 2018-19 season
  • Showtime: $7 a month
  • Starz: $9 a month
  • Curiosity: $3 a month
  • Fox Soccer Plus: $15 a month
  • AMC Premiere: $5 a month
  • Shudder: $5 a month
  • Sundance Now: $7 a month
  • EPIX: $6 a month

(Most 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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