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 $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

The following are the channels you will find on YouTube TV as of Sept. 16, 2019. There might be slight variations depending on your local market.

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  • ABC
  • ACC Network
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET (Coming summer 2020)
  • BET Her (Coming later in 2020)
  • BTN
  • Bravo
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT (Coming summer 2020)
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Cartoon NEtwork
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • Comedy Central (Coming summer 2020)
  • Court TV
  • Cozi
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • EPIX*
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNews
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Freeform
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Local Now
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • MTV (Coming summer 2020)
  • MTV Classic (Coming later in 2020)
  • MTV2 (Coming later in 2020)
  • MotorTrend
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nat Geo
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr. (Coming later in 2020)
  • NickToons (Coming later in 2020)
  • Nickelodeon (Coming summer 2020)
  • OWN
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • Paramount Network (Coming summer 2020)
  • Pop
  • Regional Sports Networks
  • SEC Network
  • SYFY
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TV Land (Coming summer 2020)
  • TYT Network
  • Tastemade
  • TeenNick (Coming later in 2020)
  • Tennis Channel
  • The CW
  • Travel Channel
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • USA
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • VH1 (Coming summer 2020)
  • WE tv
  • truTV

Premium add-on channels

The following are available on YouTube TV as premium add-ons, with a separate monthly fee:

In addition to HBO and HBO Max, other premium offerings inside YouTube TV include:

  • Acorn ($6)
  • AMC Premiere ($5)
  • Cinemax (Coming spring 2020, price TBD)
  • CuriosityStream ($3)
  • EPIX ($6)
  • Fox Soccer Plus ($15)
  • HBO (Coming spring 2020, $14.99)
  • HBO Max ($14.99)
  • Showtime ($11)
  • Shudder ($6)
  • STARZ ($9)
  • Sundance Now ($7)
  • Urban Movie Channel ($5)

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 some of the other services, it's still highly competitive, with local channels available through streaming, and a free, unlimited cloud-based DVR.

And if you decide to go with YouTube TV, you'll find yourself in good company. The service has more than 2 million subscribers and is basically as big as the other major players in the space.

And new in 2020 is the ability to subscribe to HBO, HBO Max and Cinemax directly from YouTube TV. HBO Max (which also includes legacy HBO) is $14.99 a month. Cinemax runs $9.99 a month.

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YouTube TV is an easy-to-use option for anyone who want to watch live TV, with a decent set of channels, premium options, and unlimited recording.

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