YouTube TV

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Rated 3.94931 From 37,186 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-09-14
  • New version: 4.37
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  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

YouTube TV


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YouTube TV is an iPhone and Android Entertainment App, made by Google LLC. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google LLC, with the latest current version being 4.37 which was officially released on 2020-09-14. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 37,186 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.94931 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, TNT and more, including your local sports & news channels. +Watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV +Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored for 9 months. +6 YouTube TV accounts per household. Everyone gets their own login, recommendations and DVR. +Monthly pay-as-you-go membership; cancel anytime. Over eighty-five networks are available in YouTube TV: BROADCAST ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and more SPORTS CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Golf Channel, MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, and more ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BET, Bravo, CMT, Comedy Central, Comet, Cozi TV, Decades, Discovery, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, MotorTrend, MTV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, TV Land, USA, VH1, WE tv, YouTube Originals, and more NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and more KIDS Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo Availability: YouTube TV is available nationwide in the United States. For more information, please visit our Help Center. Your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. Terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/terms Paid terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/paidterms Privacy policy: tv.youtube.com/tv/privacy Enjoy cable-free live tv now!

Top Reviews

  • Used to be great, now freezing a lot


    By JGBuck
    I don’t understand why this keeps happening on my iPad, but this app always worked great until a few months (and a few updates) ago when the video would start freezing but the sound keeps going. Then sometimes everything freezes with the buffering spinner going, or often the show will skip around and it will take you back 20 minutes or so in the show ... sometimes just the picture and the sound is up to date, sometimes both the sound and the picture skip backward. I have very fast internet and sometimes I try to make sure it’s not my WiFi so I switch to Verizon ... doesn’t fix the issue. The only way to get it back to normal is to close the app and reopen it. But it will inevitably happen again. I have only noticed it during live programming, and it only happens when watching one show for while, maybe 5 to 10 minutes or more without changing the show/channel. I am not having this issue on my Apple TV, my desktop iMac using Chrome or Safari, and I haven’t noticed it on my iPhone either, but I don’t use that to watch TV as much as the other devices. Please fix it, because I love the service and the freedom I get by being able to have my iPad be my portable TV all over the house as I am getting things done around the house, sitting on the back porch, etc. I did try to hard restart my iPad as well, that hasn’t helped the problem at all. PLEASE FIX THIS! IT IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!!
  • Great Potential but Ads and Commercials kill the joy.


    By foxfire5150
    I started off paying $40 a month and now $50. I wanted to ditch cable/satellite but still watch my local sports. That’s the only reason I purchased this app. It does deliver on all my local sports. I usually start my live sports late just so I can fast forward through the commercials. I’m fine with the commercials on those since it’s being pulled off major tv networks. I can fast forward through those. However, I tried to watch the movie La La Land last night and there was truthfully more commercial time than movie time. At every commercial break, the movie was shut down and an add for the Venetian Resort would play that I could not fast forward through. Obviously this was ad time purchased and paid to Google. I’m a child of the 80’s. A perk of purchasing cable tv back then was avoiding commercials since we were actually PAYING FOR OUR PROGRAMMING. What’s the difference here. If I’m throwing down $50 a month, why is Google still sticking adds in there. I understand the ads on regular Youtube.....it’s free. They’re providing free content and I understand they have to generate some revenue. There should be no ads I can’t fast forward through if I’m paying for the service.
  • Pretty amazing technology, but seriously flawed


    By sigbruner
    I was hoping this app would suffice to replace my standard cable television, but unfortunately, I can’t watch an entire episode of anything without a video-killing bug ruining the whole thing. Specifically, about 3/4 of the way through a television series episode, the video glitches and odd things begin to happen: the audio track jumps to the beginning of the episode, the video freezes for a moment and then continues to play under the audio from the beginning. And then the advertisements! Oh goodness! For $50/month, I would expect fewer ads, but there they are every 10 minutes: 2 to 3 ads at a time. And guess what? When you have to close and re-open the app to find your place in the episode you were watching, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You try to track through to the spot where you left off. The episode starts to play, and then a series of ads immediately kicks in. Missed your spot? More ads. It is infuriating and app breaking. I am using a first-generation iPad Pro, for what it’s worth.
  • 5 stars


    By Artys069
    It’s honestly the best tv product I have purchased, I’ve been a member for about a yr. However, there are a few things I would love to see added: 1. When browsing through all the movies / series, you can not tell which movies or series you have already added to your library. After selecting the title, it will than show you have already added this to your library, rather than scrolling and selecting only what you need. 2. When you view what is being recorded or upcoming, it appears to be recording new episodes AND episodes I have already saved under my library. I wasn’t sure if this was a glitch, but it prevents a member from seeing what would be new and upcoming, rather than something that is already saved. Plus it only allows you to see 50, half of which you have already recorded and saved to your library.
  • Crashes too much!


    By Deebuwo
    I believe I was one of the first subscribers in my area. The app worked flawlessly, but not anymore. When watching recordings, the program regularly stops after 40 minutes regardless of program watched. The program then starts from the beginning. I have to restart my phone to continue watching from the interrupted part. Now when watching a show that is recording and if I don’t catch it from the beginning and ask the app to display it from the beginning, the show repeatedly starts over from the beginning on its own while I’m watching. It is extremely frustrating! My price is scheduled to increase to add more channels I don’t care to watch while the channels I inquired about having added haven’t been added and there is no communication about if they will be added. It seems like soon after I recommended the service and app, the reliability tanked. I’m not going to pay more for worse and not getting what I want. I use an iphone 8S plus with the most updated ios.
  • Love it and won’t look back.


    By Lazy loopsy lion
    I have had YouTubeTV now for about 5 months and wish I would have made the change a long time ago. So happy to cut the cable and the outrageous monthly cost. I read some of these bad reviews and I don’t understand why people are having issues. I went out and purchased a few Roku’s for my tv’s and had them set up in less than 10 minutes. Now if I want to watch on my TV I just turn it on with my Roku remote and then click YouTubeTV and it connects right away and I don’t have to stream from my phone. I have found that most times I just lay in bed and watch my shows either live or from my library on my phone or IPad. I have yet to have any issues at all. I also love being able to be out and about and not miss any baseball or football games. Highly recommend this. Keep up the good work YouTubeTV.
  • Cable Never Again!


    By RickAS66
    When I finally said goodbye to cable, it was so liberating! I started using YouTubeTV shortly after it came out, did the trial thing and was hooked. At that time it was $35 a month, and still is for us early users. As a sports fan, there are plenty of channels to choose from, and when they added MLBtv and NBAtv (at no extra charge) I felt like I had won the lottery! The overall channel selection is good, I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do I can usually find something on in real time, you can even record shows and watch them at a more convenient time. I’d give it 5 stars if YouTubeTV carried HGTV, that’s the only thing I miss from having cable. Very rarely have I experienced any technical issues, far less actually than I had with cable. So as for me, I’ve been very happy with YouTubeTV and will have cable never again!
  • Terrible picture quality


    By anonannarbor
    When I open a new channel, it defaults to auto picture quality. And for some reason this means that it is a total blur for 30 seconds until either it figures out that it can do better, or I manually change the quality. It should have a setting for a preferred picture quality to start watching with. Also, it takes about seven button clicks to change a channel. It is virtually impossible to be watching one game while clicking over occasionally to see what is happening in another game on another channel. Changing channels should be one of the easiest things in the world for a TV replacement, but on this it takes exiting full screen, then minimizing the picture you are watching, then finding the other channel in the guide, then loading it up, then changing the picture quality so it is watchable. It's absurdly hard for a simple task.
  • YouTubeTV


    By lonelydragonfly
    PROS: you get your local channels, the staple channels such as ABC CBS NBC FOX etc. and a variety of sports channels. CONS: we have experienced CONSTANT problems despite the fact that we have high speed internet such as not being able to change channels because it will change on the phone but not on the TV and then no longer pulls up the TV to cast to so we are left to uninstall & reinstall the app EVERY time and programs not playing just to name a couple. Also not a very wide variety of channels to choose from. While you have options to choose from for sports, there's a deficiency to offer popular alternatives like possibly HGTV, GSN, Lifetime, Hallmark or any type of cooking channels. So when comparing pricing and channels offered with dish networks, it's really not worth the trouble to pay the same or comparable for less channels and less conveniences so I'm glad a free trial was offered to know what the service would be like before buying, although I've heard canceling is just as difficult.
  • Cutting the cable


    By gavinfla
    I’m a one subscriber and not sure how long I will be. But I haven’t had Home cable or Internet for five years now, it’s just to expensive to pay for something that keeps you trapped in your home. Think about it folks, these cable companies are making you pay to stay home. To me that’s a rip-off. I’ve seen many things disappear from our lives, wire phone, vinyl records, 8 track, VCR’s, development of pictures.. to mention s few. Sorry to tell you folks but cable is pase. I’m sure their will be a lot of cleanup work to make the app work flawlessly with all platforms but I think plugging in your cellphone to your TV is awesome!! I just hope they don’t get too greedy. I still have a lot learn about it before I decide to continue, and see if I still have TV when it’s stormy an of course money is always the deciding factor.

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