5 YouTube TV Facts Cord Cutters Need to Know Before Signing Up


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youtube tv logoThinking about getting YouTube TV? Here are 5 facts you need to know:

#1 YouTube Premium Is NOT Included with YouTube TV…

Hate ads? Sadly, YouTube TV does not include YouTube Premium’s ad-free experience. Although you will get access to YouTube original content, you won’t get the ad-free experience YouTube Premium subscribers receive.

If you want commercial-free YouTube, you will have to pay an additional $9.99 a month on top of the $49.99 a month for YouTube TV.

#2 Channels

Here are the channels you’ll get with your YouTube TV subscription:

  • AMC
  • ABC
  • ACC Network
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cozi
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • ESPN SEC
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • ID
  • Local Now
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • MLB Network
  • Motor Trend
  • MSNBC
  • My TV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC SN
  • Neon
  • NESN
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • WE TV
  • YES
  • TYT
  • YouTube Originals

*Note in a few of the new markets not all locals are available. When you sign up, pay close attention to what locals are listed.

#3 Watch YouTube TV on Multiple Devices at Once

With YouTube TV you can stream on up to three devices at once. Even if you have multiple profiles your total account is still limited to three streams at the same time. So be careful about sharing your account with multiple people as you may find you are running out of streams.

#4 DVR Restrictions

When YouTube TV first launched, the DVR forced you to watch the on-demand version for most networks. Recently most of these restrictions have been removed but there are still a few networks like CBS that make you watch the on-demand version if it is available, meaning commercials can not be skipped.

The good news is DVR restrictions are becoming rarer.

#5 PBS, PBS Kids, & OWN Are Coming to YouTube TV

I often get asked if YouTube TV will be adding any new networks. We do have some good news: YouTube TV will be adding PBS, PBS Kids, and OWN. PBS and PBS Kids will be coming by the end of 2019. OWN was announced as coming to YouTube TV earlier this year but we have not received any new details about the addition of the service since it launched.

We don’t have any exact dates for when this will happen but we will post updates as we learn more.

There you go, five-and-a-half things to know about before you sign up for YouTube TV. Do you have something you want to add? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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