YouTube TV Has New Channels & New Features – Here is Our 2020 Guide to YouTube TV




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youtube tv logoAs 2020 gets underway YouTube TV is a very different service from what it was at the start of 2019. With new channels like PBS being added and features like a new and improved DVR being offered, we’re here to give you the details you’ve asked for, to help you decide which service is right for you.

What is YouTube TV?

YouTube TV is a Google-owned live TV streaming service. A monthly subscription has no annual contract, no satellite needed, and no limits to where and when you can stream content.

How Much Does it Cost?

YouTube TV subscription costs $49.99 per month.

How Can I Watch?

YouTube TV is available on the following devices.

  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • LG TVs
  • Samsung TVs
  • Hisense TVs
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs
  • Android TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Xbox One
  • iOS Devices
  • Android Devices

What Can I Watch?

These are the channels available with your YouTube TV subscription.

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • ACCN
  • AMC
  • Adult Swim
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bravo
  • CBS Sports
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • Comet TV
  • Cozi TV
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNews
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News
  • FOX Sports
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Food Network
  • Freeform
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • LAFC
  • Local Now
  • MLB Game of the Week
  • MLB Network
  • Motortrend
  • MyNetworkTV
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC Universo
  • NECN
  • NESN
  • NatGeo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • Newsy
  • OWN
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City
  • Oxygen
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • POP
  • SEC Network
  • SNY
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • StartTV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TYT
  • Tastemade
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • The CW
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • USA
  • Universal Kids
  • WE TV
  • YES
  • YES Network
  • YouTube Originals

When Did YouTube TV Add PBS?

YouTube TV first announced that it would be adding PBS stations last summer. PBS and PBS Kids went live in select markets in December 2019.

“We are excited to partner with PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “PBS and PBS KIDS are highly requested channels by our users, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these to the YouTube TV lineup starting today.”

Can I Record Content to Watch Later?

A YouTube TV subscription comes with a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. You can record shows simultaneously and watch from any of your devices.

What’s New With The YouTube TV DVR?

Recently YouTube TV removed all restrictions that would have forced you to watch the on-demand version of a recorded program. Now you can always fast forward through comercials with a DVRed program.

What’s New for Sports Fans with YouTube TV?

Recently YouTube TV added a feature called Key Plays. This new feature will allow YouTube TV subscribers to watch a condensed version of DVRed sporting events. Instead of watching a two-hour basketball game or a three-plus-hour football game YouTube will automatically create a custom list of the must-see plays from the game, which allows you to watch the important points in a fraction of the time.

Recently on YouTube supercuts of sporting events have become hugely popular with networks like ESPN and FS1 putting extended highlights of sporting events up for fans. Now YouTube TV is jumping in the game in an effort to attract sports fans to subscribe.

New YouTube TV Guide!

Right now YouTube TV is testing a new guide. Currently, on streaming players you can only go forward 4 hours but on the YouTube TV website, you can go forward several days. YouTube says they are testing this out and hopefully it comes to Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more soon.

Can the Whole Family Watch at the Same Time?

YouTube TV allows you to stream simultaneously on up to 3 devices. You’ll also have the option to set up 6 profiles for each account, so everyone in the family can personalize their profile with their favorite content.

Is YouTube TV a Good Alternative to PlayStation Vue?

With PlayStation Vue shutting down at the end of this month, we know viewers are looking for a new option for live TV, including sports, news, and entertainment. Sony recently sent an email to PS Vue subscribers, recommending YouTube TV as that replacement. We compared the two services in this post.

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