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Live TV streaming services, or “skinny bundles,” have been beating cable at its own game for years now. So it's no wonder that some of the biggest companies in entertainment, telecom, and tech have been entering the skinny bundle fray. That includes tech giant Google, which has a skinny bundle service of its own in YouTube TV. So what is YouTube TV? It's one of the most exciting skinny bundles around, thanks to its slick apps, great content discovery features, and big-time corporate backing. Here's what you need to know about YouTube TV, including what channels are on YouTube TV, how to get a YouTube TV free trial, and how to cancel YouTube TV.

What Channels Are on YouTube TV?

A skinny bundle is only as good as the live network television channels that it offers, so we know what we have to ask first here: what channels are on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV has a lot of great channels, including skinny bundle staples like AMC, ESPN, TBS, and TNT. Like some competitors, YouTube TV is missing Viacom-owned channels like Comedy Central and MTV. But there are plenty of great channels that YouTube TV does offer, including live feeds of major networks in tons of local markets, regional sports networks in select markets, and more. Check out some of the highlights below.

Channels

  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • Fox
  • ESPN
  • NBC
  • TBS
  • TNT

For a complete list of YouTube TV channels, check out our YouTube TV channel list or YouTube TV's own website.

What Devices Can I Use to Watch YouTube TV?

YouTube TV has pretty strong platform support: for the most part, you can watch live TV online using YouTube TV on just about any major streaming platform or device. The big exception, as of this writing, is Fire TV. That's perhaps not surprising, given how poorly Amazon and Google sometimes get along, but it is a pretty serious gap in YouTube TV's platform support given Fire TV's large market share in the streaming platform space.

can you watch YouTube TV on Fire TV?
There are tons of great ways to watch YouTube TV. Unfortunately, as of this writing, Amazon's Fire TV devices are not among those options.

Still, there are a lot of other devices that YouTube TV offers superb apps for. Here's a list.

Streaming platforms and devices

  • Android TV (including the Nvidia Shield)
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

Video game consoles

  • Xbox One

Mobile devices

  • Android
  • iOS (iPhones and iPads)

Other

  • In-browser app (Windows, Mac, and more)
  • LG, Samsung, and Vizio smart TVs

Will YouTube TV ever come to Fire TV devices? Probably — but it may take a bit of time. Check back with us for the latest on YouTube TV's platform support. We'll keep this page updated and will cover the latest developments in posts you can find on Cordcutting.com's home page.

How Much Does YouTube TV Cost?

YouTube TV is cheaper than cable. How much cheaper? A lot: while cable can cost more than a hundred bucks a month, YouTube TV costs just $40 per month.

That's the rate for YouTube TV's main bundle, but you can still add more content if you so desire. YouTube TV has a few add-ons available for a bit of extra cash, like NBA League Pass ($40 per month), Showtime ($11 per month), and Stars ($9 per month). Note that, unlike some competitors, YouTube TV does not offer HBO as an add-on. Of course, you could always just subscribe to HBO directly.

Deals on YouTube TV

$40 per month is a pretty good price, but you can save even more if you snag a discount offer. That's why we're always on the lookout for sales and posting the best ones here at Cordcutting.com. Check back with us for the latest on ways to save on YouTube TV.

Even when there aren't promotional offers to be had, YouTube TV subscribers can still save. YouTube TV offers a week-long free trial for new subscribers, so you'll start things off with a nice money-saving moment if you sign up now.

Getting a YouTube TV Free Trial

So how can you get that week-long free trial? Simple: just click here and sign up.

YouTube TV's free trial is risk-free — if you don't want to pay for the service, just cancel YouTube TV before your week of free content is up. YouTube TV will end your service and you won't be charged a dime.

YouTube TV Contracts

Cord cutters aren't real into contracts. So it's a good thing that, like most skinny bundles, YouTube TV is against contracts, too.

When you sign up for YouTube TV, you'll get an auto-renewing month-to-month subscription. Whenever you feel like canceling, you can. You won't be charged again (or at all, if you're canceling the free trial), and your YouTube TV service will run through the end of the current billing period. What's the “billing period?” It's whatever month you last paid for, if you've paid for YouTube TV at all. So if you cancel YouTube TV right after a payment, you'll have about a month of YouTube TV left before your subscription is over. If you cancel right before you auto-renew, you'll part ways with YouTube TV more quickly. Either way, you won't be charged again and won't get back anything you've already paid.

How to Cancel YouTube TV

If you're ready to say goodbye to YouTube TV, we can help. Here's how to cancel YouTube TV.

To cancel YouTube TV, you'll first have to log in on YouTube TV's website in your web browser. Once you're there, navigate through YouTube TV's menus: you'll want to go Settings > Membership > Deactivate Membership. You'll find “Deactivate Membership” under the “YouTube TV Membership” heading. Stick to your guns and click Cancel Membership to finish things off.

Remember, you won't get a refund: if you've already paid for this month's YouTube TV subscription, you'll just have YouTube TV service until the end of the month/billing period. But, of course, you won't see any new charges from YouTube TV once you've cancelled your subscription.

If you cancel YouTube TV during your free trial period, you won't be charged anything at all.

All About YouTube TV

We've just spilled a lot of digital ink talking about YouTube TV, but there's still so much more to say about YouTube's live TV streaming service. Check out more of our YouTube TV coverage, including tips, news, reviews, and more, by clicking on the links you find on this page. For the latest, keep checking our home page at Cordcutting.com. You can narrow things down to just YouTube TV content by typing “YouTube TV” into our search bar.