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Some companies need no introduction. You probably know YouTube for how-to videos, clips of cute cats, and some of your favorite web series, but they have even more to offer for cord cutters. Back in 2017, YouTube launched a new service, YouTube TV, which gives access to 85+ TV channels — including news, sports, and entertainment options — and a cloud DVR with unlimited storage.
At $64.99, YouTube TV is not the cheapest option on the market, but they do have a lot to offer if you want a premium service. What better way to test the waters than with a free trial? Here’s everything you need to know to try YouTube TV for free today.
YouTube TV does offer a free trial. While some streaming services, such as Disney+, have moved away from free trials, YouTube TV gives you a chance to try out not only their base service but also each of their add-ons. This gives you an excellent way to sample anything and everything that YouTube TV has to offer without paying a dime — as long as you cancel within the trial period.
Although the standard YouTube TV free trial lasts 7 days, they are currently offering a 14-day free trial through the end of 2020. This extended free trial is twice as long as the free trials offered by most other streaming services, and YouTube TV typically offers it at least a couple of times a year. Those of you with Verizon mobile or Verizon Fios home internet plans have an even better option available, as Verizon offers a 1-month free trial of YouTube TV.
Along with a free trial of their base service, each YouTube TV add-on has its own free trial available. Most of these trials are either 7 or 14 days, with the sole exception of the Starz free trial, which runs for 5 days.
YouTube TV will charge you automatically at the end of the free trial period unless you cancel before the trial ends. You can find the current cancellation process later on in this article.
Since many of YouTube TV’s add-ons have a different trial period than the base package, you may be charged for any add-ons you choose even before the base package trial is over. Be sure to keep an eye on all of those deadlines!
After the trial period, the base YouTube TV package costs $64.99 per month. This certainly doesn’t make them the cheapest option on the market, but you’ve got the free trial period to figure out whether they are worth the price.
Any add-ons that you choose will, of course, further increase this monthly price. These range from $3-15 per month each, so if you want to add several premium channels, be prepared for the price to rise accordingly.
To cancel YouTube TV, just go to their tv.youtube.com, click the profile icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and select the “Settings” menu item. In the pop-up menu, select “Membership”, click “Pause or cancel membership”, and then click “Cancel membership”.
If, for whatever reason, these instructions don’t work, check the YouTube TV cancellation help page which provides the latest instructions and a “Contact us” option.
If you cancel during the free trial period, your trial will end immediately, even if you are not at the end of the free trial period. On the other hand, if you cancel after you start paying for the service, your service won’t stop until the end of your current payment period.
You are still reading this article instead of watching YouTube TV, so maybe you aren’t entirely convinced that YouTube TV is the right service for you. We encourage you to be as informed as possible, so our YouTube TV channel list can give you a better idea of what you’ll be getting with this service. If you want an in-depth review — peppered with all that CordCutting.com goodness you’ve come to know and love — check out our YouTube TV review, too.
But maybe you are already convinced. Maybe you just came here to make sure you are getting the best possible free trial with your subscription. If that’s the case, just click the link on this page to get started. Now kick back, relax, and enjoy your free trial of YouTube TV!
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