YouTube TV Channel List

YouTube TV Channel List

YouTube TV is one of our favorite skinny bundles. It has great features, solid platform support, superior streaming quality, and lots of the best network TV channels. But what channels are on YouTube TV, you ask? Allow us to tell you. This is the YouTube TV channel list you’ve been looking for. Oh, and while we’re here, we’ll talk about YouTube TV availability, too!

You can scroll right down to the list if you’d like, but since we’re bloggers by nature here at Cordcutting.com, we’re going to linger here for a moment and wax poetic about what, exactly, YouTube TV brings to the table in terms of channel selection.

YouTube TV is a pretty standard skinny bundle, content- and price-wise. We generally see skinny bundles offering around 50 or 60 channels for $40 or so, and that’s what we have here: YouTube TV gives you more than 60 networks for a subscription fee of $40 per month (that’s after the week-long free trial, of course).

YouTube TV arrived on the skinny bundle scene after local feeds of the major network became industry-standard inclusions, and it does not disappoint: you’ll find ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC all below. Keep in mind, though, that local coverage of these stations will vary by region. That’s the case with all skinny bundles, because there’s some weirdness involved with cutting deals with all the local affiliate stations (the major networks don’t own all of their local affiliates outright, so there’s a good chance that your local Fox news team broadcasts from a station owned by some company other than Fox – despite the deal that keeps Fox branding on the channel). Fortunately, YouTube TV has pretty good geographic coverage here, and you can always find out if you get your local major networks on YouTube TV by just signing up for the risk-free free trial.

The major networks aren’t the only ones available in select markets only via YouTube TV – the service also boasts a pretty impressive selection of regional sports networks. For instance, your dear blogger is New York-based and can get SNY and YES through YouTube TV, making it easy to watch the wonderful, loveable Mets or the soulless, hateful Yankees online – you know, whatever you’re into. No judgement!

And then, of course, there are all the great channels that are available everywhere that YouTube TV is: AMC, CNN, ESPN, FS1, TBS, TNT, and many, many more.

Rounding out the selection are a few channels available as add-ons: YouTube TV makes a few familiar premium networks and similar channels available on an a la carte basis, but you’ll have to subscribe to YouTube TV’s base package to add those on. All of this is made clear in our list below.

Speaking of the list, it’s high time we had a look at it!

YouTube TV Channel List

ABC
AMC
BBC America
BBC World News
Big Ten Network
Bravo
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
CBS
CBS Sports Network
Cheddar
Cheddar Big News
CNBC
CNN
COMET TV
CW
Decades
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
E!
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNEWS
ESPNU
Fox
Fox Business Network
Fox News Channel
Fox Regional Sports Networks
Fox Soccer Plus
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
Freeform
FX
FX Movie Channel
FXX
Golf Channel
HLN
IFC
Local Now
Los Angels Football Club
MLB Network
MSNBC
MyNetworkTV
Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic
NBA TV
NBC
NBC Regional Sports Networks
NBCSN
NECN
NESN Regional
Newsy
Olympic Channel
Orlando City SC
Oxygen
Pop
Seattle Sounders
SEC Network
Showtime
Showtime 2
Showtime Beyond
Showtime Extreme
Showtime Family
Showtime Next
Showtime Showcase
Showtime West
Showtime Women
Shudder
Smithsonian Channel
SNY
STARZ
STARZ Comedy
STARZ Edge
STARZ ENCORE Action
STARZ ENCORE Black
STARZ ENCORE Classic
STARZ ENCORE
STARZ ENCORE West
STARZ ENCORE Español
STARZ ENCORE Family
STARZ ENCORE Suspense
STARZ ENCORE West
STARZ ENCORE Westerns
STARZ in Black
STARZ Kids & Family
STARZ West
SundanceTV
Sundance Now
Syfy
Tastemade
TBS
TCM
Telemundo
Tennis Channel
TNT
TruTV
TYT
Universal Kids
Universo
USA Network
WE tv
YES Network
YouTube Originals

YouTube TV Availability

YouTube TV is one of the biggest names on the skinny bundle market right now, so it might surprise you to find out that the service isn’t actually available everywhere just yet. YouTube TV is in the midst of a region-by-region rollout: rather than subject its skinny bundle to the stress of a national release, Google has opted to increase YouTube TV’s availability little by little, scaling up by adding new markets. There are a few advantages to this approach: for one thing, it means YouTube TV is somewhat more protected from (if not entirely immune to) public embarrassments over traffic-triggered outages, for instance. And the regional rollout gives Google time to negotiate the rights to local channels YouTube TV wants to carry before actually releasing the service in those areas, meaning there’s no moment at which such areas see YouTube TV with a weak local channels game.

Obviously, however, there is one big disadvantage: you might not be able to get YouTube TV! The only way to find out is to check out the full list of regions currently served by YouTube TV. The good news is that YouTube TV is available in a bunch of our country’s biggest TV markets, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Here’s the complete list of markets:

Albany
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Baton Rouge
Birmingham
Boston
Buffalo
Burlington
Cedar Rapids
Champaign & Springfield-Decatur
Charleston, SC
Charleston, WV
Charlotte
Chattanooga
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Colorado Springs
Columbia, SC
Columbus
Dallas-Fort Worth
Dayton (Ohio)
Denver
Des Moines
Detroit
El Paso
Flint
Fresno-Visalia
Ft. Myers-Naples
Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas)
Grand Rapids
Green Bay
Greenville (North Carolina)
Greenville (South Carolina)
Greensboro
Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-McA
Harrisburg
Hartford
Honolulu
Houston
Huntsville-Decatur (Alabama)
Indianapolis
Jackson (Mississippi)
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Knoxville
Las Vegas
Lexington
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Louisville
Madison
Memphis
Miami-Fort Lauderdale
Milwaukee
Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Mobile-Pensacola (Ft Walt)
Nashville
New Orleans
New York City
Norfolk
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne
Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland
Portland-Auburn (Maine)
Providence
Raleigh
Richmond-Petersburg
Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia)
Rochester (New York)
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco Bay Area
Savannah
Seattle
Shreveport
South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana)
Spokane
Springfield (Missouri)
St. Louis
Syracuse
Tampa
Toledo
Tucson
Tulsa
Waco
Washington DC
West Palm Beach
Wichita
Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hztn

More to Know About YouTube TV

Price

That YouTube TV channel list is pretty impressive – but, then again, a Comcast channel list would look pretty good, too! The key here, of course, is the price. If YouTube TV can’t make live streaming TV affordable, then there’s no reason to choose it over cable.

Happily, YouTube TV is quite affordable. Like many of its skinny bundle peers, it prices its services at right around $40 per month. In fact, in the case of YouTube TV, you’re looking at exactly $40 per month. What a nice round figure – and a low one, too.

Platform Support

YouTube TV has very solid platform support, though it is missing one platform that we really wish it had. Despite the fact that YouTube TV has still not formally rolled out nationwide, the service boasts great apps on a wide range of devices, including Roku streaming devices and TVs. Here’s the complete list:

  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • Select smart TVs
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chrome in-browser app

It’s easy to see, though, which platform is missing. Fire TV is nowhere to be found on that list, which – unfortunately – isn’t a huge surprise. Google owns YouTube TV, Amazon owns Fire TV, and Google and Amazon love nothing more than getting in dumb spats over their respective monopolistic ambitions. It wasn’t so long ago that the app for regular old YouTube was unavailable on Fire TV (that silly episode was part of a larger spat over Amazon not selling Chromecast devices on Amazon.com), so it’s more disappointing than surprising to find out that there’s still no YouTube TV app for Fire TV. Hopefully, we’ll see this change in the near future; in the meantime, at least YouTube TV has great apps for all of the other major streaming platforms, including the sometimes-neglected (and, not coincidentally, Google-backed) Android TV streaming platform.

Is YouTube TV Right for You?

You’re now armed with a YouTube TV channel list and a whole lot of other information about YouTube TV. But the question remains: should you sign up for this thing, or what?

Well, first of all, you’ll need to find out if you’re able to. As of this writing, YouTube TV is in the midst of a prolonged region-by-region geographic rollout. It’s been doing this for some time, and things are pretty far long, so there’s a great chance that YouTube TV is available in your region – but it’s not a sure thing. You can check by heading to YouTube TV’s website.

If YouTube TV is available in your region, it’s definitely a service that you should consider. But getting into everything we liked about YouTube TV (as well as the things we didn’t) is a bit outside of the scope of this post. Fortunately, we already wrote up everything you need to know about YouTube TV’s worthiness in our YouTube TV review. Check it out before you make your decision!

YouTube TV Review: Channels, Features, Price, and More

Whatever you decide, be sure to check back in with us for more information about YouTube TV and other great skinny bundles. You’ll find the latest news, explainers, and tips on our site and on our social media channels.

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About the Author

Stephen Lovely
Stephen Lovely
Stephen Lovely is a freelance writer and a longtime cord cutter with a passion for technology and entertainment. You can find his work on Cordcutting.com and his tweets at @stephenlovely.

2 Comments on "YouTube TV Channel List"

  1. Still looking for a DVR, something like the TiVo Roameo but better. Wish they would upgrade. I never watch “Live” TV.

  2. Can I get YouTube TV in Ontario, Canada?

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