What Is YouTube TV and How Does It Work?33 comments
Updated on 3/27/2023
You’ll be able to watch TV shows, sports games and other TV options as they’re being broadcast live. You can also record them via DVR to watch later at your leisure.
Let’s take a look into this new way to watch TV.
What is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service, not the popular video platform. While the YouTube you’re probably familiar with offers billions of videos—that’s right, with a B—that you can play on demand, the streaming service offers TV to watch, much like the cable TV you’ve been used to. On YouTube TV, you’ll have access to more than 100 channels (including popular cable and national broadcast networks, depending on your zip code), along with options for live TV stations, on-demand videos and recorded shows.
YouTube TV gives you access to an extraordinary range of content on dozens of TV channels, so you can watch or record big games, movies, award shows and everything in between.
How do I sign up for YouTube TV?
Make sure your TV is ready to stream. You’ll need to have a smart TV, or connect a streaming device like Google Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Firestick. When you have that, choose the YouTube TV app on your TV’s home screen. Follow the directions to sign in from your computer or smartphone. Check with your internet provider to see whether you can sign up through them. You may be eligible for a special pricing offer.
How do I watch with YouTube TV?
YouTube TV programming comes to you via your internet connection, not through a set-top box like cable TV. Whenever you want to watch, you use your own remote from your smart TV or your streaming device to click on the YouTube TV app on your TV or any other devices where you have it, including Apple TV, iOS and Android smartphones and PlayStation and other gaming devices, among others. Your account can be accessed at home or on the go. If you don’t have any of these devices, you can also watch on a desktop or laptop computer at tv.youtube.com.
Each YouTube TV user gets their own login and personal library for DVR content, up to 6 accounts per household. As a bonus, you may get additional benefits, such as personal content recommendations and a remote with a dedicated YouTube TV button. Otherwise, you should be able to use the same remote that came with your existing TV.
What content does YouTube TV offer?
Get ready for the sports you love. Unlike some other live TV streaming services, YouTube TV includes NBA and NFL networks. You’ll also find popular networks like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and more.
Viewers who want premium services such as Showtime, HBO Max and niche sports channels can easily customize their account by paying to add these additional channels, just as they would with a cable subscription.
How is YouTube TV different from YouTube online?
YouTube and YouTube Premium are separate entities from YouTube TV. With YouTube Premium, you can enjoy your favorite YouTube videos on- or offline, ad-free. YouTube TV is a separate streaming service.
YouTube TV’s no-obligation, easy installation and setup make the transition to streaming the latest TV content a breeze, and without sacrificing access to your favorite shows and channels. One more tip: If fiber internet is available in your neighborhood, optimal streaming is a great reason to sign up.
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