No longer do you need a cable subscription to view live TV. You can now stream news and sports via the internet without messy installations. YouTube TV is one such service.
You can sign up for a free trial to give YouTube TV a try. We will show you how to do it, and explain what it costs to upgrade to a paid subscription.
YouTube TV: What is it?
YouTube TV, an internet subscription service that allows you to watch both national and local TV across the US, is available. You can access over 85 channels, including FOX, ABC, FOX and NBC. Additional channels such as Showtime and STARZ are available at an additional charge.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. There are no hidden fees or contracts. Unlimited cloud DVR storage, 6 individual accounts, and 3 simultaneous streams are included. It can be accessed on any device, including your TV, gaming console, phone and streaming stick.
What is the Cost of YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is $64.99/month. YouTube TV is free and comes with no installation fees or annual contracts. You have access to more than 85 live channels. However, the exact selection will depend on where you are located. PBS, BET and Comedy Central are just a few of the basic channels. There are also sports networks such as NFL, NBA and MLB.
Individual premium channels such as Cinemax, HBO and Shudder can be purchased. These channels cost between $5 and $40 per month. A Sports Plus add-on costs $10.99/month. It includes Fox Soccer Plus and NFL RedZone.
The 4K Plus add on costs $19.99 per month. You get 4K playback wherever it is available, unlimited concurrent streams at your home (rather that three), and offline DVR viewing from mobile.
How to get a free trial of YouTube TV
YouTube TV provides a free seven-day trial. This is often extended during promotional periods. At the time of writing, however, the free trial is valid for two weeks.
You can claim your free trial by completing the following steps on your mobile or desktop:
- Go to the YouTube TV homepage.
- Click the Try it Free button.
- Log in to Google.
- Enter your ZIP code, and choose Next.
- Check out all channels in your area’s base package, then choose Next.
- Select the premium addons that you want to include and then choose Next.
- Finalize your subscription details and enter your billing details. Finally, select Start Trial. The trial will not be charged, but you’ll be charged for any subsequent charges if you cancel.
After your subscription expires, you automatically become a paid subscriber at $64.99/month. This can vary depending on active promotions. The current post-trial cost for the first three months is $54.99/month.
You can cancel YouTube TV anytime during your trial period or subscription if you feel the service is not for you.
YouTube TV: Is it right for you?
YouTube TV is not cheap but it is much less expensive than traditional cable. YouTube TV is a great choice if you want to watch live TV channels, which can be recorded and viewed back at any moment. You can also sign up for a free trial to test the service before you commit any money.