YouTube TV breaks free from cat videos and influencers to let you stream live TV. With more than 85 channels, everyone in the family will find something to like about Google’s streaming service. Best of all, YouTube TV lets more people stream the national networks’ local stations than any other cable-replacement service.
If you want to preview what’s airing live on YouTube TV, you can visit our live streaming tv guide.
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What features do you get with the YouTube TV Base Plan?
YouTube TV offers a Base Plan. This gives subscribers access to more than 85 channels (including live and local TV), plus the option to add extra networks at an additional charge.
Your subscription will include advanced features like unlimited cloud DVR recording, independent profiles for 6 people on one account, and support for 3-device simultaneous streaming.
Subscribers who only want to watch Spanish-language content can try YouTube TV’s Spanish Plan.
Can’t decide between a YouTube TV subscription or a Hulu + Live TV subscription? Check out our helpful guide to help you make an informed decision.
The complete YouTube TV channel list
YouTube TV gives subscribers access to all of these channels:
- ABC News
- Adult Swim
- Animal Planet
- BBC America
- BBC World News
- BET her
- Big Ten Network
- Cartoon Network
- CBS Sports
- Comedy Central
- Comet TV
- Court TV
- The CW
- Discovery Channel
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD
- Dove Channel
- Food Network
- Fox Business
- Fox News Channel
- Fox Soul
- Game Show Network
- Golf Channel
- Investigation Discovery
- Law & Crime
- Live Now from Fox
- Los Angeles Football Club
- MLB Game of the Week
- MLB Network
- MTV Classic
- My Network TV
- National Geographic
- Nat Geo WILD
- NBA TV
- NBC News Now
- NBC Sports Network
- NBC Universo
- NFL Network
- Olympic Channel
- Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
- Paramount Network
- PBS Kids
- Smithsonian Channel
- Start TV
- Travel Channel
- TV Land
- Universal Kids
- WE tv
- YouTube Originals
Some of these channels are college and professional sports networks that are only available regionally. Although YouTube TV has excellent local support across the United States, not all of the stations in your market may be available to live stream. The same is true for your Regional Sports Networks (RSNs).
Go to YouTube TV and enter your zip code in their channel directory to see the full list of local and regional channels that are available in your area.
The complete list of YouTube TV add-on channels and packages
YouTube TV offers an a-lá-carte selection of add-on channels that you can add to your subscription for an additional fee:
- Comedy Dynamics
- CON TV
- Dove Channel
- Fox Nation
- Hallmark Movies Now
- HBO Max
- IFC Films Unlimited
- Law & Crime
- NBA League Pass
- Outside TV Features
- Sundance Now
- Up Faith & Family
- WE tv +
The YouTube TV Sports Plus Add-on includes the following channels:
- Billiard TV
- Fox Soccer Plus
- NFL Red Zone
- Outside TV
- Players TV
- Poker Go
- Sports Grid
Get Flixed’s channel availability API for YouTube TV
Support for local TV channels is an important criteria when people choose a streaming service. You can make this easier for the users of your app or website by integrating Flixed’s Live TV Channel Availability API.
With simple, performant RESTful calls, you get availability and metadata from YouTube TV and many other top live TV streaming services. Add Zip Code and Designated Market Area searches so your users get data just for them.
Learn more about the Flixed Channel Availability API and learn about other streaming availability APIs with our guide. Interested in channel lists for other apps? Check out our Hulu + Live TV channel list and fuboTV channel list articles.
Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.
I just got youtube TV, and i’m having a problem getting back to the live menu without continuously clicking the back button and going back through everything I had to go through getting to where I was. Undestand what I’m saying, or am I confusing y’all???
Just learned this myself. Turn on your TV. Click and hold Alexa button on Amazon Firestick, and for say example “Alexa tune into NBC. You’ll go to your NBC station, if you want another, click the reverse arrow button and scroll to choice your subscribed to. If you don’t have a Firestick, highly recommend.
all the government CSPAN channels are not there….
more science channels are needed
get those and I am interested?
We currently have You Tube TV, but also miss the History Channel and would like to see it added.
Would like to see history and tv land channels.
whaaat ? No MTV???
Hi Derrek, as of July 6th YouTube TV added:
BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1.
I’m a current subscribe.
I dont see vh1
Need NFL Network and RedZone
We would love the weather channel and Hallmark
I’d like to see. GRIT, Antennae TV and Inspire
Would like to see History Channel added
would love history channel and hallmark channels added
Desperately needs History Channel, FSN, and Weather Channel.
Please add Hallmark
I would subscribe in a minute if HISTORY AND HALLMARK was added.
might get it for my class
Nesn is not now available. A Boston channel for Bruins and red sox game. A double whammy for me, first the increase in price $15 and then loose nesn.
What a way to do business.
No History? Umm, I’m out!
I know of at least 10 people, including myself who would join immediately if the Outdoor channel was added!
Can YouTube TV be used in multiple locations I need to know because I own two homes
Yes! Up to three distinct devices at a time (YouTube TV Devices)
Yes. I use it at my lake house and my in town home. The local channels are slightly different because of the locality. I think you do have to specify a ‘home’ location and access the streaming from there at least once every 90 days. This was the main reason I have it. Hulu was a fail on this point. I don’t think Fubo will work either but haven’t tried. Not sure about Sling, etc.
Had YouTube TV and loved it except it had no Hallmark or History channels. No Oak Island and sappy Hallmark movies is not good. Please consider adding these to your line-up and we will gladly come back to YouTube for our streaming service.
I wish YouTube tv had History Channel and the Science Channel!!
I,too, would love to see History added!!
Really would like Liftetime network streamed not the lifetime movie club
I agree Carol. I would love lifetime network too.
I would love Lifetime also.
yes I would love all the local channels and hallmark channels added and I would get in a heartbeat too.
I might sign up if youtube t.v. had weather channel, gsn, history channel tcm. For now i am out.
I would like to see Antenna TV, Me TV, Decades, and especially the NHL Network. Thank you.
Why doesn’t YouTube provide Lifetime?
Ditto on History and Hallmark (the two main ones, don’t need Drama) – I’d be aboard in an instant!
Add Halmark and History Channels and I am in
History, Science, and PAC12. Charter is breaking my bank!
I would also like hallmark and ION
Will WGN be added to YouTube TV?