YouTube TV is a unique, affordably-priced internet TV streaming service offered by Google. Although this increasingly popular option works on a large number of devices, there are some limitations you should be aware of.
If you’re considering getting a YouTube TV subscription, check out our complete list of YouTube TV’s supported devices first. You can also enhance your YouTube TV viewing experience with our free streaming guide for YouTube TV. Our comprehensive guide gives you full access to content schedules and program information for YouTube TV channels.
What devices are compatible with YouTube TV?
You can use YouTube TV with all of the following devices:
- Streaming media players: AirPlay, Apple TV (4th generation and up), Chromecast (all generations work, but 1st generation devices may experience errors and slow loading times), Roku (most models, including Smart Soundbar, Express, Premiere, and Ultra models), Amazon Fire TV Cube (1st generation and up) and Fire TV Stick (3rd generation and up), Fire TV Edition smart TVs (Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse), TiVo Stream 4K, Xfinity Flex
- Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016 models and newer only), LG TV (2016 models and newer only), Vizio (all SmartCast models), Hisense (MTK5658, MTK5659, and MSD6586 models), Sharp (select models)
- Mobile devices and tablets: Android (L and up), iPhone (iOS 12 and up), iPad (iOS 12 and up)
- Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions), PS4 and PS5
- Desktop browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari
- Smart Home: Google Nest Hub
Can I use YouTube TV on other devices?
You may struggle to use YouTube TV on devices not listed on its device support page. For the best results, we recommend sticking to one of the YouTube TV recommended devices.
What are the advantages of subscribing to YouTube TV?
YouTube TV offers 85+ channels for an affordable price. Subscribers will get access to a wide array of entertainment, sports, local, and news channels (including local broadcasts from FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC).
Sports, News, Movies
Subscribers also get 3 simultaneous streams per account, which means they can watch YouTube TV on up to 3 devices at a time. Other perks include unlimited DVR space, 6 individual user profiles, and a 7-day free trial.
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.