Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More How to Cancel YouTube TV Take a break from the streaming service by Robert Earl Wells III Writer Robert Wells is a professional writer and amateur game developer. His specialties include web development, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity. our editorial process LinkedIn Robert Earl Wells III Updated on September 11, 2020 Streaming TV, Movies, & More Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email YouTube TV offers a free trial that grants you unlimited access to the live TV service with no commitment. However, if you don't want to be charged after the trial period ends, you should know how to cancel YouTube TV. It's also possible to temporarily pause a YouTube TV subscription. Instructions in this article apply to YouTube TV, not to be confused with YouTube Premium. How to Cancel a YouTube TV Subscription To unsubscribe from YouTube TV using a web browser: Go to tv.youtube.com and select your Profile icon in the upper-right corner. Select Settings in the pop-up menu. Select the Membership tab, then select Pause or cancel membership under YouTube TV. Select Cancel Membership. Choose a reason why you want to cancel YouTube TV, the select Continue Canceling. Select Cancel Membership again to unsubscribe from YouTube TV. What Happens When You Cancel YouTube TV? If you paid for a subscription to YouTube TV, you can continue watching until the end of the billing period. After that, you'll lose access to YouTube TV and any add-ons you purchased. Any programs you've recorded will expire after 21 days. Your preferences will be saved in case you decide to reactivate YouTube TV, but you may lose your old recordings. How to Cancel a YouTube TV Trial To cancel a YouTube TV free trial, follow the steps above for canceling a paid membership. When you cancel a free trial, you'll instantly lose access to YouTube TV. How to Pause a YouTube TV Subscription If you just want to take a break from YouTube TV, you can pause your subscription for a specified period of time: Go to tv.youtube.com and select your Profile icon in the upper-right corner. Select Settings in the pop-up menu. Select the Membership tab, then select Pause or cancel membership under YouTube TV. Use the slider to choose how long you wish to pause your subscription, then select Pause. If you decide to resume or cancel your subscription, go back to the Settings page and select Manage membership under YouTubeTV. Select Resume Membership or Cancel Membership. What Happens When You Pause YouTube TV? You have the option to pause your YouTube TV membership for up to six months. Once your subscription is paused, you can continue watching until the end of your billing period. After that, you'll lose access to YouTube TV, and your account will not be charged again until the time you specified. You'll be charged at your previous rate as soon as the pause period ends, and that date will become your new monthly billing date. Your old recordings will be saved for when you resume, but no shows will be recorded while your membership is paused. YouTube TV recordings expire after nine months by default. This still applies while your account is paused. How to Cancel YouTube TV From the Mobile App It's also possible to cancel or pause your subscription from the YouTube TV app for Android and iOS: Launch the YouTube TV app on your mobile device and tap your Profile icon. Tap Settings. Tap Membership. Tap Pause or Cancel Membership under YouTube TV. Tap Cancel, or move the slider to choose how long you wish to pause your subscription and tap Pause Membership. If you decide to resume or cancel your subscription, go back to the Membership screen in the YouTube TV app and tap Resume Membership or Cancel Membership.