How to Cancel YouTube TV

Take a break from the streaming service

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:

  1. Go to tv.youtube.com and select your Profile icon in the upper-right corner.

    A screenshot of tv.youtube.com and select your Profile icon in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select Settings in the pop-up menu.

    The Setting selection on the web version of tv.youtube.com.
  3. Select the Membership tab, then select Pause or cancel membership under YouTube TV.

    A screenshot of the Membership section of tv.youtube.com.
  4. Select Cancel Membership.

    A screenshot of tv.youtube.com where you can cancel your membership.
  5. Choose a reason why you want to cancel YouTube TV, the select Continue Canceling.

    A screenshot of attempting to cancel your account on tv.youtube.com. It ain't easy.
  6. Select Cancel Membership again to unsubscribe from YouTube TV.

    A screenshot of the final cancel button when cancelling tv.youtube.com.

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:

  1. Go to tv.youtube.com and select your Profile icon in the upper-right corner.

    A screenshot of tv.youtube.com and select your Profile icon in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select Settings in the pop-up menu.

    The Setting selection on the web version of tv.youtube.com.
  3. Select the Membership tab, then select Pause or cancel membership under YouTube TV.

    A screenshot of the Membership section of tv.youtube.com.
  4. Use the slider to choose how long you wish to pause your subscription, then select Pause.

    A screenshot of pausing your tv.youtube.com account.
  5. If you decide to resume or cancel your subscription, go back to the Settings page and select Manage membership under YouTubeTV.

    A screenshot of the Manage membership button on tv.youtube.com.
  6. Select Resume Membership or Cancel Membership.

    A screenshot of the buttons to click regarding resuming or cancelling your membership on tv.youtube.com.

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:

  1. Launch the YouTube TV app on your mobile device and tap your Profile icon.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Membership.

    The steps to take to get to the Membership section on the mobile app of YouTube TV.
  4. Tap Pause or Cancel Membership under YouTube TV.

  5. Tap Cancel, or move the slider to choose how long you wish to pause your subscription and tap Pause Membership.

  6. 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.

    The steps to take to cancel your membership on the YouTube TV mobile app.