YouTube TV Channels, Supported Devices, and Costs

What to know about the YouTube TV lineup and device compatibility

YouTube TV is a streaming service but unlike Netflix or Disney+, it’s effectively a full replacement for cable television thanks to its many live channels. The platform is accessible on computers, phones, and other compatible devices and offers 85+ channels of entertainment, news, live sports, and more.

Here’s what you need to know about YouTube TV’s channel offerings, supported devices, and monthly costs.

YouTube TV is not the same thing as YouTube Premium, which gives you ad-free access to existing YouTube content. Check out our YouTube Premium vs. YouTube TV comparison to see how these two services differ.

YouTube TV Channel List

YouTube TV is one of the most full-featured live TV services available, as its wide variety of channels make it an attractive option for those looking to cut the cord. While the selection may vary based on your region, YouTube TV’s list of popular channels include AMC, Bravo, FX, and many more. A number of notable channels have also been added since the service first launched in 2017. In April 2019, 10 new channels including HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery Channel were added and in May 2020, 14 Viacom channels were introduced as part of a multi-year deal with ViacomCBS.

Channel list on the YouTube TV website

Here’s the full list of YouTube TV channels (not including add-ons and local network affiliates):

Major Networks

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • NBC
  • BBC


News

  • BBC World News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Cheddar
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News Channel
  • HLN
  • MSNBC
  • NECN
  • Newsy
  • TYT


Lifestyle

  • AMC
  • Adult Swim
  • Animal Planet
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • CMT
  • Cartoon Network
  • Comedy Central
  • Cozi TV
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Food Network
  • Freeform
  • HGTV
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Motortrend
  • MTV
  • MyNetworkTV
  • NBC Universo
  • NatGeo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • Nickelodeon
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • POP
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • StartTV
  • SundanceTV
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Tastemade
  • Telemundo
  • The CW
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • USA
  • Universal Kids
  • VH1
  • WE TV
  • YouTube Originals


Sports

  • ACCN
  • BTN
  • CBS Sports
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPNEWS
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Fox Sports
  • Golf Channel
  • LAFC
  • MLB Game of the Week
  • MLB Network
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NBCSN
  • NESN
  • NFL Network
  • Olympics Channel
  • Orlando City
  • SEC ESPN Network
  • SNY
  • Sounders FC


YouTube TV adds new channels periodically, so make sure to keep an eye on the official website for updates.

Add-on Channels

While YouTube TV’s included lineup of channels is extensive, it doesn’t quite cover everything. Much like with regular cable subscriptions, there are several premium add-on packages available. These can be added to your subscription à la carte in the form of single channels, so you only pay for the specific channel you want to watch. You can also drop an add-on channel at any time without canceling your YouTube TV subscription.

Add-on channel list on YouTube TV website.

YouTube TV add-ons:

  • HBO Max ($14.99 per month)
  • Showtime ($11 per month)
  • STARZ ($9 per month)
  • AMC Premiere ($5 per month)
  • Acorn TV ($6 per month)
  • Cinemax ($9.99 per month)
  • Curiosity Stream ($3 per month)
  • EPIX ($6 per month)
  • FOX Soccer Plus (Part of Sport Plus / $10.99 per month)
  • NBA League Pass ($39.99 per month)
  • Shudder ($6 per month)
  • Sundance Now ($7 per month)
  • Sports Plus bundle—NFL Red Zone, Fox College Sports, Gol TV, Fox Soccer Plus, MAVTV, TVG, Stadium ($10.99 per month)

Local Channels and Live TV

YouTube TV is available in every television market in the U.S., which means that you should have access to livestreams of local cable TV channels in your area. YouTube makes it very easy to figure out which channels are available to you, as you simply need to enter your ZIP code on the YouTube TV homepage to see your area’s lineup.

YouTube TV showing local channels available in New York City ZIP code.

For example, a New York City ZIP code will give you access to the following local stations:

  • ABC 7
  • CBS 2
  • FOX 5
  • NBC 4
  • My 9
  • NJTV
  • PIX 11
  • SNYHD
  • Telemundo NY
  • THIRTEEN
  • WLIW
  • WLNY TV


To ensure you never miss a minute of local coverage, you can use YouTube TV’s cloud DVR to record unlimited hours of content at no extra charge beyond the monthly subscription price.

YouTube TV Device Compatibility

While YouTube TV can be used on a wide variety of devices — including computers, mobile phones, tablets, streaming media players, smart TVs, and game consoles — there are some exceptions. There’s no Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 5 support, although an app is due to arrive on the latter console in 2021.

PlayStation and Nintendo Switch logos

Here is an up-to-date list of all compatible devices:

  • PC, Mac web browsers (YouTube recommends using the latest version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience
  • Android devices running Lollipop and above
  • iPhone and iPads running iOS 12 or later
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV (4th Generation) and Apple TV 4K
  • Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen), Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire Stick Lite, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs
  • Google TV Chromecast devices
  • HiSense TV (4th Generation)
  • LG & Samsung smart TVs (2016 models and later)
  • PS4 and PS4 Pro
  • Roku: All Roku TVs, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Ultra, Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick+ HE, Roku Streaming Stick (3600x and newer models), Roku Express/Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku 2 (4210x), Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x), and Roku 4
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs
  • Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Xbox One


Additionally, you can stream YouTube TV to your TV using Airplay for Apple TV, Chromecast devices, and Google Smart Displays.

YouTube TV Costs

Unlike many of its competitors, YouTube TV has just one universal plan for subscribers. No matter where you live in the U.S., the service is priced at $65 per month. Along with the standard 85+ channels listed above, you get unlimited cloud DVR storage with rewind, fast forward, and pause capability, and access to 3 simultaneous streams across 6 accounts (per household). There’s also no annual contract, so you can cancel at any time.

YouTube TV’s six separate user accounts are quite useful. Thanks to the unlimited cloud DVR, each user can create a unique profile with customized content suggestions and private DVR libraries.

As YouTube TV has added new channels to its inventory, its price has increased to reflect the content changes. The service started at $40 per month in 2017, moved to $50 per month in April 2019, and up to its current $65 price in July 2020. YouTube has confirmed it’s looking into “new flexible models” for its service, so we could see different pricing tiers in the future.


For a more thorough look at YouTube TV, including how to sign up for an account, be sure to read our complete YouTube TV: What You Need to Know guide.

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