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YouTube TV - Watch & Record Live TV for Android

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of YouTube TV - Watch & Record Live TV

  • Watch major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, ESPN, and your local sports channels
  • Last updated on 02/11/21
  • There have been 16 updates within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

clifford.colby Apr 5, 2017

YouTube TV is Google's skinny-bundle TV service, offering 40-something channels for $35 per month.

Pros

Easy to navigate interface: The app's main screen is split into tabs. The Live tab is where you see what is, well, on live, right now. On the Home tab, browse for shows as well as see recommendations based on your viewing habits. As you browse through a tab, the app will display a thumbnail of whatever you are watching at the bottom of the window.

Unlimited DVR: On the Library tab, add shows, movies, events, and even sports teams to your library to then watch whenever you want. Once you add a show to your library, the service will record all upcoming new shows and reruns. YouTube TV's DVR space is unlimited, and the service keeps recordings for nine months. Recordings of sporting events will run 30 minutes beyond the scheduled end time in case matches run long.

Variety of sports events: YouTube TV may have the broadest collection of sports channels available in an OTT service or skinny bundle. Sporting channels from ESPN, Fox, and NBC are part of the basic package, letting you watch everything from golf and college sports to English Premier League football. Events are subject to blackouts, and some events can't be viewed on mobile devices.

Excellent search: Owned by Google, YouTube TV is great at searching for shows. But the search screen also groups together similar content by genre, what's trending, sports leagues, and late-night television, for example. This is helpful if you can't remember the name of a show or a network.

Watch nearly anywhere: View YouTube TV in a browser, on a phone, or streamed to a TV via Chromecast. You can watch on three devices simultaneously and set up Family Sharing to share YouTube TV with five other people.

Excellent streaming quality: On our Samsung Galaxy phone, live streams looked great and ran smoothly.

30-day free trial: After the trial period, you pay $35 a month plus taxes for the basic service. Or $39.99 if you subscribe through the iOS App Store. Adding Showtime adds $11 a month, and Fox Soccer Plus is another $15.

Cons

Football restrictions: Because of NFL broadcast licensing agreements, you may not be able to watch professional football games on a mobile device, but you will be able to watch on a computer or streamed to a TV.

Bottom Line

Joining the rapidly growing market of cable-cutting services, YouTube TV stands out with a broad collection of sporting channels and major broadcasters, supported by generous DVR capabilities.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.05.4

NFL Network is now part of your base subscription! And, with our new add-on, Sports Plus, you can access NFL RedZone from NFL Network and 6 additional sports networks including Fox College Sports, GolTV, FOX Soccer Plus, MAVTV Motorsports Network, TVG, and Stadium. Plus, regular bug fixes and all that other stuff.

General

Release February 11, 2021
Date Added February 11, 2021
Version 5.05.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 38,329
Downloads Last Week 60
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Developer's Description

- Cable-free live TV. No cable box required.

- Watch major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and more, including your local sports & news channels.

- Watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, smart TV, or game console, and on your big screen via Google Chromecast, Roku player & TV, and Apple TV.

- Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored for 9 months.

- 6 YouTube TV accounts per household. Everyone gets their own login, recommendations and DVR.

- No commitment, no contracts; cancel anytime.

- Start your free-trial today.

Over sixty networks are available in YouTube TV:

BROADCAST

ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC

SPORTS

Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE

AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Comet, Start TV, E!, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, MyNetwork TV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, Tastemade, TBS, TCM, TNT, TruTV, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv

NEWS

BBC World News, Cheddar, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Newsy, TYT Network

KIDS

Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids

SPANISH LANGUAGE

Universo, Telemundo

Sports and premium networks like SHOWTIME, STARZ, AMC Premiere, CuriosityStream, Shudder, Sundance Now and Fox Soccer Plus are also available for an additional monthly charge.

Availability:

YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States!

For the complete list, please see tv.youtube.com/tv/availability

Terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/terms

Paid terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/paidterms

Privacy policy: tv.youtube.com/tv/privacy

Enjoy cable-free live tv now!