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YouTube TV for iOS

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown 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

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General

Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 1.06.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,940
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Try YouTube TV FREE. Watch and record live TV from top broadcast & cable networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, ESPN, FX & more. Available in select U. S. cities. YouTube TV is available in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D. C. Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Tampa, Cincinnati, West Palm Beach, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Louisville, Boston, Seattle, Nashville, Columbus, Memphis, and Jacksonville. For more info, please see tv. youtube.com/tv/availability. +Stream from major broadcast and cable channels ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, your local sports channels & more. +Take your TV with you. Watch recorded and on-demand TV, anywhere you go in the U. S. +Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored for 9 months. +Comes with up to 6 YouTube TV accounts per household. +Stream on all your screens: phone, tablet, computer, laptop and TV with Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. +$39.99 / month. No commitment, cancel anytime. WATCH IT. Watch live sports and news from local channels, and movies and must-see shows from popular broadcast and cable networks. Stream the game on your way to work, or catch up on the day's news from the comfort of your living room. RECORD IT. Record your favorite shows, news, movies, or basketball and soccer games, even if they're on at the same time. With no DVR storage limits, you'll never run out of space for your favorites. And we'll keep each of your recordings for 9 months. SHARE IT. Spread the love and share YouTube TV with up to 5 other members of your family, or even roommates, without having to share passwords.

SPORTS FAN? With access to regional and national sports networks, you'll be able to watch major sporting events from MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA, Soccer, and more. Stream from ESPN, FOX Sports, and even regional sports channels. KEEP UP WITH LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS. You won't miss a moment of breaking news. Watch your local morning and evening news and keep up with national and world events from leading news and broadcast channels. LIVE, RECORDED & ON-DEMAND 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, NBCSN, NESN, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network. ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE. AMC, Bravo, Chiller, E. Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Sundance Channel, SyFy, Universal HD, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv. NEWS. CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC. KIDS. Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Sprout. SPANISH LANGUAGE. Universo, Telemundo. If you enjoy your YouTube TV trial, do nothing and your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started. If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account you're using at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. If you haven't subscribed through iTunes, you can manage your subscription through YouTube TV. Terms of service: tv. youtube.com/tv/terms. Paid terms of service: tv. youtube.com/tv/paidterms. Privacy policy: tv. youtube.com/tv/privacy.