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YouTube TV channels: The complete lineup and add-on options

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Here’s everything you need to know.

YouTube TV is the most straightforward option for live TV streaming. That’s because there’s only one tier of YouTube TV channels to choose from, and the perks are relatively straightforward: Each household can create up to six accounts, and each of those accounts receives unlimited cloud DVR, so you can record any show or game to watch later.

Here’s everything you need to know about YouTube TV channels, as well as the premium add-ons and availability of local channels.

YouTube TV

Cost: $50 per month
Devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices

Simply put, YouTube TV is one of the best ways to stream live sports. Unsurprisingly, given its high-profile sponsorship of the World Series, its 70-plus channel lineup is stacked with sports options of every stripe, from obvious essentials (ESPN, FS1, MLB Network, NBA TV) to college sports networks (SEC Network, Big Ten Network), and three channels devoted to MLS teams. Overkill? Maybe, but we’re not complaining. (To get a better sense of how YouTube TV stacks up to the competition, check out these lists of PlayStation Vue channels and DirecTV Now channels.)

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There’s more than just sports, though. You’ll get FX, AMC, and CNN. That said, there’s also a lot of filler (New England Cable News? Comet? Decades? Freeform?). Also worth noting: YouTube TV does not allow you to skip commercials on YouTube. For that, you’ll need YouTube Premium.

One issue you might run into with YouTube TV is finding a way to use it. YouTube TV is not available via Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV, and you won’t be able to use your PS4 either. On the plus side, you can stream on up to three devices simultaneously.

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YouTube TV local channels

As with any streaming service, some networks might not be available in your area, and local sports games are still subject to regional blackouts. To get a better idea of what local channels you’ll be able to watch on YouTube TV, enter your ZIP code here. Here’s what came up for Washington, D.C., for example:

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YouTube TV channels

In April 2019, YouTube TV added eight channels to the service: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. YouTube TV now offers more than 80 channels, all of which you’ll see below. 

The addition coincided with YouTube rising the cost of its monthly service to $49.99 per month.

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YouTube TV channels:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • Fox
  • NBC
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cozi TV
  • The CW
  • Decades
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • My Network TV
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC Universo
  • New England Cable News
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC
  • Pop
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY (SportsNet New York)
  • Sundance TV
  • Syfy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TCM
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • WeTV
  • YES
  • TYT
  • YouTube Originals

YouTube TV channels: The add-ons

You can’t add HBO, NFL Network or NFL RedZone, but YouTube TV offers a handful of premium add-ons to enhance your experience.

  • AMC Premiere: $5 per month
  • Curiosity Stream: $3 per month
  • Fox Soccer Plus: $15 per month
  • Showtime: $7 per month (originally $11 per month)
  • Shudder: $5 per month
  • Starz: $9 per month

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For more information, check out our complete YouTube TV guide here.

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2019 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for premium services, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, and Starz online. Want a specific channel? Here’s how to stream A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC, Bravo, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Comedy Central, the CW, Discovery, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Food Network, Fox News, Freeform, FS1 and FS2, FX, Golf Channel, Hallmark, HGTV, History Channel, HLN, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, National Geographic, NBA TV, Nickelodeon, PBS, Sundance TV, Syfy, TBS, Tennis Channel, TLC, TNT, the Weather Channel, Willow, VH1, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.