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

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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, Fire 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 this list of 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 PS4. 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
  • ACCN
  • AMC
  • Adult Swim
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BTN
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Cheddar Business
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Cozi TV
  • 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
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • Local Now
  • MLB Game of the week
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • Motortrend
  • My Network TV
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC Universo
  • NBCSN
  • New England Cable News
  • New England Sports Network
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • SEC ESPN Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY (SportsNet New York)
  • Sounders FC
  • StartTV
  • Sundance TV
  • Syfy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • The CW
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TCM
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • WeTV
  • YES
  • YES Network
  • 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.

  • Acorn: $6 per month
  • AMC Premiere: $5 per month
  • Curiosity Stream: $3 per month
  • Fox Soccer Plus: $15 per month
  • NBA League Pass: $40 per month
  • Showtime: $7 per month (originally $11 per month)
  • Shudder: $6 per month
  • STARZ: $9 per month
  • Sundance Now: $7 per month
  • UMC: $5 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 former 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.