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Everything you need to know about YouTube TV

Get ready to stream some of the prominently watched satellite and cable networks by activating YouTube TV on Roku streaming player. From regional channels to international streaming media, you can watch everything by acquiring YouTube TV subscription. Check out below to know in detail about the YouTube TV and more.

Most of the households in the United States will acquire YouTube TV and now it is also available in markets such as Abilene-Sweetwater, Columbus (GA), Juneau, Lafayette (LA), Casper-Riverton, Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, Victoria, Zanesville, and Hattiesburg-Laurel.

YouTube TV Subscription package

YouTube TV membership

  • Just acquire a single YouTube TV membership which you can share it with the friends and members.
  • It is actually possible as the membership will let you create nearly six accounts and each account will have an individual sign credentials.
  • However, the YouTube TV membership lets only three devices to stream simultaneously.
  • Just pay forty dollars a month to avail all the benefits and features that YouTube TV provides its customers.
  • Local channels like ABC, CBS, Fox and more are available along with additional networks like Fox Soccer Plus, Starz and Showtime.
  • Just continue reading below to know about the channels that you can acquire by subscribing to the YouTube TV.
YouTube TV Subscription

YouTube TV free Trial

Just acquire the YouTube TV free trial before you activate the subscription package and a minimum charge will be credited. This is to authorize your credit card and proceed with the YouTube TV activation. The amount will be refunded just if it is confirmed to be an active credit card.

Pause your YouTube TV membership

This procedure is very similar to the membership cancellation process. Just visit the site tv.youtube.com using your web browser and navigate to the Settings option. Click Membership -> Deactivate membership -> YouTube TV membership -> Pause membership. If you want to resume the membership plan, just visit the YouTube TV website or utilize the YouTube TV app.

Cancel YouTube TV subscription

It’s not a big deal to cancel the subscription if you are not interested in watching YouTube TV anymore. All you have to do is, tag along with the steps specified below and suspend the YouTube TV subscription.

Navigate to the tv.youtube.com using the web browser on your desktop or mobile devices and tap on the Settings option followed by clicking Membership option.
Tap on the Deactivate Membership option and click YouTube TV membership where you will find the Cancel membership button.
You can watch the contents after canceling the YouTube TV membership as the subscription will eradicate after the payment period.
The videos you saved will expire after three weeks but the library preferences will be stored which can be accessed whenever you sign-up.

Devices that support YouTube TV

The main aim of YouTube TV is to make itself existing for customers around the globe and it is possible only when the channel is accessible on all streaming platforms. Here is the list of gadgets that is compatible to stream YouTube TV.

  1. Android TV (particular Sony TVs, NVIDIA shield and Android TV built-in)
  2. Samsung Smart TV
  3. LG Smart TV (models released after 2016 are compatible0
  4. Vizio models
  5. Hisense Smart TV models
  6. Sharp Smart TV models
  7. Roku streaming players and TVs
  8. Apple TV (4th generation)
  9. Google Chromecast & Chromecast Ultra
  10. Xbox One
  11. Compatible Roku streaming players
  12. All Roku TVs
  13. Roku Ultra
YouTube TV Supported Devices
  1. Roku Streaming Stick+
  2. Streaming Stick (3800x, 3600x)
  3. Roku Express
  1. Express+ (3910x, 3900x, 3710x, 3700x)
  2. Roku 2 (4210x)
  3. Roku Premiere+
  1. Premiere
  2. Roku 4
  3. Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x)

YouTube TV networks

Many channels of wide genres are available in the YouTube TV subscription and check out below to know about the networks that you can stream by acquiring the YouTube TV package.

Regular channels on YouTube TV subscription

Channels like AMC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, BBC America, BBC World News, BRAVO, Cartoon Network, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, CNBC, CNN, COMET, CW, Disney XD, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, E, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNEWS, Fox News, Fox Sports, Freeform, FS1, FS2, FX, FXM, FXX, GOLF, HLN, IFC, Local Now, MLB, MSNBC, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, NBCSN, NEWSY, POP, Smithsonian Channel, SNY, Start TV, Sundance, SYFY, TasteMade, TBS, Telemundo, Tennis Channel, TNT, TCM Channel, TRU TV, UNIVERSO, WE TV, YES TV, TYT and YouTube Originals are available just for forty dollars.

YouTube TV Add-ons

  1. AMC Premiere ($5/month)
  2. Curiosity Stream ($3/month)
  3. Fox Soccer Plus ($15/month)
  4. NBA League Pass ($40/month)
  5. Showtime ($7/month)
  6. Shudder ($5/month)
  7. Starz ($9/month)
  8. Sundance Now ($7/month)
YouTube TV Add-ons

Features that you can avail by activating YouTube TV

Digital Video Recording (DVR) Storage

Don’t worry if two of your favorite shows are streaming at the same time. You can record YouTube TV shows from any place in the United States using the DVR feature which has no storage limits.

What’s more special about this feature is, you can record several shows simultaneously and it will stay in your device for at least nine months.

The first and foremost step is, including the content to your library before you record which implies that the current shows, upcoming series, and reruns will be recorded by default.

Watch YouTube TV on the go

YouTube TV is available everywhere in the United States.

However, the contents in it will change based on the regional zip code.

It is essential to sign in from home every three months to ensure that you are using the account actively.

To stream MLB content, monthly logging in from home is required.

Remember that you can stream YouTube TV only inside the United States and streaming is restricted while you are on international trips.

On-demand shows

Most of the shows and movies from famous networks are available on-demand.

Though you record on-demand contents, you can stream the recent shows.

Fast-forwarding is not possible while watching the YouTube TV on-demand shows.

How to watch YouTube TV on Roku?

  1. Click the Streaming Channels option on the Roku home screen.
  2. You will find many tabs like Search Channels, TV Everywhere, Music, Games, Apps, Comedy, Educational, Movies & TV and more from which you should click Search Channels to find YouTube TV.
  3. Make use of the keypad that appears on the screen to enter the keyword “YouTube TV” or utilize the microphone on your Roku remote if you have one.
  4. Tap on the Add Channel option and wait for a minute allowing the Roku device to complete YouTube TV installation.
  5. Open the YouTube TV app after it appears on the Roku home screen and navigate to youtube.com/activate from your mobile device or desktop.
  6. Furnish the channel activation code in youtube/activate and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the channel activation.
Watch YouTube TV on Roku

Creating a YouTube TV account

Tag along with the directives to activate the YouTube TV membership

  • Go to the tv.youtube.com on the browser and proceed
  • You can either click on the Free trial option or sign in with your Google account
  • You will be prompted to enter your regional zip code right after you click the Sign-up option on YouTube TV’s official site
  • In some cases, you can verify the location by providing location permission in your device
  • If you entered the zip code wrong, you can click “I don’t live here” and provide the correct code to move further
  • Evaluate the networks that are added in your YouTube TV membership and you will also get to view the membership price and billing date
  • Tap next to include any premium networks to the YouTube TV plan and press the circle icon which confirms the inclusion of your favorite network
  • Once you complete the selection, click Continue to provide the credit card details and YouTube will charge only after the trial period expires
  • You can cancel the subscription any time and even before the trial period ends
  • Tap Buy to finish the Sign-up process and start streaming your favorite networks without any hindrance

Difference between YouTube TV and YouTube Premium

In YouTube TV, you will find some of the best broadcast and eminent cable networks whereas YouTube Premium (YouTube Red) includes YouTube and YouTube music ad-free that is available to watch offline as well

  • Some features are similar between these subscription services like access to YouTube Originals
  • You will not be able to view YouTube Premium when you acquire YouTube TV membership
  • However, YouTube Premium members can stream YouTube on YouTube TV sans commercials
YouTube TV Vs YouTube Premium

YouTube TV troubleshooting

Here  are the simple steps that you can utilize when you face any issues while setting up the YouTube TV.

YouTube TV Sign up issues

If you are attempting to sign in with your YouTube TV account, issues might occur and tag along with the directives given below to fix the issues.

Choose the Switch Account option which will appear below the error message on the page.

Furnish your Google account which you have linked with the YouTube TV membership.

It is  to reenter the login info even if you have furnished the YouTube TV sign-in credentials and finally click Sign-up or log in to YouTube TV.

Steps to troubleshoot YouTube TV sign-in issues

If the above steps didn’t work out, just tag along with the directives given below to eradicate the YouTube TV sign-in issues.

Go to the youtube.com and choose your profile photo in the top right corner.

Choose the Google account which you have linked to the YouTube TV membership though you have signed up before.

If you can’t find the account, just tap More accounts and select one account to move further.

Go to the YouTube TV after switching accounts and click Sign-up or log in to YouTube TV.

HDCP Error

HDCP error occurs on Roku streaming player and you can eradicate by following the steps given below.

  • Power up your HDMI Ultra HD color setting on your TV.
  • Eliminate the playback issues on Roku players by switching off HDR and the option is available under “Display type” settings.
  • Settings > Display type > choose 4k 30Hz TV, 4k 60Hz TV, or 4K HDR 60Hz.
Roku HDCP Error

Other steps to troubleshoot

Restart your device

Just detach the connections by plugging out  the cables like power adapter and more.

Uninstall YouTube TV app

  • Log out from the YouTube TV app and uninstall it by clicking the “Remove” option
  • Now reinstall YouTube TV app from the Roku channel store

Check for software updates

  • Verify whether you have installed the recent version of YouTube app on your devices
  • If you have newer versions of the YouTube app, just update it

Network connectivity

  • It is actually essential to check the network connectivity because the Roku streaming players functions with the help of internet
  • Ensure that your streaming player is connected to the internet
  • If not, just check the network connectivity on the device and try to restart the router which will help you to acquire proper connectivity

Location access

  • Some regional zip codes will not let you watch YouTube TV, so check your location permission when you face issues and change it accordingly.

YouTube TV unavailable

Some contents on YouTube TV are restricted and if you stream them, you will get to view this error.  Just check out the below restrictions of YouTube TV.

Mobile viewing limitations

Some contents on are not allowed for mobile viewing but you can watch the programs by using the screencasting option or stream it from the desktop or laptop.

Location-based viewing and total viewing are the other two restrictions that you might come across when you stream YouTube TV.


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