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One of the most expensive subscriptions comes with a plethora of channel lineups and a high-quality streaming option.

Paushali Banerjee | Streaming Expert

I rate Youtube TV an 8.9/10. YouTube TV is 2021's Best Live TV Streaming Service and Best Sports Streaming Service. With over 85 channels available, this service has a great range of live networks. 

 

YouTube TV subscription for sports and local coverage is one of the best among live streaming platforms. In most markets, the subscription provides access to Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and a slew of sports networks. 

 

YouTube TV has the advantage of being able to hook up with your existing YouTube account, allowing you to check in with your Gmail account across numerous devices. A $65 subscription might be worrisome for some, but a no-contract policy makes it easy to switch to any channel, anytime. 

 

You may record as much content as you want with an unlimited cloud DVR. YouTube TV, on the other hand, does not have any ad-free options. However, you can stream in up to 1080p. 

 

One of YouTube TV's drawbacks is its on-demand content, which consists of whatever shows local YouTube networks choose to make available.

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YouTube TV is the company's live television streaming service. Alphabet, Google's parent company, owns it. Though YouTube is most known for its lengthy history of user-generated, ad-supported content, it has recently broadened its offerings to include new forms of entertainment.   YouTube Premium includes features such as ad-free browsing and the ability to download videos to watch offline when you don't have access to the internet. YouTube TV is unique. Its content consists of live television channels, many of which are typically included in a cable TV package.  

Youtube TV Subscription cost

A complete package at $64.99 with a $19.99 monthly upgrade

 
  • YouTube costly full-featured options at $64.99 (includes over 85 channels), but Hulu + Live TV now costs the same. 
  • However, a $19.99 per month premium includes Dolby Digital compatibility, 4K, offline downloads, and unlimited concurrent streams.
  • However, as I've noted, the price hikes for YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV are a long way from where cable costs are now.
  • You won't be able to skip advertising with YouTube TV because it's live programming, and there isn't an option for a premium ad-free subscription.

Features

User Interface:

 
  • The UI of YouTube TV is pretty similar to that of the ordinary YouTube website, as you might imagine. 
  • The design is simple, with white or light grey covering the majority of the parts. You may even enable a dark mode in the settings.
  •  You can discover a robust search option for searching material in the top right corner, which is helpful to the enormous YouTube TV channel catalog.
  • You can also combine searches.
 

Extensive content :

 
  • YouTube TV has a better channel selection than any other competition, with more of my top 100 channels than any other competitor. 
  • The $20 4K Plus upgrade comes with a variety of perks, including 4K sports like the Olympics and MLB, as well as on-demand video. 
  • It also increases the number of concurrent streams to an unlimited number.
  • With a channel lineup that includes Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS, YouTube TV offers some of the greatest coverage of local channels among live TV streaming providers.
 

Streaming experience:

 
  • Both YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV and several of the local CBS network stations on Paramount+ stream live channels in 1080p/60fps. 
  • Subscribers to YouTube TV now have access to Dolby 5.1 surround sound on select devices. 
  • YouTube TV's 4K Plus add-on makes it the only other live TV streaming service that offers any 4K live feeds, alongside FuboTV
  • The 4K Plus add-on comes with 4K on-demand entertainment from FX, Discovery Networks, and Tastemade to YouTube TV.
 

DVR Storage:

 
  • The DVR facilities on YouTube TV are superior to those in the competition. There is no storage restriction on DVRs.
  • With the need for as much Internet access, you may add as many episodes and movies to your library as you like. 
  • In addition, recordings are kept for nine months.
  •  You can have downloaded recordings for offline viewing with the 4K Plus add-on.
 

Youtube TV on the app:

 
  • The Youtube TV app resembles the desktop interface in appearance and functionality, which is an excellent thing. 
  • Clean lines, appealing colors, and clear tabs for content separation distinguish the interface. 
  • On mobile, a dark mode is now available as well. There are also all of YouTube TV's unique search and library organization options available.
 

What does it lack?

 

VPN Compatibility issue with free VPNs:

 
  • In the case of a YouTube TV account, the service is only available in the United States, and the channels you receive are determined by your region. 
  • For comparison, I tried YouTube TV with Private Internet Access(PIA) VPN's paid version and had no connection troubles. However, there was a problem with most of the top 10 VPNs free versions. So you need premium VPNs to access Youtube TV outside the USA.
  • A working VPN might not work with all services or subscriptions. 
 

Weak parental controls:

 
  • You can use YouTube TV to enable a filter that only shows TV-Y, TV-Y7, and TV-G programs and G and PG films, but you must do it on each device rather than at the profile level.

Youtube TV add on

  • Acorn TV ($6 per month)
  • AMC Premiere ($5 per month)
  • CuriosityStream ($2.99 per month)
  • NBA League Pass ($39.99 per month) are some of the other YouTube TV trial alternatives. 
  • You can also get NFL RedZone, FOX College Sports, FOX Soccer Plus, GOLTV, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Stadium, and TVG as part of YouTube TV's new Sports Plus package. It costs $10.99 per month and includes NFL RedZone, Fox College Sports, FOX Soccer Plus, GOLTV,  MAVTV Motorsports Network, Stadium, and TVG. 
  • For $29.99 per month, YouTube TV's Entertainment Plus add-on bundles HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz.

Youtube TV Channels list

  1. ABC
  2. CBS
  3. FOX
  4. NBC
  5. ACCN
  6. AMC
  7. Adult Swim
  8. Animal Planet
  9. BBC
  10. BBC World News
  11. BET
  12. BTN
  13. Bravo
  14. CBS Sports
  15. CMT
  16. CNBC
  17. CNBC World
  18. CNN
  19. Cartoon Network
  20. Cheddar Big News
  21. Cheddar Business
  22. Cheddar News
  23. Comedy Central
  24. Cozi TV
  25. Discovery
  26. Disney
  27. Disney Junior
  28. Disney XD
  29. E!
  30. ESPN
  31. ESPN 2
  32. ESPN U
  33. ESPNEWS
  34. FOX Business
  35. FOX News Channel
  36. FS1
  37. FS2
  38. FX
  39. FXM
  40. FXX
  41. Food Network
  42. Fox Sports
  43. Freeform
  44. Golf Channel
  45. HGTV
  46. HLN
  47. IFC
  48. Investigation Discovery
  49. LAFC
  50. Local Now
  51. MLB Game of the week
  52. MLB Network
  53. MSNBC
  54. Motortrend
  55. MTV
  56. MyNetworkTV
  57. NBA TV
  58. NBC Sports
  59. NBC Universo
  60. NBCSN
  61. NECN
  62. NESN
  63. NFL Network
  64. NatGeo Wild
  65. National Geographic
  66. Newsy
  67. Nickelodeon
  68. Paramount Network
  69. Olympics Channel
  70. Orlando City
  71. Oxygen
  72. POP
  73. SEC ESPN Network
  74. SNY
  75. Smithsonian Channel
  76. Sounders FC
  77. StartTV
  78. SundanceTV
  79. SyFy
  80. TBS
  81. TCM
  82. TLC
  83. TNT
  84. TYT
  85. Tastemade
  86. Telemundo
  87. The CW
  88. Travel Channel
  89. TruTV
  90. TV Land
  91. USA
  92. Universal Kids
  93. VH1
  94. WE TV
  95. YouTube Originals
  96. Tastemadeube 

Conclusion

YouTube TV is one of my favorite live streaming services, offering a diverse range of entertainment options as well as one of the best DVR and search features available.   It has the most channels of any device, and the 5.1 surround sound is ideal for both sports and movie fans. It's a terrific solution if you don't want to be tied to a typical cable company.

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