YouTube TV Stories December 8

YouTube TV is understandably a huge draw. Access to hundreds of live channels, unlimited show recordings, and sports-centric features like key moment playback is more than worth it for many. But does upgrading to the 4K package on top of the YouTube TV base plan really get you a better experience, and is it actually worth it?

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YouTube TV Stories November 24

YouTube TV might soon be able to bolster its offering for sports fans by adding the NFL Sunday Ticket, as Apple TV+ might miss out on the deal.

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YouTube TV Stories November 22

YouTube TV shaving $45 off off first month with holiday deal code

With prices dropping left and right before Black Friday, YouTube TV is getting in on the action with a lowered first month of TV coverage, just in time for the World Cup.

YouTube TV offering free HBO Max and Cinemax preview until next week

Long before the launch of Primetime Channels in the main app, YouTube TV let you directly subscribe to other streaming services, and it’s now offering a free HBO Max and Cinemax preview.

YouTube TV Stories November 21

Where to watch the 2022 World Cup on Android, Google TV, and ChromeOS

This week marks the somewhat overdue start of the 2022 World Cup. This guide will direct you to the best streaming service you can use to watch the World Cup on your Android, Google TV, or ChromeOS device.

YouTube TV Stories November 11

YouTube TV adds a simple clock to the live guide

In response to more than a few user requests, YouTube TV is adding a clock to its live guide to provide a more familiar living room experience. 

YouTube TV Stories November 3

Sling TV, one of the most affordable YouTube TV alternatives, hit with a price increase

Google’s live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, has skyrocketed in price over the past several years but remains one of the best ways to stream live TV without a cable subscription. Now Sling TV, one of the most affordable alternatives to YouTube TV, is seeing a price hike of its own, but it’s pretty minor.

YouTube TV Stories September 7

YouTube TV adds HSN, offers free HBO Max and Cinemax until Friday

After a quintet of channels in April, YouTube TV is now adding HSN (Home Shopping Network), while there’s currently a free preview of HBO Max and Cinemax through Friday. Additionally, YouTube TV now supports subscribing to select add-on channels without needing the Base Plan.

YouTube TV Stories September 6

YouTube TV 5.1 surround sound is now available on Apple TV

Back in March, YouTube TV said surround sound would be coming to Apple TV, and today 5.1 audio is now available for that streaming box.

YouTube TV Stories August 22

Earlier this month, a report revealed that Google TV was adding Nest Audio support, as well as Fitbit/Wear OS and smart home integrations. Details of a YouTube TV split screen mode and YouTube Shorts on televisions have now emerged.

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YouTube TV Stories August 5

YouTube TV has announced plans to drop NBC’s Universo from the paid Base Plan starting now. Though the channel isn’t going away, it’s still going to be locked behind a paywall as part of an additional paid package.

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YouTube TV Stories July 12

Google launched its YouTube-branded cord-cutting service in February 2017. Over five years later, YouTube TV now has 5 million active subscribers and trialers.

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YouTube TV Stories June 22

YouTube TV 5.1 surround sound now supported on these Amazon Fire TV devices

When YouTube TV brought surround sound to Google/Android TV and Roku earlier this month, Google said it was working to expand availability, and 5.1 audio is now available on some Amazon Fire TV devices. 

YouTube TV Stories June 16

YouTube TV gets 5.1 surround sound with latest app update on Android TV and Google TV

Earlier this month, Google announced that its YouTube TV service would finally be rolling out support for 5.1 surround sound on more platforms. Now, the surround sound update is actually rolling out to Android TV and Google TV with the latest YouTube TV app.

YouTube TV Stories June 7

As planned, YouTube TV is now expanding availability of 5.1 surround sound to Android and Google TV, as well as Roku devices.

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YouTube TV Stories June 6

Here’s how to get local forecasts from The Weather Channel using your YouTube TV subscription

YouTube TV subscribers finally got access to The Weather Channel in recent weeks, but without some localized features of the network. Now, The Weather Channel is adding support for local updates for users that subscribe to YouTube TV, and we can show you how to set it up.

YouTube TV Stories May 28

Google Play betas for YouTube Music, TV, Google News, Clock, and Play Books disabled [U]

Like the main Android client, Google is now offering Play Store betas for YouTube Music and TV to presumably test new features ahead of time.

YouTube TV Stories May 10

Historically, Google’s cord-cutting service has required that you subscribe to the ballooning — both in price and channels — “Base Plan.” That’s starting to change as YouTube TV now offers a separate “Spanish Plan.”

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YouTube TV Stories April 27

Following iOS picture-in-picture support and an update on surround sound availability last month, YouTube TV is working on a better family sharing experience for televisions that adds a built-in account switcher.

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YouTube TV Stories April 12

YouTube was partially down this afternoon, mainly on smart TV apps [Updated]

On the afternoon of April 12, 2022, it appears that both YouTube and YouTube TV are seeing a partial outage that has taken down some portions of each service.

Update: YouTube has fixed this outage.

YouTube TV Stories April 6

YouTube TV adds The Weather Channel, G4TV, and three other new channels

Besides rolling out picture-in-picture to iOS, YouTube TV happens to be marking its fifth birthday by adding an equal number of new channels, with G4TV and The Weather Channel being the most notable.

YouTube TV Stories April 5

TiVo Stream 4K gets YouTube TV integration in live guide and search

The TiVo Stream 4K, which Google sent out to more than a few subscribers last year, is getting deep integration with YouTube TV to boost its live offering.

YouTube TV Stories March 30

As promised in February, YouTube TV is rolling out picture-in-picture (PiP) to its iPhone and iPad app. It comes as the main YouTube for iOS client is still only previewing an identical capability.

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YouTube TV Stories March 28

Google’s cord-cutting service currently only offers 5.1 audio on two device classes. YouTube TV today gave an update on bringing 5.1 surround sound to more users.

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YouTube TV Stories March 11

Live TV services have been one of the best ways to keep up with news and sports channels in the age of streaming and expensive cable subscriptions, but each has its own set of pros and cons. A big advantage of YouTube TV has been its unlimited DVR, and now Hulu Live is picking up the same feature.

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YouTube TV Stories February 10

Google’s YouTube TV service, despite its high price, is one of the best ways to keep live channels without traditional cable. Now, in an interview, a YouTube TV exec has confirmed that picture-in-picture support is coming to iOS and surround sound will see expanded support too.

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YouTube TV Stories January 31

YouTube TV launches referral program that lets you get up to $200 in bill credits 

While Google offers a bevy of discounts to attract prospective customers, only a handful ever apply to existing subscribers. Fortunately, one of them is a YouTube TV referral program that rewards both you and friends that join the cord-cutting service.

YouTube TV Stories January 20

Google’s YouTube TV service added support for 4K streaming last year on some channels and some content, with sports being one of the first places to enjoy the increased quality. Now, NBA games are starting to become available on YouTube TV in 4K.

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YouTube TV Stories January 19

Although limited in availability and with a number of ongoing channel removal sagas, YouTube TV remains a great option for cord-cutters out there. To help you find your favorite content, a new toggle allows you to sort your YouTube TV channels by “Most Watched.”

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YouTube TV Stories January 18

In a partnership with Allen Media Group, Google’s YouTube TV streaming service is adding The Weather Channel later this year.

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YouTube TV Stories January 17

How to contact Google support and give product feedback

No Google app on Android or iOS is without bugs and issues. Fortunately, there’s a way you can contact support and leave feedback for Google app developers. Follow this guide to learn how.

YouTube TV Stories January 11

Roku adds ‘Live TV Zone’ on homescreen w/ YouTube TV integration

Seemingly sweeping the past year of feuding with Google under the rug, Roku is today adding a new “Live TV Zone” feature on the homescreen that includes integration with YouTube TV.

YouTube TV Stories December 31, 2021

YouTube TV losing a handful of sports and regional channels today

Earlier this month, Google’s cord-cutting service and Disney resolved their dispute. YouTube TV is now set to lose a handful of minor channels before the new year begins. 

YouTube TV Stories December 19, 2021

Disney channels are returning to YouTube TV after being unavailable for most of the weekend, following a new deal. 

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YouTube TV Stories December 17, 2021

YouTube TV has failed to reach a new contract with Disney and has lost ABC, ESPN, and several other channels. As a result, Google’s cord-cutting service temporarily costs $49.99 until the dispute is resolved.

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YouTube TV Stories December 13, 2021

YouTube TV just announced that Disney-owned channels, including ESPN and local ABC stations, might be dropped this week if a new contract is not signed.

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YouTube TV Stories December 8, 2021

Drama has been ongoing between Roku and Google nearly all of this year over the use of YouTube and YouTube TV on the biggest streaming platform in the United States. Today, Roku and Google have finally settled on a deal to keep the app available to Roku owners.

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YouTube TV Stories December 7, 2021

Some ‘loyal’ YouTube TV subscribers are getting a small discount on their next bill

Over the years, various YouTube TV promos have given out free hardware to subscribers. Google is now giving some customers a $10 credit/discount for being a “loyal friend of YouTube TV.” 

YouTube TV Stories November 23, 2021

YouTube TV offers $.99 per month/channel intro pricing on Showtime, Starz, & other add-ons

While not explicitly a Black Friday deal on the level of the Google Store or Fi, YouTube TV is offering a slew of add-on discounts at $.99 per month for the first two billing periods. 

YouTube TV has been in a weird spot on Roku for the past few months, with the app being removed from the store and only functional for current users. Now, we might be seeing some side effects of that as the latest Roku update seems to have broken YouTube TV, causing the service to freeze.

This article has been updated to reflect Roku’s response and more information.

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YouTube TV Stories November 12, 2021

YouTube TV adds three new channels from Hallmark w/ no add-on fees

Living up to its recent promise of not raising prices, YouTube TV is keeping its price steady while adding a few new channels. Live now, a few Hallmark channels have joined YouTube TV.

YouTube TV Stories November 8, 2021

Officially, watching Google’s cord-cutting service on the web requires Chrome or Firefox, while Chromium-based browsers — like Microsoft Edge — also work. In recent days, YouTube TV has rolled out support for Safari on macOS.

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YouTube TV Stories October 23, 2021

Roku vs. Google: Who’s to blame in a battle that only stands to hurt YouTube users? [U]

This week, a feud between Google and Roku boiled over to the point where the YouTube TV app was removed from the Roku platform. Months later, the situation continues to escalate to where Google and Roku still haven’t solved their differences and the standard YouTube app may leave the platform by the end of this year.

YouTube TV Stories October 18, 2021

Over the years, Google has aggressively sponsored the NBA, and that’s increasing for the league’s “75th anniversary season” kicking off tomorrow. The company is specifically using the NBA and basketball as an opportunity to raise Pixel 6 awareness. 

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YouTube TV Stories October 2, 2021

Google and NBCUniversal have signed a new contract and YouTube TV will retain all NBC channels with no change to the monthly subscription price.

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YouTube TV Stories September 30, 2021

YouTube TV and NBC agree to short extension, channels will remain past midnight

YouTube TV’s previous contract for NBC channels was set to expire at midnight Eastern time, but the two companies have agreed to a “short extension.”

YouTube TV Stories September 29, 2021

These channels are set to leave YouTube TV amid battle with NBC

NBC and YouTube TV are up in arms over their contract which is set to expire this September and, soon, it may see quite a few channels leave the popular service. Here’s a list of exactly which NBC channels will be removed from YouTube TV if the battle rages on.

YouTube TV Stories September 28, 2021

YouTube TV customers are once again feeling the effects of a contract dispute between the platform and its content partners. This time around, NBC may remove all of its channels from YouTube TV, but it seems one part of the dispute may have been that NBC tried to force Google to bundle Peacock in with YouTube TV subscriptions.

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