YouTube TV Stories Yesterday

YouTube TV subscribers can get free access to HBO and Cinemax content this weekend

For a limited time, YouTube TV is offering up a free weekend where customers can get access to shows and movies from HBO and Cinemax for no additional charge.

YouTube TV Stories September 15

In its latest lineup update, YouTube TV is adding three new Spanish language channels in a partnership with Univision for no added cost.

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YouTube TV Stories September 9

YouTube TV adds over a half dozen channels to its ‘Sports Plus’ package

While YouTube TV’s sports offering has unfortunately shrunk in recent years, Google is working to improve it in other ways. Earlier this year, YouTube TV introduced a “Sports Plus” add-on, and now it’s adding several more channels to that lineup.

YouTube TV Stories August 6

Earlier this year, a public spat broke out between streaming giant Roku and Google, with the popular YouTube TV service hanging in the balance. YouTube TV has now become harder to access on Roku as a result, and according to an executive at the company, that’s not changing anytime soon.

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YouTube TV Stories August 3

The biggest product change to YouTube TV in recent months was the launch of a 4K Plus add-on. In a wide-ranging interview today, YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan talked about YouTube TV and how no price hike is coming soon.

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YouTube TV Stories July 15

YouTube TV details Tokyo 2020 watch experience, using Olympics to promote 4K add-on

As seen during the NBA Finals, Google aggressively uses sporting events to advertise its cord-cutting service. YouTube TV today detailed its Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage and is using it as an opportunity to highlight the new 4K add-on.

YouTube TV Stories July 13

YouTube TV 5.1 audio is coming to Chromecast with Google TV later than other devices

At the end of last month, Google announced a 4K Plus add-on for its cord-cutting service. YouTube TV is also planning to add 5.1 Dolby surround sound for all members free of charge, but it won’t be coming to the Chromecast with Google TV until “later this year.”

YouTube TV Stories July 8

YouTube TV gets another trio of add-on channels that each add $4.99/month to your bill

In the latest way to increase your monthly bill, YouTube TV is adding just yet another collection of add-on channels to its ever-increasing library. Starting this week, you can add Docurama, Dove Channel, and CONtv to your YouTube TV account.

YouTube TV Stories July 1

Google is offering some YouTube TV subscribers a free TiVo Stream 4K or Chromecast with Google TV. It’s not clear how widespread this promotion is or if it’s related to the Roku dispute where the streaming service said it was looking for replacement devices to give to current members.

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YouTube TV Stories June 30

YouTube TV abruptly loses Newsy channel today, adds ‘Law & Crime’ channel

After announcing the rollout of surround sound and a new 4K streaming tier, YouTube TV is both losing and adding a new channel. Today, Newsy will leave YouTube TV pretty abruptly while subscribers will get access to a new “Law & Crime” channel.

YouTube TV Stories June 28

YouTube TV is adding 5.1 Dolby surround sound for all subscribers, free of charge

Alongside a new streaming tier added today, YouTube TV is debuting a new feature for its subscribers. Soon, YouTube TV will offer 5.1 Dolby surround sound on supported content.

As previewed earlier in February, Google today fully detailed the YouTube TV 4K Plus package. There are three big tentpoles for an additional $20 every month on top of the $65 base package.

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YouTube TV Stories June 25

TiVo Stream 4K Android TV update fixes YouTube TV freezing issues in time for Google freebie

Just a week after Google announced it would give the hardware away to some of its subscribers, the TiVo Stream 4K is picking up fixes for a rough YouTube TV issue that caused the app to crash at random.

YouTube TV Stories June 17

[Update: Back until Monday] YouTube TV gives subscribers free HBO Max and Cinemax preview

Ahead of Thanksgiving and the long weekend, YouTube TV is giving all subscribers a free preview of HBO Max and Cinemax. These are otherwise paid add-on channels over your monthly membership.

YouTube TV Stories June 7

For live TV streaming customers, one of the best parts of Google TV is its homescreen guide. However, that “Live” tab has, to date, only worked with YouTube TV. Now, Google TV is adding homescreen integration for Sling TV.

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YouTube TV Stories June 2

Last month, YouTube TV became available in the main YouTube app as a workaround for the Roku dispute. That integrated YouTube TV experience is now coming to newer Vizio SmartCast televisions.

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YouTube TV Stories May 21

YouTube TV loses LAFC soccer channel as jersey, streaming sponsorship ends

Back in 2018, YouTube TV became the official live television and video partner of LAFC in a deal that saw Google’s cord-cutting service becoming how you watch the Los Angeles soccer team. That initial three-year deal is over, and the channel is now going away. 

YouTube TV Stories May 18

On the night of Google I/O 2021, a playback error is affecting many on YouTube with videos ceasing to play at random.

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YouTube TV Stories May 13

YouTube TV reaches 10 million Play Store downloads

Despite some issues with Roku and the streaming platform, YouTube TV appears to be on the up as the standalone application has now hit 10 million Google Play Store downloads.

YouTube TV Stories May 10

This week, a feud between Google and Roku boiled over to the point where the YouTube TV app was removed from the Roku platform. This story is still developing, but as it stands today, we’ve heard stories from both sides, so let’s try to summarize everything that’s happened so far.

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YouTube TV Stories May 7

A week after Roku removed the YouTube TV app for new users, Google is countering by bringing the cord-cutting service to the main YouTube client. 

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YouTube TV Stories May 5

[Update: Fixed] Some YouTube TV subscribers can’t sign in on Chromecast with Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV and YouTube TV benefits from particularly tight integration stateside, though subscribers of the cord-cutting service are seeing an issue today where they can’t sign in on the streaming dongle. 

YouTube TV Stories April 30

An ongoing feud between Google and Roku hit a new level this morning as YouTube TV left the platform, but now Google is speaking on its side of the story, and, well, it’s clear Roku isn’t as innocent as many thought.

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As heated negotiations continue, the inevitable has happened. Google’s YouTube TV app has just disappeared from the Roku platform amid the ongoing dispute.

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YouTube TV Stories April 26

YouTube TV is an excellent, though not cheap, option for cutting cable and instead streaming live TV, but it seems Roku users may soon lose access to the app as a negotiations battle goes on.

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YouTube TV Stories April 15

YouTube TV on the web now lets you control playback speed

In addition to now showing movie purchases from the Google Play Store, the YouTube TV website now offers playback speed controls. A staple of the main YouTube service, this small addition is not yet available on the Android or iOS apps.

YouTube TV Stories April 12

While it remains the best live TV streaming option today, YouTube TV’s price has been a point of controversy for the service. Now, though, Google is giving some new YouTube TV customers a temporary price cut, bringing the cost to $45.

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YouTube TV Stories April 1

YouTube TV will now surface and let you watch the movies you’ve purchased across all Google services in its interface. Besides access, you can also search and buy/rent from one entertainment app.

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YouTube TV Stories March 29

Google and T-Mobile today announced a big partnership that sees the carrier promote key services like RCS, Google One, and YouTube TV, as well as the Pixel line.

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YouTube TV Stories March 26

Every year since launch, YouTube TV has bumped up its monthly cost, with Google using the ever-expanding channel list as justification for the cost. But how many channels are we all actually watching?

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YouTube TV Stories March 25

Last week, we asked you what channels you actually watch on YouTube TV, as the service has ramped up in both cost and number of channels. Let’s take a look at what you told us.

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YouTube TV Stories March 17

Last month, Google announced that an upcoming YouTube TV add-on will let you watch available shows in 4K and download them for offline playback, as well as have unlimited concurrent home streams. Ahead of that, YouTube TV is getting a new “Store” on televisions to highlight all the additional channels you can subscribe to.

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YouTube TV Stories March 16

YouTube TV adds 7 remaining Viacom channels as base package now at 104 networks

In announcing that new Viacom channels are available in YouTube TV, Google last year raised the subscription by $15 to $64.99. Following the initial additions last June, YouTube TV is picking up seven more channels. 

YouTube TV Stories February 26

YouTube TV remains one of best live TV services on the market, but a lot has changed when it comes to its sports offerings over the past year. Now, baseball fans are getting a big perk. YouTube TV can now directly integrate with MLB.TV.

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YouTube TV Stories February 18

YouTube TV bundles together HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz with ‘Entertainment Plus’

Following yesterday’s news that HDR and offline downloads are coming as add-ons, YouTube TV announced a new Entertainment Plus bundle today that gives you access to three cable networks for $29.99 with some savings.

YouTube TV Stories February 17

As more people cut out traditional cable, Google’s YouTube TV has become the go-to option for streaming live television. This year, the service is set to get even more new features, including the arrival of 4K streaming on YouTube TV.

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YouTube TV Stories February 16

Paying for YouTube across the main service and Music lets you download content for offline access. YouTube TV will soon let you download media for offline access.

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YouTube TV Stories February 8

In general, there are two ways to Cast content on desktop Chrome. The browser can send your current window, or some services feature a native capability that just transfers the video stream to a bigger screen. YouTube TV’s web app used to have the latter Cast functionality, but it’s now gone due to a bug.

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YouTube TV Stories January 19

A minor update to YouTube TV for Android today sees Google change the app name to “YT TV.” Additionally, the Android/Google TV app icon has also been ever so slightly tweaked.

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YouTube TV Stories December 10, 2020

After a similar promotion for new customers in October, YouTube TV is giving a free Chromecast with Google TV to existing ones this holiday season.

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YouTube TV Stories November 30, 2020

YouTube TV loses the Tennis Channel in a few hours, recorded content will be lost too

YouTube TV is perhaps the best overall live TV streaming service out there, but with a constantly rising price and the loss of channels, it’s becoming a harder pill to swallow for many. Now, YouTube TV is losing the Tennis Channel and only giving customers a few hours of warning.

YouTube TV Stories November 2, 2020

YouTube TV loses local sports network NESN, a shame for Boston Red Sox and Bruins fans

If you’re a Boston Red Sox or Boston Bruins fan, there’s some bad news this week. In an email sent to customers in the area, Google has confirmed that YouTube TV has lost NESN.

YouTube TV Stories October 29, 2020

Back in February, Google provided an update on YouTube Music/Premium and YouTube TV subscribers. During Q3 2020 earnings, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced 30 million, ad-free paying members and another million for the cord-cutting service.

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YouTube TV Stories October 18, 2020

Chromecast with Google TV buyers new to YouTube TV can save $60 over three months

First-time YouTube TV members are already getting a free Chromecast with Google TV upon sign-up. A separate flipped promotion lets streaming dongle buyers new to the cord-cutting service save $60 over three months of service.

YouTube TV Stories October 15, 2020

While some important sports channels may have disappeared, YouTube TV is adding a neat feature for football fans. Starting this week, YouTube TV can integrate with NFL.com’s Fantasy Football.

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YouTube TV Stories October 1, 2020

New YouTube TV subscribers can get a free Chromecast with Google TV

One part of the new Google TV is quick access to YouTube TV through the “Live” tab. To mark that integration, new YouTube TV subscribers that pay for a month of service can get a free Chromecast with Google TV right now.

YouTube TV Stories September 30, 2020

Have you canceled YouTube TV? [Poll]

The past few months have been pretty eventful for Google’s YouTube TV service. What was once a diamond in the rough when it came to live TV has quickly become a service that feels a whole lot more like cable. Now that a major sports provider has been dropped by YouTube TV we’re wondering, have you canceled the service?

YouTube TV Stories September 29, 2020

Google’s YouTube TV service is perhaps most popular for its sport channels, but there’s bad news on the horizon. On October 1st, YouTube TV loses all Fox Regional Sports channels.

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