Cable TV and satellite connection providers have increased their prices and People are not liking this price increment. To tackle this monopoly, many new companies have jumped in this competition. Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV now, are the already existing competitors of YouTube TV.
What is YouTube TV, and How you can use it?
YouTube TV is a Live TV and movie streaming service from YouTube. It includes a variety of area broadcasting channels, shows from Youtube-Originals(YouTube RED) and local cable channels. You can use it on any smart tv, casting devices/boxes, cell phones, and computers. YouTube has an easy and clean user interface and this TV service from YouTube uses the same user interface. It’s user-friendly, clean and easy to use.
You have to buy the subscription of YouTube TV to start watching it. You will get the 7 days of the free trial if you are a new user. Once the 7 days will be completed, your first month of subscription will start.
YouTube streaming is one of The Best streaming services on the internet and they will surely satisfy us in TV streaming services. YouTube says their TV services available across United states but, we still find it missing at certain places of US. They asked for the Zip-Code at the start to check your area availability & we were unable to find certain zip codes.
Youtube TV Cost/ Price
YouTube TV Cost for Live TV services is $50/month. Apple users will have to pay $55/mo. and this addition is the result of Apple-tax. Google is the first company to apply Apple-tax on the user-end. There are a few optional channels and you have to pay more for them. Pre-selected package for optional channels isn’t available yet like the other TV services.
It’s expensive than the competition is offering but you will get the clean and easy to use YouTube Interface in return.
When YouTube announced this service, they were charging $40 and $45 for Apple. Now although they have added some extra channels, they also have increased their prices. Hulu + Live TV is providing dozens of channels of $45/mo while AT&T TV Now is providing two packages of $45 and $75 per month.
Youtube TV Zip Code
YouTube TV sign-in requires zip code of your area. You can use VPN services for the available areas. Only premium VPN services allows you to choose a certain area. Then you can enter the area zip code to check the availability of Youtube TV in that area. YouTube TV allows upto 60 US channels. Youtube TV is limited to certain areas and they accept a few zip codes for the YouTube TV. They asked for the Zip-Code at the start to check your area availability & we were unable to find certain zip codes.
1. You can find your Zip Code from zip-codes.com
2. Click the following button ‘Find Zip Codes of a City’
3. Choose a city and state for your local cable channel
4. Pick one of the generated zip code
5. Enter this into YouTube TV and Enjoy!!
Is there any free Trail?
Yes, you will get the free trial of 7 days if you sign up for the YouTube TV. Your Google account should not be used before to get this free trial. After 7 days your paid month will start.
Supported TV Devices
You can stream YouTube TV on up to 6 devices and supports a wide range of devices. We have discussed some devices below.
Following are the list of supported devices:
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Ruko Smart TV
- Xbox ONE
- Google Chromecast
- Smart Streaming Devices, PC’s and Smartphones
Can I watch YouTube TV on Amazon Firestick?
No! Due to the tech race between Amazon and Google, Google didn’t support YouTube live tv app for Amazon firestick. Officially you can’t watch the TV services of YouTube on Amazon Firestick bu there are ways to install the apk of YouTube TV app on Amazon firestick.
Is YouTube TV Ruko Supported?
Yes, you can watch YouTube TV on Ruko TV and Ruko streaming devices. You have to install the YouTube live tv app on Ruko device.
Ruko enables you to watch free and paid content online. It eliminates the need for cable and satellite TV. Ruko offers two streaming devices. One is Ruko express device and other is Ruko Ultra device. Ruko ultra is expensive than the express model and has more features than the express device of Ruko TV.
It is a direct competitor of other tv boxes and satellite devices.
How YouTube TV Sign-in works?
YouTube TV sign-in requires zip code of your area the first time. If YouTube is providing its TV services in their area then you can further proceed for the membership. So, you can check your area by going to tv.youtube.com and you can easily use your Google account for this purpose. We have made a step by step guide which shows how to sign in to YouTube TV.
Sign in to YouTube TV using tv.youtube.com/start Enter Code
- If you want to sign in to YouTube TV, Follow these steps:
- Open YouTube TV Application on your TV set.
- A code should display saying “visit tv.youtube.com/start enter code”.
- Visit tv.youtube.com/start on Any other Computer or Mobile Phone Device.
- Enter the Display code showing on your tv screen at tv.youtube.com/start.
- Select Google Account associated with YouTube TV Membership.
- A pop-up will appear, Click Allow to start using your YouTube TV Services.
Follow these steps, carefully enter your code and you should face no more issues.
YouTube TV Channels List
- Animal Planet
- BBC NEWS
- BBC America
- Big Ten Network
- Big News
- CBS Sports Network
- CARTOON NETWORK
- Comcast RSN
- Disney XD
- Disney Junior
- Disney Channel
- Discovery Channel
- ESPN 1
- ESPN 2
- ESP News
- FOX Business
- FOX News
- FOX RSN
- Golf Channel
- LA Football Club
- MLB Network
- My Network TV
- Nat Geo
- Nat Geo Wild
- NBA TV
- Olympic Channel
- Orlando City Soccer Club
- Seattle Sounders FC
- SEC Network
- Smithsonian Channel
- Sundance TV Channel
- Tennis Channel
- The CW
- Travel Channel
- True TV
- Universal Kids
- Universal Channel
- WE TV
- YouTube RED Originals
- YES Network
You can use the dark mode in the TV app of Youtube if you want. But you must have to enable it from the settings. Its an on-demand feature on the computer. Other devices like Apple TV uses a dark theme by default.
To enable the dark mode, click on the profile icon and then on the dark themes.
If you don’t want your kids to watch adult or specific content, then you can use the filter made by the youtube.
To enable Kids filter, click on your profile icon > Settings > Filter.