YouTube TV Free Trial

Compare YouTube TV's free trial and monthly price to other services.
by Luke Daugherty — 
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YouTube TV is one of the top contenders for anyone looking to cut the cord and watch their favorite shows, movies, and live TV programming through a streaming service. YouTube TV makes it easy to sign up, by only offering one basic plan. And a free trial allows you to test it out first to see if it's right for you. Read on to learn about YouTube TV promos, deals, and free trial offers you can get with the service.

YouTube TV pricing

YouTube TV keeps it simple for its subscribers by only offering one plan that costs $65/mo. However, this plan has good value for its price with more than 85 channels that cover the entire entertainment spectrum: kids, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, news, and local channels. Among the most popular channels in YouTube TV's lineup are AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, Disney, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FX, MLB Network, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBA TV, NFL Network, Nickelodeon, TBS, TNT, USA Network, and others.

YouTube TV
Monthly price $65/mo.
Free trial length Varies
On-demand ads? No
Number of user profiles Six
Number of live channels available? 85+

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YouTube TV add-ons and premium channels

In addition to the more than 85 channels, YouTube TV offers a range of premium add-on networks and entertainment packages. In fact, there are more than 30 channels that can be added for an additional fee. Among these are Cinemax ($10/mo.), EPIX ($6/mo.), HBO Max ($15/mo.), MLB.TV ($25/mo.), NBA League Pass ($15/mo.), Showtime ($11/mo.), and Starz ($9/mo.).

Meanwhile, YouTube TV also allows you to further customize your channel offerings through the addition of two bundles. The Sports Plus package, which includes NFL RedZone, is $11/mo. and has 20 additional sports channels. The Entertainment Plus package is $30/mo. and bundles the premium channels of HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz.

With YouTube TV, you can upgrade the quality of the service to 4K Plus for an extra $20/mo. This gives you access to 4K Ultra High Definition playback at 2160p on select live and on-demand programs. Among the networks that offer 4K Ultra HD streaming are Discovery, ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, MLB Network, Nat Geo, Tastemade, and others. 

Note that 4K playback is not available on every device. Among the smart TVs that allow 4K streaming are Samsung, LG, and Hisense 4K Smart TVs from 2016 or later; and Android 4K models including Sony Bravia. Among the devices you can connect to your regular TV that allow 4K streaming are Google Chromecast, Roku 4K devices, Apple TV 4K, PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 5, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and Nvidia Shield.

YouTube TV free trial

The standard YouTube TV free trial varies depending on the subscriber, season, and which add-ons you choose. For example, many of the add-ons come with seven-day free trials, but some are as short as five days, while others are 30 days. This is better than many of YouTube TV's competitors, such as Hulu + Live TV, which no longer offer free trials.

You can check on the length of the YouTube TV trial being offered by either opening the YouTube TV app on your device or going to the YouTube TV website. From there, click on your photo in the top right corner and select settings, then membership. You'll see a list of the free trial offers and the number of days available. Once the free trial is over, the credit card you placed on file will immediately be charged unless you cancel before the trial ends.

Other YouTube TV deals and discounts

$55/mo. for your first three months

For a limited time, YouTube TV is offering new subscribers their first three months of service for $55/mo. After three months, the standard rate of $65/mo. applies.

Standard free trial and $10/mo. off for T-Mobile subscribers

T-Mobile Wireless and Home Internet subscribers can take advantage of a special deal that gives them the standard free trial, along with an additional $10/mo. off for 12 months. For a full year, T-Mobile subscribers can get YouTube TV for $55/mo. — as opposed to $65/mo.

Standard free trial and $10/mo. off for Frontier Communications subscribers

Like the deal with T-Mobile, Frontier Communications subscribers who have their internet service and are new to YouTube TV can get $10/mo. off for a full year after their free trial is over.

YouTube TV referral program

Current YouTube TV subscribers can get a referral reward for each new subscriber who has never previously used YouTube TV. Moreover, the new subscribers can also receive a referral reward. Each current subscriber can receive up to 10 referral rewards.

YouTube TV deals compared

YouTube TV's subscription cost of $65/mo. is slightly lower than Hulu + Live TV andfuboTV's Pro plan, which both start at $70/mo. In addition, YouTube TV is more affordable thanDIRECTV STREAM, which has plans starting at $70/mo. for more than 75 channels.

As far as free trials go, YouTube TV is somewhere in the middle. Although such services as Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV no longer offer free trials, DIRECTV STREAM offers a five-day trial and fuboTV offers a seven-day trial.

Is YouTube TV Worth it?

Overall, YouTube TV offers a complete package of entertainment, news, and sports for an affordable cost of $65/mo. You can customize your plan with additional channels to create the plan that works best for you. And, with the service's free trial, you can test it out before you cancel your current service.

To learn more, check out our YouTube TV review.