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Best cord-cutting streaming options – How does YouTube TV match up?

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Ever since the cord-cutting wars have started, there is a sudden increase in the occurrence of streaming platforms.  The cord-cutting movement has opened new avenues for entertainment companies to launch streaming services of their own. Therefore, you might see new ones coming to every now and then. Right now, we are overwhelmed by the number of options available. Hulu, Roku, Peacock, Apple TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV are some of the most common ones in the market. This is a comprehensive guide on YouTube TV and you can find all the information regarding the service before subscribing to it. We recommend YouTube TV with CenturyLink internet plans for seamless connectivity and smooth streaming.  

YouTube TV 

YouTube TV is a live TV streaming platform by Google designed for the customers looking to cut their cable or satellite and ditch the cord. It has a lot of common things with the major streaming services such as Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV Now but the unique blend of features makes it very attractive. 

YouTube TV is the only live streaming service that has exclusive access to PBS stations and contents. Moreover, it has more than 85 traditional cable and broadcast channels. On the brighter side, it has all the premium channels included at $65 per month. 

However, YouTube TV is not a part of your YouTube, as Google operates both of them separately. Therefore, you will need separate applications for them. 


Here are some of the exciting features of YouTube TV: 

Cloud DVR

The most prominent feature of YouTube TV that makes it stand out from the rest is the exceptional cloud DVR service. One might argue that this offer is given by all the other streaming services and what’s special in the one offered by YouTube TV? The answer to that is simple. YouTube TV’s cloud DVR is unlimited. This means that you can download endless content without needing to worry about the hours. The data can be stored for more than nine months. This is ideal for the record-a-holics. 

Multiple Users 

YouTube TV is an ideal replacement for cable TV as it offers multiple screens at once. If you have a large household with different choices, it is the best choice for you. You can create six accounts for all the family members and three people can watch Live TV simultaneously. However, there are no upgrades to this. A maximum of three users can watch it at a time, period. 


YouTube TV also comes with an on-demand service. This means that most of the channels included with the service will let you watch all your favorite shows after they air, on-demand. It is a very handy way to catch up on all the latest action from your favorite TV series. 

Channel list 

Here are the channels included with YouTube TV: 

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network
  • ACC Network Extra
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Chiller
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comet TV
  • Cozi TV
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • Fox Sports Arizona
  • Fox Sports Carolinas
  • Fox Sports Detroit
  • Fox Sports Florida
  • Fox Sports Indiana
  • Fox Sports Kansas City
  • Fox Sports Midwest
  • Fox Sports New Orleans
  • Fox Sports North
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports Oklahoma
  • Fox Sports San Diego
  • Fox Sports South
  • Fox Sports Southeast
  • Fox Sports Southwest
  • Fox Sports Sun
  • Fox Sports Tennessee
  • Fox Sports Wisconsin
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • LA FC Sports Network
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend Network
  • MTV
  • MyNetworkTV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports Bay Area
  • NBC Sports Boston
  • NBC Sports California
  • NBC Sports Chicago
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NBC Sports Northwest
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • NBC Sports Washington
  • NESN
  • Newsy
  • Nickelodeon
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC Sports Network
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • POP
  • Seattle Sounders Sports Network
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SportsNet NY
  • SundanceTV
  • Syfy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • The CW
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • TV Land
  • Universal HD
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • WE TV

The channel availability may vary according to your location. 

Final Verdict 

At $65 per month, YouTube TV offers, 85+ channels, unlimited cloud DVR, on-demand, and what not! Therefore, it is a must-have if you are cutting the cord.  If you need help setting up YouTube TV or another streaming service, feel free to enlist New York Computer Help.

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