Cutting the cord on expensive cable television is becoming a trend. With the advent of affordable online streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and now YouTube TV we have more say so than ever over what we watch on tv.
The following is an overview of the streaming service and it’s basic features. Keep reading to learn more about how to get started streaming.
Getting Started With YouTube TV
YouTube TV is an online streaming service like Netflix and Hulu. It allows users to watch network and cable tv programming from anywhere in the world by logging in to your account using a supported device.
YouTube TV broadcasts television shows from major broadcast and popular networks including local and national live sports. YouTube is a Google product so in order to use the service you are required to create or log in to your existing or newly created Google Services Account.
****Tip: A Google Services account can be used to login to any Google supported product like Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Alexa, and more.
No Active Google Services or YouTube Account (Desktop)
In order to use the service, you have to get started by creating a YouTube account.
Go to the YouTube website and complete the following steps to create your account:
- Sign in on the top right-hand corner of the YouTube homepage screen
- Click More Options and then Create Account.
- You will be prompted to sign in to Google services or to create an account.
- Follow the steps to create or sign in to your Google Account.
Get Started – Active Google Services / YouTube Account (Desktop)
- Go to the YouTube TV homepage
- Select Try it Free on the YouTube TV homepage towards the bottom of your screen.
- You will be prompted to create or sign in to your Google account.
Once you’re signed in, you can immediately begin to use the features of your new YouTube TV account. You can search for your favourite channels, shows, and genres to create a personalized playlist and schedule DVD recordings.
You can arrange the live tv channel guide to show your favourite channels first so that you don’t have to waste time scrolling.
These instructions provide steps for getting started with YouTube using a desktop or laptop computer. Users getting started with YouTube TV on other supported devices can follow the same instructions or refer to your device manufacturer for device-specific configurations.
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YouTube TV Features and Benefits
No contract penalties for early cancellation – No contract is required to use the YouTube TV service on a month-to-month basis.
No Equipment Rental Fees – You can watch YouTube TV on supported devices that you already own. Supported devices include smartphones, tablets, desktop computers, laptop computers, and some popular gaming systems.
Pay Only for the Services/Channels That You Want – You can choose to add premium channels to your YouTube TV account to watch your favorite cable networks like HBO, STARZ, and showtime for an additional monthly fee.
Extended Free Trial, Two Weeks Free – YouTube provides a free two-week preview of their service so that you can get a feel for the platform to determine if its right for you before you purchase a subscription.
6 Accounts Per Household – You can share your YouTube TV account with up to six other people. Each user gets their own login, DVR storage, and customized channel lineup on one account.
Cloud DVR with No Storage Limits – YouTube TV comes with built-in cloud DVR storage that provides unlimited storage for your favorite tv shows.
Personal login and DVD library – Every member on your account have individual access to their own YouTube TV account settings and DVD library.