Let’s be clear. YouTube TV is not a streaming service like Netflix or Paramount Plus. It is a live TV service, i.e., a substitute for regular cable TV. YouTube TV has even been heralded as one of the best live TV streaming services in 2023.
According to this, as you can realize, its price starts not from $6 per month (like Paramount Plus) but from $73. And guess what? It’s still cheaper than most cable services.
So, uh, it’s $72.99 for the most basic plan. What’s included? Over 100 channels, including popular news, entertainment, and sports. Unlimited DVR storage, which allows you to record your favorite shows and store them for up to 9 months. And much more.
But here’s the thing about YouTube TV. Want to watch more and in better quality? You pay. The service offers features and add-ons for an additional fee.
For example, the 4K Plus add-on allows you to watch content in 4K resolution on an unlimited number of devices (on your home network) and watch recordings offline. All this goodness costs +$10 per month on top of the base plan. Sneaky, but it might be worth it.
And there are tons more such add-ons at different prices. I’ll tell you about them below.
What are YouTube TV and add-ons prices?
Actually, I didn’t give you a little bit of a clue at the beginning. YouTube TV has a limited-time special offer right now (at the time of writing). You can pay for your first 3 months $64.99/mo instead of $72.99/mo. But of course, you will have to pay full price after this period. Nevertheless, this is a nice bonus for newcomers.
As for the add-ons, there are no discounts on them right now.
So, YouTube TV Base Plan costs $72.99/mo without annual contracts. Just pay and watch. It’s pretty clear here. And the same goes for Spanish Plan. It costs $34.99/mo and includes only Spanish networks.
|Base Plan||Spanish Plan|
|Price||$72.99 ($64.99 first 3 months)||$34.99|
|Channels amount||100+ live channels||30+ Spanish networks|
|Unlimited DVR space||Yes||Yes|
|Special features like Key Plays View||Yes||Yes|
|6 household accounts and 3 streams||Yes||Yes|
What about add-ons? Let’s see.
As I described, 4K Plus costs $9.99/mo. So along with your basic YouTube TV subscription, you’ll be paying $83/mo.
You’ll have access to some content in 4K resolution (not all of it). You can download and watch recordings offline on your mobile device and watch YouTube TV on an unlimited number of devices within your home network.
Channels available in 4K:
- FOX Sports
- Nat Geo
- NBC Sports
- NBA TV
YouTube TV offers several premium channels with an extra charge beyond the regular subscription fee. These channels provide uncut and uncensored movies.
All subscription and payment processes are managed within YouTube TV, and these channels integrate seamlessly into the main guide. This integration allows users to rearrange and prioritize channels as they prefer.
Here’s a table with channels available in the Premium TV add-on and their prices:
|Hallmark Movies Now||$6/mo|
|IFC Films Unlimited||$6/mo|
|Law & Crime||$2/mo|
|NBA League Pass||$15mo, or $50/year|
|Outside TV Features||$2/mo|
|UP Faith & Family||$6/mo|
Note: Prices and the channel list are subject to change over time.
Entertainment Plus costs $29.99/mo. This add-on offers additional entertainment channels to enrich the content of your basic YouTube TV subscription. This package is a great choice for fans of movies, series, and premium content.
Subscriptions and payments are made directly through the YouTube TV interface, and the channels are integrated into the main TV program guide, allowing users to customize the order and prioritization of channels as they see fit.
Here’s what you get for 30 bucks:
Do you like to watch sports? Then Sports Plus is just right for you. It costs $10.99 and offers additional sports channels. This package is perfect for those who don’t want to miss a single important sports moment, be it soccer matches, basketball games, or other sporting events.
Subscription and payment also go directly through the YouTube TV interface, and the channels are easily integrated into the basic TV program guide.
Here are the sports channels available with this add-on:
- beIN SPORTS / beIN SPORTS XTRA
- Billiard TV
- FOX Soccer Plus
- MAVTV Motorsports Network
- NFL RedZone
- Tennis Channel
- FanDuel TV
- Fight Network
- Impact Wrestling
Spanish Plus is an optional package of Spanish-language content. Its price is $14.99.
Here’s what you get:
- Antena 3
- Baby TV Español
- beIN Sports Español
- beIN XTRA en Español
- Cine Latino
- Cine Mexicano
- De Película
- De Película Clásico
- Discovery en Español
- Discovery Familia
- ESPN Deportes
- Fox Deportes
- Hogar de HGTV
- Nat Geo Mundo
- NTN 24
- Nuestra Tele
- Tastemade en Español
- Telehit Música
- TyC Sports
What is NFL Sunday Ticket, and how much is it?
NFL Sunday Ticket, which was previously exclusive to DirecTV, allows viewers to watch almost any NFL game every week. Starting from the 2023-24 NFL season, this service will be available on both YouTube and YouTube TV. This transition aims to make the NFL Sunday Ticket accessible to a wider audience, moving away from the constraints of satellite TV.
- NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV: This package provides around 100 linear channels, unlimited recording, local broadcast channels, and the NFL Sunday Ticket itself. It is priced at $349 for the entire season (annual price). If you also wish to include NFL RedZone, the total cost becomes $389.
- NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube (YouTube Primetime Channels): This option allows you to subscribe directly via YouTube. It doesn’t offer additional linear or broadcast channels, focusing solely on YouTube and the NFL Sunday Ticket. This subscription costs $449 for the season. If you want to add NFL RedZone, the price increases to $489.
The NFL Sunday Ticket is now available in the YouTube TV account settings as an add-on. While the 2023 regular NFL season begins on September 7, the NFL Sunday Ticket games will start airing on September 10.
YouTube TV prices compared to other live TV services
Here’s a comparison of the monthly subscription costs for YouTube TV and other popular live TV streaming services:
|Live TV Service||Price||DVR Storage||Number of Streams|
|YouTube TV||$72.99/mo||Unlimited||Allows for 3 simultaneous streams.|
|Hulu + Live TV||$69.99/mo (With Ads)|
$82.99/mo (No Ads)
|Unlimited||Supports up to 2 screens at a time, with an option to upgrade for more screens for $9.99/mo.|
|Sling TV||Orange - $40/mo|
Blue - $40/mo
Orange+Blue - $55/mo
|Comes with 50 hours of DVR storage, with an option to upgrade to 200 hours for an additional $5/mo.||Permits streaming on 1 device for Sling Orange, 3 devices for Sling Blue, or 4 devices with a combined subscription.|
|FuboTV||Pro - $74.99/mo|
Elite - $84.99/mo
Ultimate - $99.99/mo
Latino - $32.99/mo
|Pro, Elite and Ultimate - 1000 hours|
Latino - 250 hours
|Pro, Elite and Ultimate - up to 10 screens at once
Latino - up to 2 screens at once
While YouTube TV may seem more expensive than other services, its extensive feature set and broadcast quality may justify many users’ costs.