- Lacks most SportsNet and all Bally Sports RSNs
- Only basic parental control options
What Channels Can You Watch on YouTube TV?
YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium features a collection of over 90 channels, which stacks up well against the competition. In fact, it offers one of the most complete channel lineups of all the video streaming services I’ve reviewed.
Starting with the locals, you get all the major networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. If all you care about is watching your local channels, Locast is a solid, inexpensive choice. YouTube TV and Locast are the only live streaming services we’ve reviewed that offer local PBS channels. Some of the news channels on YouTube TV include BBC America, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC. That lineup compares favorably to others.
YouTube TV also serves an industry-leading variety of entertainment and lifestyle content. Channels include AMC, Cartoon Network, The CW, FX, National Geographic, TNT, and USA.
Additions from the Discovery network include Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, TLC, and Travel Channel. A content deal with ViaconCBS added 14 channels including, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, VH1, BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick, and MTV Classic.
YouTube TV’s content mix is most similar to that of Hulu + Live TV, especially since you get access to some on-demand shows and movies from YouTube TV’s channels.
However, Hulu’s on-demand library is much more extensive. Check out our head-to-head comparison between YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV for a full rundown of the differences. AT&T TV’s channel lineup is also comparable, though it splits popular channels across multiple tiers of service.
Other live TV services may offer a better range of content for specific areas. For example, fuboTV matches YouTube TV’s sports lineup and differentiates itself with international sports content. Philo is specifically focused on lifestyle and entertainment channels; if that is all you want to watch, you can save money by subscribing to it instead of YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium.
How Much Does YouTube TV Cost?
At $64.99, YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium used to be one of the most expensive full-featured options, but now Hulu + Live TV charges the same price. Sling’s Orange and Blue plans only cost $35 per month ($50 per month combined), but their channel lineups are limited. If you really want to keep costs down, Philo charges $25 per month for about 60 live channels, though most are of the entertainment genre.
AT&T TV starts at $69.99 per month and more complete channel packages (including those with RSNs) cost significantly more than YouTube TV. FuboTV starts at $64.99 per month, but it too offers pricier plans. On-demand services are much cheaper, but appeal to a different subset of subscribers. Netflix, for example, starts at $8.99 per month, while Disney+ is $7.99 per month.
YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium additional subscription options include Acorn TV ($6 per month), AMC Premiere ($5 per month), CuriosityStream ($2.99 per month), and NBA League Pass ($39.99 per month). You can also subscribe to YouTube TV’s new $10.99-per-month Sports Plus package, which includes NFL RedZone, FOX College Sports, FOX Soccer Plus, GOLTV, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Stadium, and TVG.
YouTube TV’s Entertainment Plus add-on bundles HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz for $29.99 per month.
YouTube TV is available on the web, mobile platforms (Android and iOS), media streaming devices (Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV), and select smart TVs (such as those from LG, Samsung, and Sony). You can download the YouTube TV app for the newest game consoles, including the Xbox One Series X|S and the PlayStation 5, too.
In a blow for Roku owners, the YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium app is no longer available on the Roku Channel Store, after the distribution deal between Google and Roku expired. Roku users who already had the YouTube TV app installed can continue to use it, however, and YouTube TV has made the live TV experience accessible from the main YouTube app.
YouTube TV lets you set up six different user accounts, but sets a limit of three simultaneous users, which is about average.
Recently, Google launched a 4K Plus add-on for $19.99 per month, which unlocks supports for an unlimited number of simultaneous streams on your home Wi-Fi network; 4K streams for select live channels and on-demand content; and the ability to watch DVR recordings offline on mobile devices. Hulu + Live TV also offers an add-on that lets subscribers stream on an unlimited number of devices connected to a home network.
YouTube TV’s Web Interface
YouTube TV’s interface is, as you might expect, very similar to that of the regular YouTube website. The design looks clean, and most elements are clad in white or light grey.
There’s even a dark mode you can enable in the settings. Up in the top right corner, you can access a robust search tool for finding content to watch from specific genres or channels, which is helpful given YouTube TV’s extensive channel catalog. You can even concatenate searches.
For example, my search for “science fiction + 2004” brought up a result for an upcoming airing of iRobot. From the settings panel, you can manage subscription details, billing information, and subscriptions to add-on channels. Also here are preferences for setting up family accounts, customizing what appears in the channel guide, and keeping tabs (or pausing) your watch and search history.
You mainly navigate between three top-level tabs: Library, Home, and Live. The Library section organizes everything you’ve recorded in sections for new content, scheduled recordings, and all recordings. You can sort the last section by content type (shows, movies, sports, and events), alphabetically, recentness, and popularity.
The Home section is where you discover content to watch. At the top, YouTube TV shows recommended content, which it bases on things you have searched for or already watched. As you move down the page, various categories of content populate horizontally scrolling categories.
In the Live section, you can scroll down the list of available channels to see what’s currently playing. As mentioned, you can exclude the channels you don’t want to see here via the settings menu. To watch something, simply click on the live preview. The guide now allows you to see what’s available up to seven days in the future.
On the Now Playing screen, you get a standard set of playback tools, including 15-second fast-forward and reverse buttons on the right. On the left, you can toggle closed-captioning, select a streaming quality, pick an audio track, and change the playback speed.
You can even click the information button for more details of the playing content. For example, clicking this button on an NBA game brought up info on the starting lineup and standings for the involved teams. Scrolling down from there, you can switch between any of the main three content tabs.
Watching YouTube TV
YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium and Hulu + Live TV notably both stream live channels in 1080p/60fps, as does Paramount+ for many of its local CBS network stations. YouTube TV subscribers now get support for Dolby 5.1 surround sound on select devices, too.
With YouTube TV’s 4K Plus add-on, it joins fuboTV as the only other live TV streaming service that offers any 4K live streams. As with fuboTV, not all live streams will be available in this resolution, but YouTube TV’s press release about the 4K Plus add-on mentions that major sports events and live content from NBC and ESPN will stream in 4K.
We hope YouTube TV follows fuboTV’s excellent practice of clearly listing all of the upcoming 4K events. The 4K Plus add-on also brings 4K on-demand content to YouTube TV from sources, such as FX, Discovery Networks, and Tastemade. Both Hulu and fuboTV also offer on-demand 4K content.
YouTube Vanced v17.27.35 Mod Apk Premium offers an excellent variety of channels, top-notch DVR features, and great performance. It’s a top choice for cord cutters who want to replicate the cable TV experience, provided you are willing to pay its high monthly costs.