How many devices can you use YouTube TV on?

what to know

  • YouTube TV lets you stream content on three devices simultaneously and share your account with five people.
  • Purchase the 4K Plus add-on to watch unlimited YouTube TV shows at home. It also supports offline playback via the app.

If you sign up for the Basic plan, you can use YouTube TV on up to three devices at the same time. Devices can be any combination of computers, smartphones, tablets, streaming devices (Roku and Apple TV), smart TVs, and game consoles.

If you want to enable unlimited streaming at home, upgrade to the 4K Plus add-on. In addition to getting rid of the three-device limitation, the 4K Plus add-on also brings you 4K support and offline playback.

You can watch YouTube TV at home or on the go. The only catch is that you must log into your account at least every 3 months in your region. This rule is because YouTube TV offers some channels by region.

If you have a YouTube TV Base Plan, you can't download content for offline viewing. You can only watch YouTube TV shows via an Internet connection.

However, if you upgrade to the 4K Plus add-on, you'll be able to download content to watch later. The offline playback feature allows users to download their DVR recordings, but you'll need the YouTube TV app to take advantage of this feature.

This is convenient if you are traveling or going to a place without internet connection. Download your favorite shows to your mobile device with the YouTube TV app and watch them anytime.

Other streaming services that offer offline viewing include Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.

You can have as many YouTube TV accounts as you want. You need to use a different email address for each account.

Yes, you can share your account with up to five family members at no additional cost by creating a family group. Each group member has a DVR and can set their viewing preferences. Other members cannot access your viewing history or library.

The user who creates the family group becomes the family manager. They can choose who to invite, but members must be over 13 and live in the same country. Administrators can also remove members and delete groups themselves. Finally, administrators can designate other members as parents, giving them the ability to approve Google Play purchases, change parental controls, and more.

When you create a family group, you can also share other Google apps and services besides YouTube TV.

  • To cancel YouTube TV, go to the website or app and select your profile icon > Settings > Membership > Pause or Cancel Membership .

  • To record on YouTube TV, go to the show page on the website or app and select the plus sign ( + ). The + icon will change to a check mark, indicating that the program has been added to your DVR.

  • Channels on YouTube TV include major networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and BBC, plus AMC, Animal Planet, BET, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney, FX, Food Network, MTV Nickelodeon, TNT, Turner Classic movies, and dozens more.