YouTube TV is one of the American-based streaming services from Google that offers 85+ live TV channels along with cloud DVR support. It includes channels from NFL, NBA, MLB Networks, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, etc. The YouTube TV app is compatible with most devices so that you can watch live TV anytime, anywhere you want. You will not need any cable subscriptions and it was one of the best options to cut the cord. On Android TV, the YouTube TV app can be installed from the Play Store for free. But, you need the subscription package to stream the Live Channels.
YouTube TV Pricing and Plans
- It costs $64.99/month with no annual contract or cancellation fee.
- YouTube TV even offers 4K streaming for an additional cost of $19.99/month. It even allows you to stream offline on unlimited devices.
- It also offers various add-on Networks including premium TV channels like Showtime, STARZ, EPIX, HBO Max, etc. Likewise, there are add-ons for sports networks like NFL RedZone, Stadium, GOLTV, etc.
Before installing the app on your Android TV, make sure to create a YouTube TV account.
YouTube TV on Android TV
With one subscription, you can live stream channels on three devices simultaneously. You can create six different profiles in a single account.
Supported Android TVs
- Sony Smart TV
- TCL Smart TV
- Sharp Smart TV
- Skyworth Smart TV
- Mi Smart TV
- Philips Smart TV
- Hisense Smart TV
- Toshiba Smart TV
- JVC Smart TV
Supported Android TV Boxes
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Epson TV
- DIRECTV Stream
- AIR TV
- Mi Box
How to Install and Watch YouTube TV on Android TV
#1 Connect the Android TV to the internet network.
#2 Press the home button and scroll down to the Apps section.
#3 Click on the Play Store or Get More Apps to open the Google Play Store.
#4 Now, you can find the YouTube TV app under the Featured section or search for YouTube TV.
#5 Select the app from the search results.
#6 Click Install on the app info screen. The YouTube TV app will be installed on your Android TV.
#7 Once the app is installed, open the YouTube TV app on your Android TV. An activation code will appear on the TV screen.
#8 Visit tv.youtube.com/start on your smartphone or PC.
#9 Enter the code in the provided text box and click Next.
#10 Now, select the account associated with your YouTube TV subscription and proceed.
#11 The YouTube TV app will refresh, and all content you want to stream will load.
Cast YouTube TV to Android TV
#2 Open the app and sign in to your account.
#3 Now, start playing any video you want to stream.
#4 Make sure that your Android TV and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.
#5 Tap the cast icon and select the Android TV from the list of available devices.
#6 Now, the YouTube TV video will be streamed on your Android TV screen.
Install YouTube TV Apk on Android TV [Outside US]
The YouTube TV app is only available inside the US region. If you want to install outside the US, you need to sideload the YouTube TV apk.
#1 On your Android TV, open the Play Store.
#2 Search for the Downloader app and select the app from the search results.
#3 Install the Downloader app on your Android TV.
#4 Now, click on the Settings menu on the home screen.
#5 Select Device Preferences → Security and Restrictions → Unkown Sources.
#6 Now, navigate to the Downloader app and enable the toggle located next to it.
#7 Open the Downloader app and click on the URL field.
#8 Enter the YouTube TV apk URL and click Go.
#9 Wait for the app to download and click the Install button.
#10 Once the app is installed, delete the apk file and get back to the home screen.
#11 Launch a VPN app and connect to the US server.
#12 Now, launch the YouTube TV app and go through the activation process.
#13 After signing in, you can stream the Live channels on your Smart TV.
Other Supported Devices
The following are the devices that are compatible with YouTube TV.
- Google Chromecast
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Apple TV
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Vizio Smart TV
- TiVo Stream
- Xbox One
- Android Devices
- Fire TV
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are looking for a downside, it is a bit costlier when compared with other streaming services, location-based viewing restrictions for sports, there is no full sports coverage, offline views, and 4K content. You have to pay extra and buy these services as an add-on.
YouTube TV features many local channels inside the region of the USA. With respect to your zip code, you may receive channels like ABC, CBC, Fox, NBC, PBS, The CW, and Telemundo. Or, you will at least receive the combination of 4 channels.
1. Check your internet connection.
2. Clear cache files of the YouTube TV app.
3. Force stop the YouTube TV app and re-launch it.
4. Update the YouTube TV app and Android TV firmware.
5. Reset the Android TV and install the YouTube TV app again.