Subscription services — such as streaming platforms, beauty and lifestyle boxes, and food delivery — can come in handy. Say you’re looking to kick back on a rainy weekend or after a long day’s work. Your favorite TV show or movie may just be calling your name. Netflix, Hulu, and Prime TV are the common streaming culprits, but Youtube TV also has a lot to offer. However, it does cost money, and if you’re looking to cut down on your expenses, subscriptions can be a good place to start. If you’re looking to cancel Youtube TV, here’s how to do it.
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What Is Youtube TV?
Youtube TV is a subscription-based streaming and live TV service that provides more than 85 live channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. You can also fire up Youtube original videos and movies. If you don’t have time to watch your show or movie now, you can record it to stream from any device at a later time.
Youtube TV first emerged in February 2017. By 2021, the streaming service had more than 3 million subscribers throughout the United States. It is also a media partner for the Super Bowl and NBA Finals so you can enjoy some of the biggest games in sports without cable television.
How Much Does a Youtube TV Subscription Cost?
After a one-week free trial, a Youtube TV subscription costs $64.99 per month. You can also subscribe to additional packs of content for an added cost.
Should You Cancel or Pause Your Subscription?
Say you’re going on an extended vacation or just want to save a few bucks. You can pause your subscription without deleting your Youtube TV account entirely. Youtube makes it easy to restart your subscription when the time comes.
While your subscription is paused, Youtube will not charge you. Google will also continue to save all of your DVR recordings from before you paused the subscription. You can pause your subscription from four weeks to six months.
How to Cancel a Youtube TV Subscription
The process to pause or cancel your membership is nearly the same.
How to Cancel Your Youtube TV Subscription Online
To pause or cancel membership online:
- Go to tv.youtube.com
- Click on your profile picture
- Under Settings, scroll to the Purchases and Membership tab
- Select Manage
- Click on Cancel (or Pause if you’d like to temporarily pause your membership)
Once you cancel your Youtube TV subscription, you can still access all its features until the end of your billing cycle. However, if you cancel during your trial period, you will lose access to Youtube TV immediately.
Youtube will store all of your current library recordings for 21 days. During those 21 days, you can renew your subscription and regain access to those recorded programs if you’d like.
How to Cancel Your Youtube TV Subscription Through the Google Play Store
To pause or cancel membership via the Google Play Store:
- Open the Youtube TV app on your Android app
- Click on your profile photo
- Open Settings
- Go to the Purchases and Membership tab
- Select Cancel Membership
How to Cancel Youtube TV on iOS
To pause or cancel membership on an iOS device:
- Open the Settings app on your iOS device
- Select the iTunes and App Store tab
- Click on your Apple ID and sign in
- Go to Subscriptions
- Select Youtube TV
- Click Cancel
When pausing or canceling Youtube TV, it applies to all your devices. It also affects other accounts with whom you have shared your subscription.
If you change your mind and want to keep the subscription, you can renew it after cancellation but before your pay period is over to avoid a break in your service. In this case, your billing will resume from the date of renewal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I cancel my Youtube TV subscription?
Your Youtube TV membership pertains to your Google account. Therefore, you need to sign in to Google before editing your Youtube TV preferences. Ensure that you enter the correct login information. For any assistance, you can also visit Google Support.
Can I cancel Youtube TV from my TV?
Yes. You can open a web browser on your TV and follow the instructions provided above. Alternatively, you can go to the Youtube TV app and deactivate your subscription. Remember that you should cancel from the app with the Youtube TV logo, not the standard Youtube app.
Is Youtube TV part of Amazon Prime?
No. Youtube TV is only available as a separate streaming service from Amazon Prime. Despite that, you can still run Youtube TV on the Amazon Fire TV stick connected to your TV.
Looking to cut down on more subscriptions? Read more about how to cancel your Amazon Digital Services subscription.