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What channels are available on YouTube TV?

Sports on YouTube TV
Sports on YouTube TV (Image credit: Android Central)

YouTube TV offers a viable way to cut the cord, and still see your favorite shows, without breaking the bank in the process. If you've already made the jump, or you're considering it, then you may be wondering what kind of channels YouTube TV actually has access to. That's why we've done the work for you and gotten the name of every cable network, and regional sports network currently available for watching.

Note: This information is valid as of April 10, 2019.

Broadcast and Cable Networks

YouTube TV has access to a number of broadcast and cable networks, making it easy to stay caught up on your favorite shows when you cut the cord.

  • ABC
  • Adult Swim
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Chiller
  • CNBC
  • CNBC Sports
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • CW
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNews
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Local Now
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • myNetworkTV
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Sprout
  • StartTV
  • Sundance TV
  • Syfy
  • Tastemade
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TBS
  • TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • YouTube Originals
  • WE tv

Premium add-ons

In addition to the regular list of channels above, YouTube TV also allows you to sign up for the following premium channels for an extra monthly fee.

  • AMC Premier ($5/month)
  • CuriosityStream ($3/month)
  • EPIX ($6/month)
  • FOX Soccer Plus ($15/month)
  • NBA League Pass ($40/month or $249/year)
  • Showtime ($11/month)
  • Shudder ($5/month)
  • STARZ ($9/month)
  • Sundance Now ($7/month)

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

15 Comments
  • two biggest missing: hgtv and food network
  • Science and Discovery channel
  • What about Travel Channel, TLC, Bein to name a few more. Also Univision and Univision deportes, ESPN deportes and Bein ñ are a huge deal for Hispanics which are the biggest minority in the country by the way.
  • Univision and their channels are getting dropped by providers because they are demanding more money from the providers to carry them. Sling TV already dropped them and El Rey.
  • Yeah those channels are a must
  • NO black programming at all. They even have a Spanish station or two. Clearly a statement of some kind, wouldn't you think?
  • Exactly. Missing MTV, VH1 & Lifetime. I don't watch those 2 myself but I did see them missing.
  • They probably haven't secured the rights yet. Nickelodeon and other Viacom channels are missing as well. It has NOTHING to do with race, this time.
  • Missing channels and HBO add on are the only reasons keeping me back
  • Need History Channel and Discovery.
  • I have a feeling that another price hike is coming up following on the heels of Hulu and Netflix. Get it now before it's too late people. I do agree that they need solid basic channels though like HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery. They need all of Viacom too.
  • None of these streaming TV services save me any money because even if I take TV off my cable bundle Comcast is still charging just about the same for internet only.
  • I'm in the exact same situation...
  • But you still get better picture and sound vs what Comcast offers (1080p60 or 4K and 320kbps AAC 5.1 vs 720p or SD and 384kbps Dolby Digital or 128kbps Dolby Digital).
  • "viable way to cut the cord, and still see your favorite shows, without breaking the bank in the process." With this 25% price hike there are definitely cracks forming in the bank.