If you’ve thought of cutting the cord but have been slow to pull the plug, YouTube TV is offering the perfect way to dip your toe in the streaming waters.
From now through March 15, YouTube TV is available for free as part of a two-week trial.
What is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is a streaming TV service from YouTube. It’s among such services that offer live TV, so it competes with the likes of Hulu’s live TV service.
When you subscribe to YouTube TV or sign up for a trial, you get:
- Access to more than 70 live channels, including broadcast, cable and local networks
- The ability to stream TV on up to three screens at the same time
- Six individual accounts per household (so you can share your subscription with other members of your household)
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage space (so you can record shows and watch them whenever and wherever you want)
To see exactly which channels are available in your area, click on “Channels” at the top of the YouTube TV website and enter your ZIP code. You can add on premium channels like Showtime and Starz for an additional monthly charge.
You can watch YouTube TV on a variety of internet-connected devices, including mobile devices, computers, smart TVs and streaming media players.
A subscription costs $49.99 a month. There is no contract, so you can quit the service at any time.
More streaming freebies
YouTube TV isn’t the only service offering gratis streaming.
As we reported in February, Sling TV now offers 3,000 hours of free content online through its Sling Free service — all without the need to sign up for a subscription.
Redbox also has unveiled a free streaming service recently. It offers nearly 30 third-party channels and three exclusive channels with movies and TV shows.
For more options, check out our article on free movie streaming.
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