How to Cancel Youtube TV

Deyan G.
Deyan G.

Updated · May 10, 2022

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So, while you were looking for a good TV streaming service, you stumbled upon YouTube's. You liked the variety of channels and then decided to invest in it.

At some point, however, you decide that either the hefty price is too much for you or you need something else.

Here's where I come in.

I'm about to teach you how to cancel YouTube TV with a few easy steps.

What Is Youtube TV?

First of all, let’s start with what a streaming service is. 

It is an on-demand online entertainment source for TV, movies, and other streaming media.

YouTube TV is exactly that.

It lets you watch 85+ TV channels based on your subscription terms.

Also, this streaming platform allows you to record your favorite events and watch them later. You can also add the service to six different accounts, as well as watching it simultaneously on up to three devices.

How to Cancel YouTube TV Subscription?

You can either cancel or pause YouTube TV. Depends on why you want to stop using it and for what period. You can do it at any time and takes effect after your last paid period ends. 

Unless it's on a free trial, then it takes effect immediately. 

How to Cancel Youtube TV on a Computer

If you are using a PC to watch YouTube TV there are a few easy to do steps so you cancel your membership.

  • Open a browser and go to YouTube TV’s website. Once the page loads navigate to your profile avatar in the top right corner of the page.
  • Next search for the Settings option in the drop-down menu. 
  • There you will be able to see your subscription plan under the Membership section.
  • Click on Manage on the right side of your plan.

As you click on the Manage button you will see two options:

  • Pause
  • Cancel

YouTube will make everything possible to keep you as a customer. However, if you don’t want to pause it just click on Cancel.

On the next page, you will need to explain why you are canceling your YouTube TV subscription. Choose what suits you best and click on Continue Canceling. 

Be aware that if you choose Other, you will be asked to write a reason for your departure.

Then you will see two options: Pause instead and Yes, cancel. Click on the latter.

Voila! You have canceled the subscription and it will take effect on the next billing date.

How to Cancel Youtube TV on the Android Mobile App

Let’s assume you do not have your PC nearby, but you still want to cancel ASAP. 

Worry no more!

You can cancel it from every device.

First of all, open the аpp on your Android gadget. 

  • Navigate to the top right-hand corner of your interface and tap on the avatar of your profile. 
  • Select the Settings option from the menu.
  • Tap on Membership.
  • Select the Pause or Cancel membership under your YouTube TV plan.
  • If you are not sure about ending your subscription you can choose the Pause option. If you’ve made up your mind and still want to end it, click Cancel.
  • On the next page choose a reason and click on Continue canceling. 
  • Tap on Cancel membership.

How to Cancel Youtube TV on iPhone and iPad

Since there is no option to sign up for a YouTube TV membership in the iOS app, there is also no way to cancel through it. 

However, if you open the web version of the service in a browser you can do it from there.

The steps are the same as on a PC browser so you can follow them and get it done.

Pausing a membership subscription

If you pause your YouTube TV account all your settings and recordings will be saved for up to six months.

However, the pause will extend to the other accounts connected to your YouTube TV account. You can restart the service at any time.

Bear in mind that after this period the platform will charge you the normal monthly price of your plan.

Canceling your YouTube TV subscription

On the other hand, if you are fed up with the service you can cancel your YouTube TV membership instantly. The platform will delete your settings and recordings after 21 days. 

You can, however, restart your subscription at any time.

Make sure that you choose the right option so you don’t have to set it up again in the future and won’t lose out on promotions.

Pricing and plans

Even though it is a good way to get rid of cables, satellites, and TV boxes, YouTube TV costs a fair amount of money. 

Here’s the breakdown:

Unlike some other streaming platforms, YouTube TV has only one subscription plan with the option to add channels.

It costs 64.99$. You get 85+ channels, as well as an option to record all of your favorite shows without storage limitations.

What bothers the mass is that its price constantly increases with the media expanding its coverage and adding more channels to its list.

Since its launch, the price went from 30$ to 64.99$. That is the reason a lot of people are closing their accounts.

What Happens After You Cancel Youtube TV?

Of course, there will be consequences if you cancel your YouTube TV membership.
It depends though when you are canceling it. 

For example, if you end it during the Free Trial you will lose all of your recordings and settings immediately (add-ons included). Your access will be restricted instantly.

However, if you wish to cancel it during a paid subscription the platform won’t remove your access immediately. It will do it on the next billing date.

After the payment period ends you will lose access to your YouTube TV accounts. Also, the recordings in your library will expire after 21 days.

YouTube will save your preferences if you wish to re-sign up later, though. 

Beware that Google may also store limited information such as your home zip code for billing and fraud prevention purposes.

As you restart the subscription you will be charged according to your plan and add ons every month.

Wrap Up

Although the service is good and offers you quite a lot, it is not that cheap. For example, many other providers offer if not better, at least more affordable services.

Just be sure you’re truly ready to cancel. You can always pause YouTube TV for a while.

If you encounter any difficulties, you can contact support.  If you choose the chat option, you can get an immediate response. Sending an email will get you a response within 24 hours. You can also schedule to get a call.

Good luck!

FAQ.


Why can't I cancel my YouTube TV subscription?

Although canceling a YouTube TV membership is easy, some users are reporting problems with mobile devices.

If that’s you, try using a web browser instead. If the problem persists try contacting their online support via chat, email, or request a call.

How do I cancel YouTube TV?

As mentioned above, you can cancel it through an Android app or web browser.

  1. Open the YouTube TV mobile app on your Android device, or go to tv.youtube.com on a web browser.
  2. Tap on your profile photo.
  3. Go to Settings > Membership. 
  4. Click Manage.
  5. Click Cancel membership > Cancel.

Can you cancel YouTube TV during the free trial?

Yes, you can! However, you will instantly lose all your recordings, preferences, and access.

For more information on how to cancel a YouTube TV subscription, check the article above.

Is YouTube Premium included with YouTube TV?

No, since YouTube Premium is a separate membership. 

However, if you are both a Premium and YouTube TV member you can watch your favorite videos ad-free.

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Deyan G.

Deyan G.

Techjury.net's manager. Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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