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Remember when YouTube was a one-stop shop for viral entertainment made entirely by the people and for the people? While I am sure there are those who miss the days of the streaming platform’s more amateurish roots (specifically before it joined the Google family), it is likely that many of them are the same people thankful to use its Live TV subscription option, as an economically favorable alternative to cable. Indeed, among the YouTube TV channels available, you are bound to find just about any major television station you watch regularly… most of them, at least.

Of course, for every channel that is unavailable to you on YouTube TV (which we will get to later), the service makes up for it with a large selection of stations readily included with the purchase of a monthly subscription. Let’s say your poison is comedy of the stand-up or sketch variety, weekly sporting events, political dialogues, or if you like to binge a previously curated marathon of cinematic classics like in the days when premium stations ruled, there are plenty of channels available to keep you busy with live broadcasts related to all of that and more. It’s just like cable, but with a wi-fi connection instead.

Yet, just how many major channels are available, which ones are they specifically, and just how do local stations work on a digital TV subscription? We can answer those questions and more right here below, starting with a full breakdown of every station you would have at your fingertips with YouTube TV. We should warn you, however, that, just like what you might be able to find on pretty much any other streaming service, this list may be subject to change.

What it looks like when browsing through YouTube TV channels

What Channels Are Included With YouTube TV

So, let’s say that you are now an official subscriber of YouTube TV, having just purchased your own membership. You got yourself a high-quality digital streaming device that is compatible with the service (perhaps a Roku, an Apple TV device, an Amazon Firestick, or gaming console, or computer, for instance) and have the app downloaded to your library and have signed into it with your proper login credentials. Now, you are ready to enjoy the some good, old fashioned TV - the modern way.

The question on your mind that remains is, Where the heck do I start? Well, with all the major channels available on YouTube TV, that is a hard question for even us to answer. It might be best to being by sifting through the entire selection as it currently stands in alphabetical order:

  • ACC Network
  • Adult Swim
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • NBC Sports Network
  • COZI TV
  • Court TV
  • Discovery
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • SEC Network
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNews
  • Food Network
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News
  • Freeform
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MyNetworkTV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NBC Universo
  • Newsy
  • Nickelodeon
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • PBS
  • Pop
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TCM
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • VH1
  • WeTV
Watching network television on YouTube TV

What About Local Channels?

The average person likes to keep up with what is going on in their community by tuning into their local news, and understandably so. That being said, a common question asked in regard to these streaming services that offer the option for live TV is how they will be watch network television and with their local broadcasts included. Luckily, major networks like ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and The CW are all available with YouTube TV and all it takes to stream your local news is by setting your 5-digit zip code to receive your area’s complete lineup.

Even HBO Max can be part of your YouTube TV channels

Premium Channels YouTubeTV Offers

While sifting through the major network and cable channels included with YouTube TV, you may have noticed that premium stations you rely on for television free of commercial interruption, unlimited sports and other specialties were missing. Well, no need to worry about that either because the service does offer the following great selection of premiums that you can add on to your subscription for an additional monthly fee:

  • Acorn
  • AMC Premiere
  • Cinemax
  • CuriosityStream
  • EPIX
  • FOX Soccer Plus
  • HBO Max
  • NBA League Pass
  • Showtime
  • Shudder
  • Starz
  • Sundance Now
  • Urban Movie Channel (UMC)
You won't find "everything" on YouTube TV

Some Major Channels Not Included On YouTube TV

You may have also noticed while sifting through our list of channels compatible with YouTube TV that some other stations you either know of, have seen a few times, or even watch religiously were also nowhere to be seen. Well, unfortunately, as it tends to be the case with almost any TV provider, not every station in existence is at your disposal. Yet, compared to the amount of channels that are available to you with a subscription, missing out on the following channels is, arguably, a small price to pay:

  • A&E
  • Bloomberg
  • Boomerang
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • DIY
  • FYI
  • Hallmark
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie Channel
  • MTV2
  • NHL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons
  • Science
  • Viceland
  • Weather Channel

What do you think? Would you be satisfied with just the stations that YouTubeTV offers on its own (plus premium channels), or would you have a hard time living without any of the above exclusions? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back for additional information and updates on this digital platform, as well as everything else you need to know about all other major streaming services, here on CinemaBlend. And you can get more specifics on what's included with a Youtube TV subscription here.

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