YouTube TV

YouTube TV PC Software

By Google, Inc.

  • Release date: 2018-10-15
  • Current version: 2.41
  • File size: 170.98 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Surface, All Macintosh OS

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Download and install YouTube TV on your Laptop or Desktop computer

4 Rating: 4 - 18,792 votes

If you want to install and use the YouTube TV app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use YouTube TV for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: YouTube TV for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type YouTube TV in the search bar and press Search. Click on YouTube TV application icon. A window of YouTube TV on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the YouTube TV icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: YouTube TV for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use YouTube TV for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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YouTube TV Software Features and Description

+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and more, including your local sports & news networks. +Watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV +Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored for 9 months. +6 YouTube TV accounts per household. Everyone gets their own login, recommendations and DVR. +Monthly pay-as-you-go membership; cancel anytime. Over sixty networks are available in YouTube TV: BROADCAST ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC SPORTS Big Ten Network , CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Decades, E!, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, MyNetwork TV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TNT, TruTV, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Newsy KIDS Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo ADDITIONAL NETWORKS SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more Availability: YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States. For the complete list, please visit our Help Center. Your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started! If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account you’re using at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. If you haven’t subscribed through iTunes, you can manage your subscription through YouTube TV. Terms of service: Paid terms of service: Privacy policy: Enjoy cable-free live tv now!

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Editor Reviews

  • Good in some ways, but then totally frustrating

    By DCF222
    I like that you are able to choose programs to record and that it will then automatically let you play any previously aired episodes for the current season. I love that I don't have to deal with pixelation or other loss of signal issues like with my over-the-air antenna. BUT, the app constantly loses its connection to/from my phone and Chromecast so when I want to rewind or fast forward, I'm left scrambling because I hit pause or any other button nothing happens on my tv (the app on the phone makes it look like it's working fine). You either have to disconnect and reconnect the app from your Chromecast before it will work (and cross your fingers it doesn't start your program over from the beginning like it did to me twice today with a 2 hour long show), or you can try closing the app on your phone and reopening it and hopefully it reestablishes the connection. I would also change the 15 second forward to a 30 second fast forward so I can more quickly get through long commercial breaks (but keep the rewind shorter, like 10 seconds, in case you accidentally overshoot commercials using FF).
  • Love it and won’t look back.

    By Lazy loopsy lion
    I have had YouTubeTV now for about 5 months and wish I would have made the change a long time ago. So happy to cut the cable and the outrageous monthly cost. I read some of these bad reviews and I don’t understand why people are having issues. I went out and purchased a few Roku’s for my tv’s and had them set up in less than 10 minutes. Now if I want to watch on my TV I just turn it on with my Roku remote and then click YouTubeTV and it connects right away and I don’t have to stream from my phone. I have found that most times I just lay in bed and watch my shows either live or from my library on my phone or IPad. I have yet to have any issues at all. I also love being able to be out and about and not miss any baseball or football games. Highly recommend this. Keep up the good work YouTubeTV.
  • YouTubeTV

    By lonelydragonfly
    PROS: you get your local channels, the staple channels such as ABC CBS NBC FOX etc. and a variety of sports channels. CONS: we have experienced CONSTANT problems despite the fact that we have high speed internet such as not being able to change channels because it will change on the phone but not on the TV and then no longer pulls up the TV to cast to so we are left to uninstall & reinstall the app EVERY time and programs not playing just to name a couple. Also not a very wide variety of channels to choose from. While you have options to choose from for sports, there's a deficiency to offer popular alternatives like possibly HGTV, GSN, Lifetime, Hallmark or any type of cooking channels. So when comparing pricing and channels offered with dish networks, it's really not worth the trouble to pay the same or comparable for less channels and less conveniences so I'm glad a free trial was offered to know what the service would be like before buying, although I've heard canceling is just as difficult.
  • Cutting the cable

    By gavinfla
    I’m a one subscriber and not sure how long I will be. But I haven’t had Home cable or Internet for five years now, it’s just to expensive to pay for something that keeps you trapped in your home. Think about it folks, these cable companies are making you pay to stay home. To me that’s a rip-off. I’ve seen many things disappear from our lives, wire phone, vinyl records, 8 track, VCR’s, development of pictures.. to mention s few. Sorry to tell you folks but cable is pase. I’m sure their will be a lot of cleanup work to make the app work flawlessly with all platforms but I think plugging in your cellphone to your TV is awesome!! I just hope they don’t get too greedy. I still have a lot learn about it before I decide to continue, and see if I still have TV when it’s stormy an of course money is always the deciding factor.

Software User Reviews

  • This app is awesome

    By drewaters
    It’s missing the multitasking that android has but otherwise, I have my dad, my uncle, and my mananger on my account and it works great even with the Xbox one version. Also adding shows and racing events like IMSA and PWC are easy to add.
  • No background on iOS

    By Thtsallfolks
    You allow background play on Android but for some reason want to punish your paying users for using iOS. I understand Google owns Android and are biased but this isn’t a free app like google maps. Which by the way is better on android but I am not complaining about that. I complain for YouTube Tv because we are paying for the service and background play is a very basic feature you decided to exclude for some reason. Otherwise the app is awesome, I canceled Directv Now for this and will monitor if you plan to bring background play. If not I am heading to Hulu.
  • Not worth it for me

    By *The American*
    The channel selection is sports heavy. I’m not that into sports. There’s no HGTV, ID, etc... The price is just too high for such a poor line up. I like the YouTube interface & I would switch providers if the channel line up & price became commensurate. Finally, I don’t really like the name “YouTube”. You on TV aka the tube... like boob tube... look at the boob on the the tube... IT’S YOU!
  • Almost as bad as traditional cable

    By Mike20181
    Incredibly overpriced for the selection of content and the advertisements are more annoying than cable. I seriously had no Idea I was paying $40/month to watch just as much advertisements as content.
  • Love It!!

    By Capt04
    Has worked like a charm. No issues or complaints. Don’t leave many reviews but felt this one was well deserved. Have as many as 3 TVs running the service and no hiccups what’s so ever. Very happy customer! Thanks
  • Can’t watch recorded Shows

    By Skooba26470
    Last update is blocking all shows. Except live TV? I want my $40 back! I thought sling TV sucked but you guys haven’t figured it out either. Now the sound doesn’t line up with the video more than 2 minutes. Painful to watch.
  • Location services has to be ON

    By Ghddddsss
    I gave it 1 star because it wants me to turn on my location before i could watch my showson the phone!!! Turning my location on my phone really drains my battery!!! This is really dissapointing.
  • Excellent experience on Apple TV and iPad

    By kaamoss
    I’ve been using this for 4 months now, and compared it with quality from Hulu. I generally do not have issues with buffer at home at fast internet at 1080p. The streaming quality is pretty good over 3g when I’m stuck in my car too. I have two main gripes. Fist, of you leave the Apple TV app running on the same channel without interaction for past 3 hours you’re likely to hit a playback error. This should really have an auto retry mechanism. Secondly, live sporting events (World Cup, post season baseball, etc) does tend to have issues with stuttering, buffering, and quality. Twice in the World Cup, YouTube tv’s entire service went down for 1-2 hours. It’s not a huge deal, but you sort of expect google of all companies to get this sort of thing right.
  • Best option out there.

    By Shutterpug
    update 10/20/18: I’ve used all of the streaming services and cancelled my Sling subscription a couple of months ago. YouTubeTV has a better channel lineup, less buffering, and a better dvr. Thank you for adding split screen, but I would really like to see PIP added, as MANY others have suggested. I also wish that YoutubeTV would start catering better to non-sports fans. Recently it seems that Youtube is only adding sports content. I really wish that i could opt out of such programming and get comedy central, MTV, and HGTV instead. I also appreciate that YoutubeTV acknowledged the service issue it had this past Tuesday, and offered subscribers a week free service to make up for the disruption. feature requests to bring up to 5stars... 1. More control over dvr recordings. Including: option to record single episode, new episode, series. Ability to delete recordings. Option to protect a recording, so that it doesn’t get deleted, indefinitely. 1b. Recently, shows on my dvr that i have already watched, are showing up as new when the VOD version is released. This is very annoying and i cant find a way to mark as watched, without re-watching the episode and all of the added commercials. Please fix this. 2. Higher resolution streams, I am often surprised by SD and poor quality resolution while watching even on my Roku that is hardwired to my internet connection. 3. expanded guide to include at least a weeks worth of programming. Thanks! (original review, long....) I originally cancelled after the free trial because of lack of device support (Roku). and limited channel selection. Decided to try again, now that TBS and TNT are available. I had fios for years and other than the price was happy. I’ve been using sling for the last year and other than excessive buffering and a limited (although fairly sufficient) channel line up, i was satisfied. But for 5 dollars more, I’m hoping to have a more stable service and an expanded channel line up. So far I am pleased but there are some issues I hope will be addressed. FYI, I watch mostly on my Roku and a Roku TV, and on my ipad when away from home 1. As some others have requested, I NEED a way to select favorite channels, so that I can filter out unwatched networks. I would settle for being able to organize networks by order of personal preference. I don't watch sports, and its frustrating having to scroll through countless sports networks to get to my watched networks. On that note, I wish there was a slim package w/out sports... 2. As others have requested, I wish there was way to record new episodes only. Honestly, it just makes it more difficult to find the episode I'm looking for, especially for shows in syndication. I dont need an unlimited dvr... 100-200 hrs would be sufficient. And, I would rather shows be kept indefinitely. 9 months is ok, but until deleted, would be better. 3. The auto play is extremely frustrating. I’m trying to catch up on newer episodes of the Big Bang Theory, but after watching a single episode it keeps switching to other shows... we should be able to turn it off or be able to set it up to autoplay by series, by favorites, or by suggestion for those adventurous enough to allow youtube to choose for them! 4. There doesn't seem to be a way to start watching where you left off. or it just isn't working properly. Again this seems to be a Roku issue. A choice to “Resume” or “Start over” would be helpful. 5. I really would like a way to utilize ipads multi tasking, so that youtube tv can be minimized when i need to use other apps. 6. Last suggestion, for both Roku and ios App, it would be helpful to be able to get episode info without starting playback. When I’m trying to figure out what i already watched a concise synopsis would be helpful. Thanks for reading!
  • Good

    By Ufjiffhj