YouTube TV Guide – How to Add Premium Channel Subscriptions

YouTube TV has become one of the most popular live TV streaming services, offering over 100 channels for just $72.99 per month. With no contracts or equipment fees, it provides a flexible and affordable way to cut the cord from expensive cable and satellite packages. One of the great features of YouTube TV is the ability to customize your channel lineup with premium add-on subscriptions.

What Channels Are Included in the Base YouTube TV Package?

The YouTube TV base package includes over 100 channels spanning entertainment, news, sports, and more. You’ll get access to all the major broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox as well as top cable channels including ESPN, TNT, TBS, HGTV, Food Network, and much more. Regional sports networks are also included for local team coverage.

The base package comes with:

  • Entertainment: AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Channel, E!, FX, Hallmark, MTV, TBS, TLC, TNT, USA Network, VH1
  • News: BBC World News, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC News
  • Sports: CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network
  • Kids: Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, PBS Kids, Universal Kids

And much more! You also get unlimited cloud DVR storage and up to 6 user profiles.

Adding Premium Channels and Content

In addition to the standard YouTube TV package, you can choose to add premium channels and content for an extra monthly fee. These give you access to additional sports, movies, original programming and more.

Here are some of the most popular premium add-ons available:


Get access to all of HBO’s original programming plus blockbuster movies for $14.99 per month. This includes shows like Game of Thrones, Euphoria, The White Lotus as well as movies from Warner Bros. like The Batman.


For $10.99 per month, get acclaimed SHOWTIME original series like Billions, Yellowjackets and Dexter. You’ll also get access to new movie releases and SHOWTIME boxing events.


STARZ add-on gives you access to hit STARZ originals like Outlander and Power for $8.99 per month. You can also watch recent Hollywood movies like Spiderman: No Way Home.


Get acclaimed original series from EPIX like Godfather of Harlem and From as well as blockbuster movies for an additional $5.99 per month.

Sports Plus

For sports fans, the $10.99 Sports Plus add-on gives you extra sports channels like NFL RedZone, Fox College Sports, GOLTV and more. Great for fans who can’t miss a game!

Entertainment Plus

Entertainment Plus adds 8 more top entertainment channels for $29.99 per month. You get channels like HDNet Movies, MGM HD, PixL and more.

How to Add Premium Channels on YouTube TV

Adding premium channels to customize your YouTube TV subscription is easy and only takes a few clicks.

On Desktop:

  1. Go to and login to your YouTube TV account
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right and select “Settings”
  3. Under “Membership”, click on “Manage membership”
  4. Scroll down and click “Try it free” or “Subscribe” on any premium channel add-on
  5. Enter your payment information to confirm your add-on subscription

On Mobile:

  1. Open the YouTube TV app on your device
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right and choose “Settings”
  3. Select “Membership”
  4. Scroll down to “Premium networks & more” section
  5. Tap “Subscribe” on any premium channel and enter your payment details

Once subscribed, you’ll be able to access all the content from that premium channel right within the YouTube TV interface. And you can easily cancel any add-on through your YouTube TV membership settings without penalties.

Customizing Your YouTube TV Experience

With the base package and premium add-ons, you can truly customize a YouTube TV lineup that works for your household. Sports fans can get their fix of games while movie buffs can access all the latest films and originals.

The flexibility to add and remove premium channels is a major benefit over traditional cable. And you can change your subscriptions from month-to-month based on what content you want access to.

With YouTube TV’s unlimited DVR and wide range of channels and add-ons, it provides a complete cable-replacement service that can be tailored to your needs. Give it a try with the free trial and see how easy it is to streamline your TV experience!