How to Cancel YouTube TV? (& Pause It)

How to Cancel YouTube TV? (& Pause It)

Launched in 2017, YouTube TV was a great alternative streaming service offering the convenience of watching live tv on any device at any time with their unlimited cloud DVR. Along with costing just 35 dollars per month, it quickly became a smart option for people looking for a more cost-effective and convenient replacement to traditional streaming tv services. With YouTube TV’s latest inclusion of the Viacom Networks to their channel lineup, their monthly price has risen up to 65 dollars per month, which is far from being a good deal at this point. If you too no longer want to use their services due to the price increase, here is how to pause or cancel YouTube TV membership.

There are two ways you can cancel your membership. One is by using your computer and the other one is from the mobile app. It is also possible to pause your YouTube TV membership. We will touch upon it in the article. Let’s start with canceling on your computer.

Cancel YouTube TV on Computer

Cancel YouTube TV Membership On Your Computer

The easiest way to cancel your YouTube TV Membership is by doing it online on your computer. Here is how to do it.

  1. Go to tv.youtube.com on your PC or Mac devices.
  2. Click your avatar on the top right corner of the website. Select “Settings” from the drop down menu.
  3. Next, click on “Membership.”
  4. Click on “Pause or Cancel Membership” under the “Youtube Tv” listing and select “Cancel.”
Cancel YouTube TV on Mobile

Cancel YouTube TV Membership On Your Phone

If you have an android device, you can cancel YouTube TV on the YouTube TV App. There is no feature like that available for iPhone or iPad, so if you don’t use an android device, you have to cancel your subscription on your computer. To cancel YouTube TV subscription on your android device:

  1. Open YouTube TV App on your Android device.
  2. Click on your avatar on the top right corner of the interface. Select “Settings” from the menu.
  3. Click on “Membership”
  4. Select “Pause or Cancel Membership” under the “Youtube Tv” listing and tap “Cancel.”

What Happens After You Cancel Your YouTube TV Membership

After canceling your membership, you will still have access to your YouTube Tv account until the end of your payment period, unless you are on a free trial. In that case, you will lose access to your account immediately after cancellation. Keep in mind that all of your recorded programs in your library will expire in 21 days, so if you are unsure about canceling your YouTube TV account right away, you have the option to pause your membership.

How to Pause YouTube TV

Pause Your YouTube TV Membership

If you are not sure whether you are ready to deactivate your YouTube TV membership, you have the option to pause it for a duration of minimum 4 weeks up to 6 months. The pause will start after the end of your current billing cycle, and you won’t be able to access YouTube TV after the pause starts, but your previously recorded programs will be saved until the end of the paused period. Here is how to pause your Youtube TV membership:

  1. Open the YouTube TV app on your android device or go to tv.youtube.com on a web browser.
  2. Click on “Settings” and choose “Membership.”
  3. Select “Pause or Cancel Membership” and click “Pause Membership.”

Canceling YouTube TV in Short

YouTube TV was one of the best alternatives to traditional streaming services, but after the recent price hike, it became even more unaffordable. You can cancel or pause your YouTube TV membership easily without any additional cost on your web browser at tv.youtube.com or the YouTube TV app on your android device. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can pause your YouTube TV membership from 4 weeks up to 6 months without losing your previous recordings.

You can cancel your YouTube TV membership on the YouTube TV App or tv.youtube.com

Your previous recordings will expire in 21 days after the end of your payment period, but Youtube TV will save your library preferences if you restart your membership. 

Not at all, if you follow the steps we have mentioned above and apply them, it should be quite easy to cancel it.

There is no fee for it. You will still have access to your account until your payment period ends, however, you cannot use it to view the content.

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3 Comments

  1. Johns
    Johns

    I need to cancel YouTube TV as I spend too much time on it. Thanks for helping me out.

  2. Johns Hurley
    Johns Hurley

    I need to cancel YouTube TV as I spend too much time on it. Kudos for this informative text.

  3. David
    David

    Can you cancel your membership repeatedly without penalty? We only wish to have it during football season.