YouTube Premium vs YouTube TV: How do They Differ

YouTube TV recently increased its prices to $50 per month (or $55 via Apple)

YouTube Premium vs YouTube TV. The YouTube now offers two premium video services. YouTube Premium (previously YouTube Red) and the newly announced YouTube TV both appear to offer a paradise of content to streamers, but it could be confusing to figure out what you get with each.

YouTube TV
YouTube TV

While YouTube TV looks to restore your TV service, YouTube Premium is more targeted at those who cannot get enough of the videos that you can find on YouTube itself. Here are the differences between YouTube Premium and YouTube TV.

What do YouTube Premium and YouTube TV offer?

YouTube TV is a replacement for cable-TV service, providing a mix of cable-TV channels, broadcast networks and live news.

YouTube Premium is an optimized version of the video site that is advertisement free and features exclusive content made by popular YouTubers.

You may not need to pay for YouTube Premium for the dubbed, latter, YouTube Originals, in the future.

A Hollywood Reporter story declares that “a source with direct knowledge of the company’s plans” claims that YouTube’s changing its pivot from paid subscription-supported content to ad-supported content, starting in 2020. The report knot this to YouTube Originals not reaching a large enough audience.

YouTube Originals are also features on YouTube TV.

Cost of YouTube Premium and YouTube TV

YouTube Premium is $11.99 per month, while YouTube TV costs $50 per month. Your YouTube Premium subscription comes with six accounts, with three simultaneous streams available.

YouTube Premium includes free access to Google Play Music and YouTube Music Premium, its Spotify competitors. If you buy a YouTube TV subscription via one of its tvOS or iOS apps, though, you will be spending an extra $5 per month.

Where can YouTube Premium and YouTube TV be used?

YouTube Premium and YouTube TV can be accessed in the similar ways: with Android and iOS devices, Computers and Chromecast-enabled TVs (whether built-in or connected).

YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium

YouTube TV is its own application, while YouTube Premium is found by opening the conventional YouTube site or application (provided that you are subscribed).

You can access YouTube Premium on Apple TV set-top boxes and Roku, but not on the Amazon Fire TV. YouTube TV runs on both of those, plus Android, iOS, Xbox One, Chromecast and select Smart TVs from LG, Sharp, Samsung, Hisense and Vizio.

How will you save YouTube Premium and YouTube TV content?

YouTube Premium lets videos to be saved to local devices for playback later. The exceptions are when content creators decide they don’t want to allow for that.

YouTube TV includes a cloud-based DVR with few limitation. You can record as many shows as you want at once, without any storage limits. The only restriction is that YouTube TV will erase recordings after nine months.

Bottom Line

YouTube TV vs YouTube Premium both make it very easy to consume loads of content, but they differ in what they provide. Cord-cutters will want YouTube TV, while YouTube Premium is for those who love their YouTube and want as much of it as possible, without any ads.

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