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YouTube TV vs. YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium versus YouTube TV

With so many pros, cons, and everything in between, you must know the ins and outs of the different kinds of YouTube television sets. Only then will you be able to make the right choice for you.

Meet YouTube Television

Thinking about getting rid of your cable television? Great idea; cable is a thing of the past as it is. But where do you go from here? When it comes to your television options, what’s out there and worth it? YouTube Premium television is one place to look. It offers ad-free shows, music, and even YouTube original series to enjoy. Not everything is as great as it seems, however. We will explore the pros and cons of YouTube Premium, and why it may or may not be the right television option for you and your family.

Formerly known as YouTube Red, YouTube Premium is basically the paid version of YouTube the video sharing platform. YouTube offers a vast variety of videos, ranging anywhere from homemade shorts to professionally produced commercials. One of the main decisions when it comes to purchasing YouTube Premium is simple: how often do you use YouTube? If the answer is multiple times a day, then presumably this is a great option for you. If you don’t, it might behoove you to search elsewhere for your television needs. YouTube Premium still allows you access to all the videos you already enjoy watching, just without the advertisements. At $11.99, a month, it’s worth it if you use the platform daily. 

Not for you?

Sure, YouTube Premium is great, but what if it’s not enough for you? Even though cable had too many channels that you didn’t use, do you still find yourself missing the ones that you used to watch daily? If so, it might be a good idea to upgrade to YouTube TV. It’s much more expensive than the aforementioned $11.99 per month price, but it might make the whole experience more worth it. At the steep price of $49.99 per month, YouTube TV offers live television from over 70 channels without a cable box required. With this option, you can watch your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC streams, ESPN, regional sports networks, and more.

Additional sports and other networks can be purchased for an additional monthly fee, making this option more expensive than it might be worth. If you have a big family, this might be the ideal option as YouTube TV allows six accounts per household with three simultaneous streams. Say goodbye to the family arguments surrounding around what to watch after dinner finishes, for now the options are endless, including the options for where to watch. Though it’s a high price, it could benefit you greatly in the long run.

Digging deeper

Though you may be happy with channels you got back, are you now facing the same problem that you had when this journey began? It’s quite possible that this is your new reality. While having more options is typically better than fewer, it might be too many. Unfortunately, YouTube TV does not give you the option to customize your channels, so it’s back to square one. One pro to this as opposed to cable, however, is the lack of a cable box. Cable boxes are, well, boxy, and the cords all over the room are accidents waiting to happen. YouTube TV makes it easy and digital to watch the channels you want without having to call the cable company every time you experience some issues.

Unlike YouTube Premium, YouTube TV does still show some advertisements. At $49.99 per month, ads seem like an unnecessary part of the package. If it weren’t for the lack of cable boxes, it might have made more sense to stick with cable from the very beginning. There are pros and cons to everything but paying a steep price for television shouldn’t come with annoying advertisements.

In conclusion

When it comes to choosing the perfect television plan for you, the possibilities are just about endless. The market for subscription video on demand (SVAD) is huge right now and it’s only going to get bigger with time. YouTube Premium is perfect for the avid YouTube user who gets sick of ads but loves the content the platform provides. YouTube TV, on the other hand, offers multiple channel options without the pesky cable box. The downside? You might still be suffering through ads while paying an exorbitant amount of money. Even though there are cons to either option, they both offer excellent features and services to keep you entertained for hours upon hours. With the right research and a look at what it is you really want out of your television plan, your quest for optimal entertainment will soon pay off.

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