If you’re a recent cord-cutter, you may be looking for alternative ways you can still watch live TV. Fortunately, there’s a variety of free and premium apps available for you to check out, which you can integrate and use on your Amazon Firestick. One of these paid platforms is none other than YouTube TV. The app didn’t use to be available on Amazon’s App Store, but in 2019, the company announced that YouTube TV was finally added.
“We heard your feedback, and are so excited to bring the YouTube TV to Fire TV customers in the US, providing more ways to enjoy live TV on Fire TV,” said the Fire TV Product Marketer, Michael Polin.
YouTube TV Features
YouTube TV is a paid streaming service that allows you to watch live TV without needing cable or satellite. The subscription offers over 85 channels for you to browse through, including breaking news, TV shows, movies, local and national live sports, and so much more. The basic subscription already comes with popular channels like NBC, ESPN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and others. On the other hand, if you want to stream premium networks like SHOWTIME, Fox Soccer Plus, STARZ, and others, then you’d have to pay extra.
A single YouTube TV subscription is able to host up to 6 accounts per household. This membership already comes with unlimited storage for Cloud DVR as well. The app can downloaded on most Firestick/Fire TV apps, namely:
- Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Fire TV Cube
- all Toshiba
- Westinghouse Fire TV Edition
- Fire TV Cube (1st Gen)
- Fire TV (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV (3rd Gen — Pendant Design)
Unfortunately, it’s not available on both Fire TV Stick (1st Gen) and Fire TV (1st Gen).
Creating a YouTube TV Account
Before you get to use YouTube TV as a media streaming platform, you need to create an account for the service first. The platform is available for $64.99 per month, but you can try it out for free first. If you’re hesitant to commit to this monthly service, then you should definitely try out the free trial to see if this app suits your needs.
If you don’t like it, then you can cancel the subscription at any time.
How To Install YouTube TV on Firestick
On your Firestick’s home screen, tap on the Search function (the magnifying glass icon).
Type YouTube TV on the search bar using the on-screen keyboard.
Select the YouTube TV app once you see it on the list. You may have to scroll through the apps to find it.
Tap Get or Download, depending on what shows on your end.
Wait for the app to finish downloading, then click Open once it’s done.
Enjoy! You now have the YouTube TV app downloaded and installed on your Amazon Firestick.
The YouTube TV app may offer premium services, but its price tag may cause some interested users to fall back. Really weigh the pros and cons of this service before fully committing. You can check out other IPTV options like Oreo TV if you’re looking for a different app with different capabilities.