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How to cancel YouTube TV: step-by-step instructions

Learn how to cancel YouTube TV in this simple step-by-step guide.

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There’s a lot to like about YouTube TV. From its live tv channel lineup that includes news and sports, to its unlimited cloud DVR storage space, it’s easy to see why you may have been tempted to subscribe to the streaming service versus the expense of digital cable and add-on packages. It’s extremely popular with those who practice “cord cutting” and usually compliments an on-demand streaming service like Hulu or Netflix.

However, YouTube TV has not been short of drawbacks. For one, the subscription price keeps going up When it first launched, YouTube TV subscription cost $35 per month, which rose to $40 in 2018, then $50 in 2019, and now the monthly cost stands at $64.99. And depending on where you’re located, you may not be able to watch your favorite regional sports network.

Whether that lack of access is turning out to be a bummer, or perhaps you’re tired of the price hikes, or maybe you simply don’t use the service anymore, here’s how to cancel YouTube TV from the web and mobile app.

How to cancel YouTube TV from the website

An easy way to cancel your YouTube TV account is through the streaming service’s website, which you can access via Mac, Windows, or Linux. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.


Step 1: Open the YouTube TV website

On your browser, head over to the official YouTube TV website. You’ll see your avatar at the top right corner of the screen.

Click you YouTube TV avatar in the top-right corner


Of course, this only appears if you’re signed in. In case you are not, then make sure to do that before proceeding with YouTube TV cancellation.


Step 2: Open settings

Click on your avatar to open a dropdown menu. From that menu, select “Settings”.

Select the "Settings" button from the drop-down menu


Step 3: Select membership

Under settings, you’ll see three options: Membership, Billing, Family sharing, and Live guide. Click on “Membership” to view your base plan. On the far right, there’s a “Manage” button.

Click the "Manage" button next to the Base Plan listing

Click on it.


Step 4: Cancel membership

Go ahead and hit “Cancel” to end your YouTube TV subscription.

Select the "Cancel" link


YouTube TV will notify you that your current subscription will end once your current billing cycle is over.

It will also give you the option to pause subscription rather than end it altogether. This is a valid alternative in case you just need a break from YouTube TV for one reason or another. You can choose to pause your YouTube TV subscription for any period between four weeks and six months. But if you’re set on ending it permanently, then you can proceed to the next step.


Step 5: Provide a reason for cancellation

As you would expect, YouTube TV is not just going to let you leave. It will want to know why you’re canceling your subscription. Go ahead and pick a reason that resonates with you from the options provided.

Choose an option for canceling and then click the "Continue Canceling" button


Keep in mind that if you choose “Other” reason, then YouTube TV will want you to write a fairly in-depth explanation why you’re choosing to cancel membership.


Step 6: Finalize

Select “CONTINUE CANCELING” to proceed. The next page will show when your current billing cycle will end.

Click the "Yes, Cancel" button

Now, click on “YES, CANCEL” to terminate your YouTube TV subscription.


How to cancel YouTube TV from the mobile app

The YouTube TV app gives you the option to cancel your YouTube TV membership from an Android mobile device. This is a great alternative if you currently don’t have access to your computer. You can also terminate your subscription using an iPhone, but the procedure is a bit different. That’s because the iOS version of the YouTube TV app – which runs on iPhones and iPads – doesn’t have the option to cancel YouTube TV right from the app. But there’s a way to work around the issue by canceling membership through your phone’s browser.

How to cancel YouTube TV on Apple iPhone or Apple iPad

If you’re using an Apple iOS device, then the procedure is pretty much the same as when using a computer. Follow these steps to cancel YouTube TV:

1. On your mobile’s browser, head over to tv.youtube.com.

2. Click on your profile photo, which you can find at the top right corner of the page. Note that you have to be logged in to see it.

3. On the dropdown menu, select “Settings” then proceed to “Membership” and finally click “Manage”.

4. Select “Cancel Membership” to cancel YouTube TV. Again, you’ll have the option to pause subscription for a period between four weeks and six months. If this sounds more appealing, then click “Pause”. But if your mind is set on ending the subscription completely, then choose “Cancel membership”.

5. Select a reason for canceling from the provided list. If your reason doesn’t appear on the list, you can select “Other” and then type out why you want to cancel YouTube TV.

6. Select “Continue Canceling” and then on the final page, review the cancellation and choose “Yes, Cancel”.

7. After you cancel your subscription you can head to the Apple App Store and delete the app from your Apple device.

How to cancel YouTube TV on Android

If you are using an Android smartphone or tablet from a company like Google or Amazon, you can cancel YouTube TV directly from the app. Here’s the step-by-step procedure.


Step 1: Open the YouTube TV app, then head over to your profile photo, which you can find at the top right corner of the app.

Click you YouTube TV avatar in the top-right corner of the app


Step 2: Tap on your profile photo to open a dropdown menu. From that menu, select “Settings”.

Select the "Settings" option


Step 3: Under “Settings”, select “Membership

Tap the "Membership" button


Step 4: Tap the “Manage” button, which you can find to the right of your listed base plan.

Tap the "Manage" button next to the Base Plan listing


Step 5: Hit “Cancel” to end your YouTube TV subscription.

Tap the "Cancel" link


But in case you just want to take a break from the streaming service, then you can opt to tap “Pause” and choose how long you plan to be away. This can be any period between four weeks and six months.


Step 6: Choose a reason for your YouTube TV cancellation from the provided list.

Choose an option for why you are canceling


In case none of the listed reasons is valid to you, go ahead and tap “Other” and then type out why you’re opting out of YouTube TV. Now select “Continue Canceling”.


YouTube TV will offer pausing your membership. Select the "Continue Canceling" button to proceed


Step 7: Finalize YouTube TV cancellation by tapping “Continue Canceling”


Tap the "Yes, Cancel" button


Step 8: After you cancel your subscription you can head to the device’s App Store (eg: Google Play Store or Amazon App Store) and delete the app from your Android device.

Frequently asked questions

How do I cancel YouTube TV?

To cancel YouTube TV, go to the YouTube TV website on your computer. Click on your profile photo, then select Settings > Membership > Manage > Cancel.

Can you cancel YouTube TV by phone?

Yes, you can cancel YouTube TV by phone. If you’re using an iOS device (iPhone or iPad), open the browser, then go to the YouTube TV website. Click on your profile photo, then select Settings > Membership > Manage > Cancel.

If you’re using an Android device, start by opening the YouTube TV app. Tap on your profile photo, then select Settings > Membership > Manage > Cancel.

How do you cancel a YouTube TV free trial?

Visit the YouTube TV website. Go to Settings > Membership > Manage > Cancel.

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