Have you been considering canceling your YouTube TV subscription due to the recent price hike? Stick around as we guide you through the process of canceling your YouTube TV subscription and provide information on temporarily pausing it while you explore other options.
In addition to the latest price hike revealed at the end of June, YouTube TV is introducing ViacomCBS’ lineup of channels. However, the jump from $35, $45, or $50 (depending on your signup date) to $65 is likely to prompt many individuals to contemplate discontinuing their subscription. This nearly doubles the monthly expense compared to when the service initially entered the competitive streaming industry back in 2017.
This pricing may indeed appear quite steep in 2022, particularly given the current high levels of inflation.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to cancel your YouTube TV subscription. Once canceled, your subscription will remain active until the end of the billing month.
Note: If you cancel a free trial, you will immediately lose access to the service.
This article provides guidance on various methods to cancel YouTube TV and outlines the post-cancellation expectations for:
- iOS Device
- What To Expect
Step 1: Visit tv.youtube.com to access YouTube TV through a web browser.
Step 2: Click on your avatar located in the top right corner.
Step 3: Choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu (positioned directly below your email) and then select “Membership” from the subsequent drop-down menu.
Step 4: Once more, select “MANAGE” from the menu.
Under the Membership section in your settings, click on “MANAGE.”
Step 5: Decide whether you want to “PAUSE” or “CANCEL” your subscription.
Make the decision whether you want to temporarily pause your subscription for a specified duration or cancel your subscription entirely.
Step 6: Pick your reasons for terminating your subscription.
Confirm the valid reason to cancelling your YouTube TV subscription
Step 7: Review and confirm your cancellation by clicking on “YES, CANCEL.”
Take a moment to review your plan, and when you’re ready, confirm your cancellation.
Google’s support site provides a detailed explanation of this procedure. Alternatively, you can follow the steps outlined below:
Step 1: Open the YouTube TV app or go to tv.youtube.com in your web browser.
Step 2: Tap on your avatar located in the top right corner.
Click on your avatar in the top-right corner of your mobile web browser.
Step 3: After clicking on your avatar, access your “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
Choose “Settings” from the mobile menu screen.
Step 4: From the “Settings” menu, choose “Membership.”
Navigate to the “Membership” section to make changes to your subscription.
Step 5: For the subscription(s) you intend to cancel or pause, select “MANAGE.”
Select “MANAGE” next to the subscription you want to cancel.
Step 6: From the next screen, choose between “PAUSE” or “CANCEL.”
Select between temporarily suspending or discontinuing your subscription.
Step 7: Indicate your reason for canceling the subscription(s).
Pick a rationale for your subscription cancellation.
Step 8: Decide whether you want to proceed with canceling your subscription or explore alternative offers based on your reason for canceling.
Take a moment to review your cancellation decision or opt to switch to temporarily pausing your subscription.
Step 9: Once more, to confirm the cancellation, select “YES, CANCEL.”
Please confirm your subscription cancellation.
Step 10: If you wish to temporarily suspend your subscription on YouTube, you can do so by navigating to “MANAGE” membership and opting for the “PAUSE” option for a predefined duration.
The YouTube TV iOS app does not offer the option to cancel your subscription. Therefore, Google, the parent company of YouTube, suggests canceling the subscription through a mobile or computer web browser, following the same steps as outlined above for canceling from a computer.
To cancel your YouTube TV membership using a mobile browser, follow these steps:
- Go to tv.youtube.com in your mobile browser and sign in.
- Tap on your avatar located in the upper right corner.
- In the “Settings” menu, click on “Membership.”
- From the dropdown menu, opt for either “PAUSE” or “CANCEL” membership.
- Next, choose “Cancel membership” from the dropdown menu.
- Finally, confirm your cancellation by selecting “CANCEL” from the drop-down menu.
These instructions will lead you through the process of canceling your YouTube TV membership using a mobile web browser.
What To Expect
Upon cancellation of your YouTube TV subscription:
- You will continue to have access to YouTube TV until the end of your current billing month
- Any add-on networks will no longer be accessible after that date, and you won’t be able to add new add-on networks without a subscription.
- After a period of 21 days, any recorded programs in your library will expire. However, YouTube will preserve your library preferences, including shows, sports teams, and events you’ve added, in case you choose to rejoin at a later date.
- If you choose to reactivate your YouTube TV membership at a future time, you may not qualify for special rates or have access to previously recorded shows.
- Google may retain limited information, such as your home zip code, for billing and fraud protection purposes.
You’ve covered all the essential information regarding canceling your YouTube TV subscription! With just a few clicks or taps on your mobile or desktop devices, you can liberate yourself from the burden of overpricing.
If you have any advice or tips for individuals considering canceling their YouTube TV subscription, we welcome you to share your insights in the comments section below. Your input could prove valuable to others as they weigh their options and make informed decisions.