How To Cancel YouTube TV: Step by Step

How To Cancel YouTube TV: Step by Step

Kiev, Ukraine - June 5, 2014: Brand new Apple iPhone 5S with YouTube application service on the screen lying on a desk with headphones.

printUA / Getty Images

YouTube has grown from a small upstart where you would go watch or upload your own funny videos to a booming streaming conglomerate. YouTube even has its subscription service – YouTube TV – that lets you watch live TV from major broadcast and popular cable networks in English and Spanish.

See: 3 easy tips to turn your credit problems into wows

YouTube TV is ideal for broadcast viewers, but can also be more expensive than other streaming services. If you miss the good old days of just randomly searching for music tutorials or footage of guys falling and can no longer justify the cost of YouTube TV, you’ll need to know how to cancel your subscription.

More for your money: Choose a high-interest savings, checking, CD or investment account from our list of top banks to start saving today.

How to Cancel YouTube TV: Desktop

It’s easy to cancel your YouTube TV subscription on any laptop or desktop by following these steps.

Cancel YouTube TV on PC

  1. Go to in your web browser and make sure you are signed in.
  2. Click your avatar in the top right corner and select Settings.
  3. Once in the Settings menu, click on Membership.
  4. Select Manage for the YouTube TV subscription option.
  5. Click Cancel – you also have the option to put your subscription on hold if you don’t want to cancel in full on the same page
  6. You must indicate your reason for cancellation before proceeding to cancel – you can also choose an alternative offer depending on your reason for cancellation.
  7. Click Yes, Cancel to confirm the cancellation.

How to cancel YouTube TV: Mobile

Many people consume most of their content on their phones. If you use the YouTube TV streaming service on your phone, you need to know how to cancel it on your phone – and how the process may differ depending on which device you’re using.

Cancel YouTube TV on an Android device

Android users have the option to either cancel their subscription in the mobile app or log in to the website in a regular browser.

  1. Open the YouTube TV app or go to in your browser and make sure you’re signed in.
  2. Tap your avatar in the top right corner and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on Membership.
  4. Select Manage for the YouTube TV subscription option.
  5. Click Cancel and indicate your reason for cancellation.
  6. Click Yes, Cancel to confirm the cancellation.

Cancel YouTube TV on an iPhone or iPad

iOS users don’t have the luxury of canceling a YouTube TV subscription in the iOS app. Instead, you should go to your preferred mobile browser and follow the same instructions as you would to cancel through the web page.

Pause your YouTube TV subscription right now

If you’re still not sure you want to cancel your YouTube TV subscription completely, you can pause it between four weeks and six months. You won’t be able to record new shows or access YouTube TV content, but anything you’ve already recorded will be stored for the standard nine-month period. You can restart your YouTube TV subscription whenever you want, and you will be charged as usual when it restarts.

To pause your subscription, just select Pause instead of Cancel on the Membership page.

Final take

If you do decide to cancel your YouTube TV subscription, be aware that any recorded shows you have in your library will expire after 21 days. After you cancel, you’ll still have access to your account until the end of the billing period, after which you’ll no longer have access to YouTube TV or add-on networks. Canceling your subscription only takes a few steps, and now that you know how, you just have to decide if you want to do it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions about canceling a YouTube TV subscription.

  • Why can’t I cancel my YouTube TV?
    • You can cancel your YouTube TV subscription at any time, but you won’t cancel if you try to do so on the iOS app. You can’t cancel directly through the app on an iPhone or iPad, but instead must sign in to your YouTube TV account through a regular web browser.
  • Can you cancel YouTube TV’s free trial and not be charged?
    • If you are an eligible first-time subscriber and you cancel before the end of the billing cycle, you will not be charged for the free trial.
    • If you wait until after the first billing cycle, or trial period, has ended, you will automatically be charged for the subscription, so be sure to cancel before your free trial expires.
  • How do I cancel my YouTube TV subscription on an iPhone?
    • Canceling your YouTube TV subscription is easy on an iPhone if you’re not in the mobile app. You cannot cancel your subscription from the iOS app, but you can log into your account via a web browser and cancel from there.

Editorial Note: This content is not provided by any entity covered in this article. Any opinions, analyses, reviews, ratings or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author alone and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any entity mentioned in this article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *