Free trials are used to welcome new users to a particular service, in this case, YouTube TV. While on the free trial, you can do everything a paid subscriber would do, as well as enjoy the benefits that come with a paid subscription.
However, for some specific reasons, you may want to cancel a free trial, so you don't get charged the actual fee for subscribing to a particular YouTube TV plan. But, it is important to note that once you sign up on YouTube TV, your credit card would be billed a small fee to check if it's active and acceptable for paying your subscriptions.
In this article, we'd explore how to cancel a YouTube TV subscription and free trial - if you didn't find the service worthy.
YouTube TV is a premium streaming platform where registered users can stream lots of live TV channels and Original TV programming. The service is available in select regions and offers over 70 TV channels. It costs approximately $65 to be a YouTube TV subscriber, and the fee is billed monthly.
However, for the starts, you'd be welcomed with a free trial that lasts for 14 days. The YouTube TV app is available on most streaming services, smart TVs, mobile phones (iOS and Android), and computer systems. It is one of the best live TV streaming services - competing with the likes of Hulu Live TV and Pluto TV.
After you have signed up for YouTube TV and didn’t find it worthy of the $64.99 monthly subscription fee, you can cancel your subscription. In the same vein, if you’ve been a regular user of the service but do not wish to continue, you can still cancel your subscription.
You can cancel your subscription using the mobile app, or via a computer. The steps are provided below.
- Launch the official YouTube TV page on a web browser - tv.youtube.com
- Sign to your account and click on the “Profile Icon” on the top-right
- Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu
- Go to the Membership tab and click on Manage
- Then click the Cancel button
- You’d receive some prompts to confirm your stance, continue to click on Cancel Membership when the prompts appear.
- Open your YouTube TV app and tap on the Profile Icon
- Select “Settings” from the menu
- Go to the Membership tab and click on Manage
- Then click the Cancel Membership button
- Follow the prompts and cancel your account
Even after you have canceled your subscription, you'd still have access to the service until your billing cycles elapse. Then, at the expiration of your subscription/billing cycle, the account would be closed and you cannot access YouTube TV services any longer.
Note: If you cancel during a free trial, you will lose access to YouTube TV immediately upon cancellation.
Closing your YouTube TV subscription means your recorded programs would expire after 21 days; however, your library preferences would be preserved - just in case you want to re-signup later.
Whenever you restart your membership, you may not be eligible for promotional prices any longer and your recordings can’t be retrieved. Now, what should you do? It is best to download your favorite YouTube TV shows, so even if you cancel your subscription, you’d still have unlimited access to watch those shows.
Just as it is possible to download movies from Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu Live TV, and Netflix, it is also possible to download shows from YouTube TV. To download YouTube TV shows, you need a premium downloader like the Y2Mate DRM Downloader.
This downloader allows you to download YouTube videos, movies, and TV shows in bulk, in clear 1080p and 4K quality, along with high-quality audio tracks. It also preserves the shows' metadata and subtitles (if available). Y2Mate DRM Downloader is fast and removes ads from the shows you download.
All shows would be saved in MP4 format so you can play them on any of your devices at any time, without limitation. Below is the guide to downloading shows from YouTube TV.
First things first, download and install the Y2Mate software on your Windows PC; launch the app and proceed with the steps below.
Click on VIP services on the left pane. Then select YouTube from the available cards of supported premium streaming services. You’d be taken to another Window to log in to your YouTube account.
Sign in to your YouTube TV account and play the TV show or on-demand title you want to download. As the video is playing, a download icon would pop up at the top-right corner of the playing window. Click on the download button and choose your preferences.
The video would be added to your “Downloading” list, and you can download as many YouTube TV videos as you wish. To view all ongoing downloads, click on the “Downloading” tab on the left pane.
Inc conclusion, you can cancel your YouTube TV subscription at any time, but before you do that, download your favorite videos and save them on your PC, so you can watch them even after your account is closed.