Watch live TV on Google TV

You can watch live TV from different live TV service providers on Google TV. To watch live TV, download an app from your TV service provider, if one’s available.

If you're in the United States, live TV can also appear in the Live section of your home screen after you add a service provider and complete the necessary steps.

Choose your live TV providers

Pluto TV

Live TV channels are available at no charge from Pluto TV. You can browse Pluto TV channels in the Live tab, your recommendations, and search results. To watch Pluto TV channels, you must install the Pluto TV app.

YouTube TV

On your Google TV, add a profile for the Google Account that you use for your YouTube TV subscription. When you open the app, you might need to switch accounts.

Tip: If you select YouTube TV as one of your streaming services, you may get YouTube TV recommendations in Google TV. Learn how to change the settings of your streaming services.

Sling TV

  1. Download the Sling TV app. Learn how to install apps on Google TV.
  2. Link Sling TV to your Google Account. Learn how to link a service with your account.


  1. Download the Philo app. Learn how to install apps on Google TV.
  2. Add Philo to your list of services. Learn how to add or remove a streaming service.

Choose your favorite channels

  1. On your Google TV, go to the Live tab.
  2. In the “All channels” view, find a channel you want to set as one of your favorites.
  3. Navigate to the channel name and select it.
    • A star will show up to confirm that the channel is now in your favorites.
  4. To browse what’s playing on your favorite channels, switch from the “All channels” view to the “Favorite channels” view.

Tip: To remove a channel from your favorites, navigate to the channel name and select it. The star will disappear, and the channel will be removed from your favorites.

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