Watch live TV on Google TV

You can watch live TV from various providers on Google TV. To watch live TV from a specific provider, you may need to download their app.

If you're in the United States, the "Live" section of your home screen includes live channels from Google TV. You can get more live TV when you add service providers and complete the necessary steps.

Watch live TV from Google TV

Google TV comes with live TV channels at no charge and with no app installation, sign-up, or subscription needed. You can browse Google TV channels in the "Live" tab, your recommendations, or the Google TV channel player.

Available channels
  • 4Emergency
  • AccuWeather
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • Anger Management
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Are We There Yet
  • At Home with Family Handyman
  • Baywatch
  • BBC Earth
  • BBC Food
  • BBC Home & Garden
  • Billiard TV
  • Bounce XL
  • BritBox Mysteries
  • CBC News & Explore
  • Cheaters
  • Cheddar News
  • Cine Romántico
  • Circle
  • Classic Doctor Who
  • Court Legendary Trials
  • Court TV
  • Dateline 24/7
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Demand Africa
  • Divorce Court
  • DraftKings
  • Dry Bar Comedy
  • DUST
  • Easy Listening
  • Estrella News
  • Estrella TV
  • FailArmy
  • Family Affair Channel
  • Family Feud
  • FilmRise Action
  • FilmRise Free Movies
  • FilmRise Horror
  • FilmRise True Crime
  • Forensic Files
  • Game Show Central
  • Great American Adventures
  • Grit Xtra
  • Hallmark Movies & More
  • Heartland
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • Historias de Amor
  • iHeart90s
  • iHeart Christmas
  • iHeartCountry
  • IMPACT Wrestling Channel
  • Impossible
  • ION
  • ION Mystery
  • It's Showtime at the Apollo
  • Just for Laughs Gags
  • Kocowa K-Drama
  • LAFF More
  • Latino Vibes
  • Law & Crime
  • Lidia's Kitchen
  • Lo Mejor de Telemundo
  • LOL Network
  • Love Nature
  • Maverick Black Cinema
  • Midsomer Murders
  • MotorTrend FAST TV
  • Moviesphere
  • Murder She Wrote
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K)
  • NBC News Bay Area
  • NBC News Boston
  • NBC News Chicago
  • NBC News Connecticut
  • NBC News Dallas Fort Worth
  • NBC News Los Angeles
  • NBC News New York
  • NBC News NOW
  • NBC News Philadelphia
  • NBC News San Diego
  • NBC News South Florida
  • NBC News Washington DC
  • Newsmax
  • Outdoor America
  • Outside
  • Out TV
  • Paranormal Files
  • PBS Antiques RoadShow
  • PBS Nature
  • PFL Professional Fighters League
  • PGA Tour
  • PokerGo
  • PowerNation
  • REELZ Famous & Infamous
  • Remember the 80s
  • Reuters Now
  • Scripps News
  • Shades of Black
  • Sky News
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Speedvision
  • Stingray Classic Rock
  • Stingray HolidayScapes
  • Stingray Naturescape
  • Stingray Soul Storm
  • Swerve Combat
  • Tastemade
  • Telemundo Al Día
  • The Celebrity Name Game Channel
  • The Jamie Oliver Channel
  • The Pet Collective
  • The Price is Right - The Barker Years
  • This Old House
  • Today All Day
  • Top Gear
  • Universal Crime
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • World Poker Tour
  • Wu Tang Collection
  • Xumo Free Crime TV
  • Xumo Free Movies
  • Xumo Free Westerns
  • Xumo Holiday Movie Channel

Restrict adult content

You can use content restrictions to help screen out adult content for you or others on your TV. Content restrictions are optional settings for Google TV channels. To turn content restrictions on or off:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Go to the "For You" tab.
  3. Select Settings Settings and then Accounts & Sign-in.
  4. Select the account you want to restrict.
  5. Select Content Restrictions and then Google TV channels.
  6. Turn on or off.

Change your ad settings

Ads that play on Google TV channels may be personalized based on your device’s advertising ID or your Google Account info. Learn how to change your device and Google ad settings.

Watch live TV from other providers

Live TV channels from apps like Haystack News, Plex, Pluto TV, and Tubi are available at no charge. You can browse their channels in the Live tab, your recommendations, and search results. To watch their channels, you must install their apps. You can also add live TV channels from paid subscriptions like YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Philo.

YouTube TV

If you have a YouTube TV subscription and want to add it to your Google TV, add the Google Account 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

To add Sling TV to your Google 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.

To add Philo to your Google TV:

  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

To select favorite channels:

  1. On your Google TV, go to the Live tab.
  2. In the channel guide, find a channel you want to set as one of your favorites.
  3. Go to the channel name and select it.
    • A star shows up to confirm that the channel is now in your favorites.
  4. At the top of your channel guide, go to the “Favorites” section.

Tip: To remove a channel from your favorites, go to the channel name and select it. The star disappears, and the channel is removed from your favorites.

Manage your recent channels

You can find recently watched channels in the “Recents” section of your channel guide. To find the category, turn on Web & App Activity. Learn how to turn on Web & App Activity.

Tip: To remove a channel from your recents, go to the channel name and hold the select button until a menu appears. Tap Remove and the channel is removed.

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