What are YouTube Primetime Channels?

How to purchase Primetime Channels on YouTube [US Only]

With Primetime Channels, you can browse, purchase, and watch tv shows, movies, and events all in one place – within YouTube.

If you’re a viewer in the United States, you can purchase a Primetime Channel, like Showtime or Starz, and watch programs on YouTube without having to switch between different streaming apps and services. Once you make a purchase, you can watch on all of your devices, like your phone, tablet, computer, or TV. For most Primetime Channels, you can use YouTube to watch on up to three devices at the same time.

Learn more about how to sign up for a Primetime Channel, and how to watch a purchase on YouTube.

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Info for YouTube Premium subscribers

Some YouTube Premium features, like ad-free viewing, are not available on Primetime Channels. If you’re a YouTube Premium subscriber, and you purchase a Primetime Channel, you cannot:

  • Download programs for offline viewing
  • Play videos in the background while using other apps on a mobile device
  • Watch programs without commercial breaks
    • Note: Content providers determine whether there are ads. Depending on the network and specific content you purchase, some programs will have ad breaks while others will not. Check out the provider's documentation for details on the plan, including the ad experience.


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