Purchase & watch Primetime Channels on YouTube

Looking to sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket? We’re running a presale offer (ending 2/28) for the next season of NFL Sunday Ticket as a Primetime Channel via YouTube, or as an add-on via YouTube TV. Learn more. If you’re an existing customer, you can confirm your auto-renew status and billing date for YouTube here and for YouTube TV, here.

You can browse and watch official movies, TV shows, and live content on up to three devices with Primetime Channels on YouTube. You can do this by signing up for an individual network on YouTube TV or following the steps below to purchase a Primetime channel.

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 your provider's documentation for details on your plan and the ad experience.

How to purchase Primetime Channels on YouTube [US Only]

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Purchase & watch Primetime Channels on YouTube

  1. Go to Movies & Shows.
  2. Under Primetime Channels, select the channel you want.
  3. Select the channel logo and follow the steps to purchase. You can also search for a network channel, and select Sign Up to purchase a Primetime Channel. Once you’ve signed up, you can watch the networks you’ve purchased here and in your library. You may need to turn on location sharing to watch certain content.

Note: You can also get the NFL Sunday Ticket PrimeTime Channel.

Purchase & watch Primetime Channels on a smart TV

  1. Open the YouTube app on your supported smart TV. Make sure your computer and smart TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Movies & Shows.
  3. Under Primetime Channels, select the channel you want.
  4. Select the channel logo and follow the steps to purchase. You can also search for a network channel, and select Sign Up to purchase a Primetime Channel. Once you’ve signed up, you can watch the networks you’ve purchased here and in your library. You may need to turn on location sharing to watch certain content.

Note: If you’re a viewer in the United States, Germany, France, Australia, or the United Kingdom, you can watch Primetime Channels without switching between streaming apps and services. If there’s a channel you’d like to see added, let us know.

Note: You may see restrictions for certain programs with Primetime Channels on YouTube. Content owners set these viewing restrictions based on your current location, the content, device, and other restrictions. If a restriction is in effect in your location, we'll do our best to let you know.

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

Info for YouTube TV subscribers

Most networks available for YouTube TV members to purchase individually are also available to buy with Primetime Channels. This option excludes:

  • Network packages, like Sports Plus, Spanish Plus, and Entertainment Plus
    • Note: Certain networks within these packages are available to buy individually with Primetime Channels.
  • All HBO channels on YouTube TV

While YouTube TV subscribers can watch select programs on YouTube and YouTube TV, the watch experience may vary. YouTube gives access to certain premium features, content, and tiers that may not be available to you on YouTube TV.

Note: You can cancel a Primetime channel and request a refund at any time.

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