Watch shows, sports, events, & movies

You can watch live TV or add your favorite shows, movies, and more to your library for future viewing on YouTube TV.

Watch programs on the Home, Live, or Library tabs


Home is where you'll find recommendations for what to watch on YouTube TV. These recommendations are based on your watch history on YouTube TV and YouTube—learn how to manage your history on YouTube TV and on YouTube. You'll see a combination of live TV shows, on-demand programs, and YouTube videos.


Live is where you can scroll through networks to see which programs are on right now. Select any program to watch the live airing.  
You can customize the Live tab to match your viewing preferences. For example, you can hide certain networks so that only your favorite networks appear, or reorder networks in the guide. 

To customize: 
  1. On the Live tab, select Sort.
  2. Select Edit
  3. Customize your Live tab in the Live guide  settings page. 
  • If you've previously customized your Live tab to only see certain networks, you'll need to add any new networks to your customized network lineup. 
  • You can also customize your Live tab viewing preferences by selecting your profile picture and then Settings  and then Live guide  on a mobile device or web browser. Once set, your Live tab preferences will be reflected in YouTube TV on all of your devices. 


Library is where you'll find all of your recorded shows, sports games, events, or movies. You'll also see scheduled recordings, recently recorded videos, and most-watched networks. Learn more about how to add programs to your library.

Search for programs, genres, and networks 

Search bar

In the search bar, you can search for shows, movies, sports teams, events, actors, networks, and more. 
To search:
  • Select Search  on any screen.
  • Enter a search term into the search bar and hit enter.
  • If you're using a mobile device, you can also search by voice by selecting the microphone  on the right side of the search bar.  

Browse by types of programs

You can browse TV shows, movies, family programs, news, and sports on the Search page. Select Search  on any screen, then select an icon (Shows, Movies, and so on) under "Browse," directly below the search bar. 

Browse by network

Browse networks to see programs available on different networks. To find a list of networks, select Search  on any screen and scroll down to "Networks." You can also search for a specific network by entering the network name into the search bar.

Note: Network pages may look different from one another, as they're each managed by individual networks.

Manage autoplay settings 

Turn on/off autoplay

When you start the YouTube TV app on your TV, one of your top recommendations will autoplay, unless you've turned off this feature. To turn this feature on or off:

  1. Click Settings. 
  2. Scroll down to select Autoplay on Start.
  3. Toggle to turn the feature on or off.
  • In the YouTube TV mobile app, you can press down on your screen on any page to open a Menu. The Menu includes various actions, like adding a program to your library. 
  • For any show, movie, or event, you can visit the program page to see episodes, cast members, and more. If you see a YouTube video that's not available on YouTube TV, you'll be redirected to the YouTube app. 
  • Most programs on YouTube TV are available in English by default. Sometimes, programs may be available in Spanish. If so, you'll see "Español" written next to the video.
  • YouTube TV is not currently available in offline mode. 
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