How to Cancel YouTube TV

The world’s most popular video streaming platform has seen an even bigger rise in popularity with its YouTube TV membership subscription. Although it features more than 85 top channels and limitless storage recording options, some people still might want to unsubscribe or cancel their membership.

As a matter of fact, you can even pause your membership, if you so desire. Here is how to cancel or pause your YouTube TV subscription.

How to Cancel a YouTube TV Subscription from an iPhone

Keep in mind that this method works the same for all iOS devices, meaning that you can use it on your iPad.

Some people prefer to watch their favorite YouTubers and streamers from their little screens these days (meaning phones and tablets). Some even like to watch their TV content from the palms of their hands, in transit, while waiting for appointments, etc. Others simply use smartphones and tablets to control their streaming on a bigger, smart TV. If your question pertains to whether or not you can cancel/pause your YouTube TV membership from your iPhone, the answer is yes!

Canceling Your Membership

  1. Start by navigating to tv.youtube.com using your favorite phone/tablet browser.
  2. Then, once properly logged in, navigate to Settings, followed by Membership.
  3. Then, go to Pause or cancel membership and tap Cancel membership on the next screen. Confirm, and that is it.

Pausing Your Membership

Although pausing your membership is entirely possible on YouTube TV, it can not be done via an iOS device. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and want to pause your YouTube TV subscription, you will be disappointed. But come on, going to your computer and pausing the subscription is not that much of a hassle. And yes, macOS owners can pause their YouTube TV memberships using Apple computers.

How to Cancel a YouTube TV Subscription from an Android Device

As an Android owner, you are in luck when it comes to pausing your subscription. Whether you are using a tablet or a smartphone, as long as it is Android, you will be able to cancel or pause your membership on YouTube TV.

Canceling Your Membership

The entire process works pretty much the same as the previously explained iOS examples. You are going to be using your phone’s browser, so things are not going to be any different. Just follow the above-outlined method for iPhones and iPads.

Pausing Your Membership

Yes, pausing your YouTube TV membership actually works exactly the same way as canceling. Although the results are much different, to pause your membership, all you need to do is navigate to the Pause or cancel membership menu, hit Pause membership, and confirm it.

How to Cancel a YouTube TV Subscription from Windows PC or Mac

To cancel/pause your subscription using your Mac or Windows computer, you need to follow the same guide. Well, the moment you open your browser, that is. Everything up to that point depends on the device’s OS.

Canceling Your Membership

Well, nothing new here. Just as you did on your iOS/Android device, you need to use the browser and follow the exact steps that were outlined above. The only difference here will be clicking instead of tapping (if applicable).

Pausing Your Membership

To pause your YouTube TV membership, just refer to the guides above. Yes, again, this works pretty much the same for both macOS devices and those running Windows. In fact, as long as you’re using a browser on your device, there is little or no difference. Well, except on iOS devices, where you will not be able to pause your membership.

The Aftermath

Naturally, both canceling and pausing your YouTube TV subscription has effective consequences. But the effects of these actions are very much different. Here is what happens after you’ve canceled and after you have paused your YouTube TV membership

Canceling

First of all, let us say that you are canceling your subscription during the initial free trial period. If you cancel during this period, you will immediately lose the entirety of your YouTube access. The moment you click/tap Cancel membership and confirm, you will no longer be able to access YouTube TV.

If you are not on the free trial period, though, and are within the payment period (calculated at the end of the month), your access will remain intact until the end of the current payment period. You will be notified when this period ends when you cancel.

But what happens when you no longer have access to YouTube TV? Well, for one, you will not be able to add and access any add-on networks. Without a membership, this is simply impossible. Another vital thing to note is that all your recorded programs will expire inside your library after 21 days.

However, your library preferences won’t go anywhere – YouTube TV will save them, just in case you decide to sign up for the membership again. If you so choose, though, you may no longer be eligible for promotions including prices and actions. Plus, you may not end up having access to your previously made recordings.

For fraud prevention and billing purposes, Google may choose to store your info (for instance, your home zip code).

Pausing

If you opt for pausing your membership, you will have an option to choose how long this is going to last. You can choose any time range between four weeks to six months.

Membership pausing does not ensue immediately. This will happen at the end of the current billing cycle.

But what happens to your account when your membership is paused. Well, for one, you will not be able to access YouTube TV or record any new programs. Your previous recordings will not be touched – although you will not be able to access them while your YouTube TV is on pause, you will be able to use them once the selected paused period ends.

One very important thing to keep in mind here is that the recordings will still fall subject to YouTube’s standard nine-month expiration period. So, a recording may expire during the pause period, if you are not careful.

Upon the expiry of the YouTube TV pause period, you will be charged automatically, at your previous monthly rate. The date of the pause expiration will become the new billing date.

And to answer the burning question, pausing your YouTube TV membership does not sentence you to weeks or months without the service. You can resume your membership at any time during the pause period. The date you resume the membership becomes your new billing date.

Additional FAQ

1. Can I cancel YouTube TV at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your YouTube TV membership at any point, including the trial period. Canceled YouTube TV membership can be resumed at a later period, although a lot of personalized settings like recorded content may end up getting lost in the process.

You can also pause your YouTube TV subscription at any point.

The works pretty much the same across all devices if iOS devices will not allow you to pause the YouTube TV membership.

2. After the cancellation of YouTube TV, does it stop service immediately? Or continue through the end of the current billing cycle?

If you are within a billing period, canceling YouTube TV won’t ensue immediately. You will still have complete access to it until the end of your current billing cycle. Upon the expiry of the current billing period, your YouTube TV membership is going to be canceled.

However, things do not work this way for YouTube TV’s offered trial period. If you’re on the trial period and choose to cancel your subscription, it will end immediately.

3. Is it possible to just pause my YouTube TV subscriptions?

Yes, pausing your YouTube TV membership is entirely doable. As long as you are not trying to do it using an iOS device, the process is pretty much the same across all other supported devices (as seen and noted above). After the pause period ends, everything is going to switch back to normal, and your pause end date will become your new billing period. You can also resume your selected subscription at any point during the pause period – you do not have to wait for it to end.

4. Can I cancel my subscription using the mobile app?

Actually, yes, you can. But only using the Android YouTube TV app. To do so, just open the app and navigate to the upper-right corner of the screen and tap your profile photo. On the next screen, tap Settings, followed by Membership. Then, tap the Pause or Cancel Membership link under YouTube TV and select your pause period, or simply select Cancel to cancel the membership. Select Continue Canceling, and that is it.

Conclusion

Think carefully about whether you want to cancel or pause your YouTube TV membership. A cancelation may lead to the loss of preferences and recordings, while the pausing process will simply pause your membership for a maximum of six months. Use the browser or the Android app to pause or cancel your YouTube TV subscription.

Have you managed to cancel or pause your YouTube TV membership? Did you encounter any difficulties? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below. Our community is more than happy to help!

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