Why It Took Me Less Than 24-Hours to Cancel YouTube TV

You need to live in one of these areas to sign up for YouTube TV. If you live elsewhere, we’ll ask for your email address and will let you know once YouTube TV has launched in your area.

When signing up, you’ll need to physically be in your home area, or wherever you’ll most frequently use YouTube TV. This is to ensure you get access to the correct local networks. If you try to sign up outside of your home area, we’ll ask for your email address and will send you an email when you return home (if YouTube TV is available where you live) or when YouTube TV launches in your area.

Note: If you sign up in a launched area that is not your home area, you may lose access to YouTube TV. Learn more about location requirements and permissions.

All family group members need to periodically use YouTube TV in your home location to keep access. If you don’t, the family manager will either have to change your home location or you’ll need to get your own individual membership

For me, YouTube TV is a big helping of nope.  As a G-Suite subscriber, I’m sick of Google services launching with arbitrary limitations that lockout G-Suite subscribers (hello Project Fi, I’m talking to you). It took me less than a day to end my trial subscription. I may take another look if Google eliminates the G-Suite restriction on family sharing and reaches a better agreement allowing widespread live streaming of network channels.

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Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.

6 Comments on "Why It Took Me Less Than 24-Hours to Cancel YouTube TV"

  1. I agree. The app is a big heaping pile of nope. Even more frustrating is I have been trying to cancel it but the app won’t let me complete the process. Just stays on the page asking for a reason why and never goes to the next step.

  2. So frustrating… It was exciting when they finally made the move to unite G-Suite and Google Accounts many years back. Now we’re back to the waiting game.

  3. Joined and unsubscribed this morning.No local news where I live, deal breaker. I’ll stick to cbs live for 10 bucks with local cbs news.

  4. John Mayson | October 26, 2017 at 7:06 am |

    I often think there’s a team at Google that does nothing but take great ideas and comes up with ways to screw it up.

    I too have a G Suite account. For the life of me I don’t get why Google wants to treat us as second-class citizens. Yes, give us a switch that says treat these accounts like normal Gmail accounts!

    Our local NBC affiliate wasn’t offered.

    I have a first generation Chromecast. Literally everything else works just fine with it. With Google TV it took at least 5 minutes to start streaming and more times than not just timed out. Sorry Google, I’m not going to replace perfectly good Chromecasts that work just fine with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, etc. so I subscribe to your lackluster service.

  5. Still not fixed for Gsuite. So dumb. I started working on moving my DNS which Google manages to my normal registrar so I am more free to move to O365 if this nonsense keeps up. There is much to like with YouTube TV but these artificial limits like G suite sharing just kills it.

  6. Yeah… Wow. GSuite accounts not allowed. I used and paid for my gsuite domain for over ten years now…

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