Many YouTube users are very conversant with the regular YouTube that always plays video content with ads. Today, YouTube has refreshed and added two premium video services to its product offerings. We now have YouTube Premium which was formerly known as YouTube Red and the recent Live streaming TV, popularly called YouTube TV. Basically, the two are not the same but they provide awesome viewing experience for streamers who want to record their favorite shows and download videos for offline playback.
By design, YouTube TV seeks to replace your cable TV service and enhance your Live streaming and DVR recording capabilities. On the other divide is your YouTube Premium. Unlike the regular YouTube, the YouTube Premium offers users the opportunity to get extra videos that are not usually found on YouTube itself. All YouTube Premium videos are ad-free. In this write-up, we shall explore the differences that exist between YouTube TV and YouTube Premium. Below are the differences between the two.
What is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is Google’s live TV streaming service offering over 60 channels depending on your location in the United States. It is basically a cable TV replacement service. The bundled service consists of broadcast networks, live news, cable-TV channels, and YouTube Originals.
What is YouTube Premium?
YouTube Premium is an upgrade for the regular YouTube which is ads-free. It allows you to download videos for offline playback. YouTube Premium gives you the ability to play videos in the background on your smart devices. The bundle also includes Google Play Music subscription and features exclusive content created by popular YouTubers.
What is the Cost of YouTube TV?
YouTube TV costs $40 USD a month for 1 membership subscription with up to 6 accounts. The subscription allows three simultaneous streaming at the same time.
What is the Cost of YouTube Premium?
The service will cost you $11.99 USD monthly. It includes free access to Google Play Music and YouTube Music Premium.
Is YouTube Premium Paid Membership Available Internationally?
No. It is available in many countries but if you are traveling internationally you may not be able to use the service everywhere you go. YouTube Red is available in the following countries:
- United States
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
How Can You Save YouTube TV and YouTube Premium Content?
YouTube TV offers an unlimited cloud-based storage through its DVR functionality. You can perform DVR recording of airing and upcoming shows, without any storage cap. The only seemingly limitation is that YouTube TV will remove your point-in-time recordings after 9 months of storage.
On the other hand, it lets you save videos to your local devices for playback at a later time. However, content creators reserve the right to permit or deny access to their premium contents.
What Platforms Do YouTube TV and YouTube Premium Support?
Both support all Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android and iOS devices, computers and Smart TVs as mentioned earlier on. YouTube TV has its own app from where users can access contents while YouTube Premium can be accessed by subscribers via the regular YouTube website or app.