With a YouTube TV subscription, you can stream content on multiple devices simultaneously. The specific number of devices in your home that can stream YouTube TV at the same time depends on the plan you have.
YouTube TV Streaming Limit
Lets look at the quick details on the Base Plan:
The Base YouTube TV Plan allows for streaming on up to three devices simultaneously. This means that three different devices can be streaming different channels or content from YouTube TV at the same time. This plan costs $72.99/month, however they often run specials which make it lower for a few months.
YouTube TV also allows you to share your subscription with up to five additional household members. Each member can have their own personalized DVR, recommendations, and access to live TV. However, keep in mind that even though you can share your account, the maximum number of simultaneous streams across all devices in one household remains three.
While you can have multiple devices streaming YouTube TV simultaneously, the streaming quality and performance may be affected by factors such as internet connection speed, network congestion, and the capabilities of the devices being used.
Max Devices Error
If you exceed the allowed number of simultaneous streams for your plan, you may encounter an error message indicating that the maximum number of devices is already in use. In such cases, you'll need to stop streaming on one of the devices to free up a spot for a new device to access YouTube TV.
How to Stream on more Devices
One option for streaming to more devices is to have multiple accounts. You can subscribe to as many accounts as you wish (as long as you are paying for them) and this will allow you to stream to more devices simultaneously.
The other option is to upgrade your existing account from the Base Plan to the 4K Plus Plan. When you subscribe to 4K Plus, you get these features added to the channels in your Base Plan:
- 4K viewing on available content.
- Unlimited concurrent streams at home.
- Ability to view DVR recordings offline for available content (mobile devices only)
Pricing for the 4K Plus add-on varies. From time to time, discounts and free trials are offered. To find the most up-to-date pricing, go to Settings --> Membership in the YouTube TV app.
Which Devices can I use for Streaming YouTube TV?
Here is a list of devices you can use to stream You Tube TV:
- Chromecast devices
- TVs with Chromecast built-in
- AirPlay for Apple TV
- Google Smart Displays
You can also download or open the YouTube TV app on select devices to watch YouTube TV on your TV:
- Chromecast with Google TV devices
- Google TV: All Google TVs and streaming media devices
- Android TV (Note: TVs running a mobile version of Android may not be supported)
- Vizio SmartCast TVs
- Samsung & LG smart TVs (2016 models and newer)
- HiSense TVs (models: MTK5658, MTK5659, MSD6586)
- Apple TV (4th generation) and Apple TV 4K
- Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen), Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, all-new Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Cube (1st Gen), and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs
- Xbox: Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Xbox One
- PS5, PS4
- TiVo Stream 4K
- Roku: All Roku TVs, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Ultra, Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick+ HE, Roku Streaming Stick (3600x and newer models), Roku Express/Express+, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x), and Roku 2 (4210x)
- Xfinity Flex devices