Get a free Chromecast With Google TV when signing up for YouTube TV. That Chromecast is a 4K HDR streaming media player, compatible with new 4K televisions and older 1080p screens, through an HDMI port. After your first month’s payment of $65, they will ship your device.
YouTube TV effectively replaces cable TV and a cable box by streaming live channels over the Internet through your home Internet router. Includes 85 channels, including (most) local channels, NFL Network, MLB Network, Comedy Central, and Discovery Channel.
It’s best feature is unlimited DVR for up to 6 accounts per household. You can set as many shows, series, movies, and sports that you want to record, and literally record everything that airs if you click “add” on every show, movie, sports team, and live event. If you add premium channels like HBO or Acorn TV, unlimited DVR is available on those channels as well. All recordings are kept for 9 months, and need Internet access to watch.
Beware that YouTube TV is a different product than YouTube Premium. Premium costs $12/mo and gives ad-free music and YouTube, while YouTube TV gives live TV channels, live sports, and on-demand TV shows & movies.
Also, note that some local cable providers have promotions as low as $25 or $30 per month for TV service added to your Internet plan. The benefits of paying more for YouTube TV is watching and recording shows from any device or smart TV wherever you are within the US, unlimited cloud-based DVR, and sharing the service with up to 5 people within your household.