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Cancel YouTube TV? Yup! We’re Saving $780 a Year!

Cable is insanely expensive. Alternative options used to be much cheaper, but of poorer quality…and they often didn’t supply all the channels you wanted. And then YouTube TV came along and was AWESOME!!…Until they jacked their price up to $65 a month. We kept it for a while after the price jump, but just recently decided to cancel YouTube TV. This article covers how we did it, why we did it, and what we’re watching instead.

The Cost of YouTube TV

When we first signed up with YouTube TV, I think the cost was $35.

Then it rose to $39.99.

And just recently it increased pretty steeply to $65. That’s $780 a year! 

We earn an okay living, but we’re just not THAT attached to TV. I mean c’mon…the real reason we kept it for a few months was because we were watching the Masked Singer… Pretty sure we can do without that if we have to. (You know…until the next season starts! Lol.)

I do watch sports from time to time, but now that I’m more committed to blogging and providing deeply inspiring articles (like this one! Ha! ;)) for all you folks, I just don’t watch it as much. All in all, we might hop on YouTube TV twice a week. Definitely not worth the $65 a month for the service.

So, like I mentioned earlier, we said “See ya!” to YouTube TV.

Related: How to Finally Cut the Cord on Your Cable TV

Cancel YouTube TVHow Do You Cancel YouTube TV?

You would think it would be easy to cancel something like this (or maybe that’s just me being naive), but there were actually quite a few clicks involved to unsubscribe!

First of all, you can’t do it from your phone. You must be on a regular computer to cancel the service.

Once you get up and walk over to your computer, these are the steps I had to take to cancel YouTube TV:

  1. Head to the YouTube TV website
  2. Login (if needed)
  3. Click on your picture in the upper right-hand corner
  4. Then click “Settings”
  5. Click “Pause or Cancel Membership”
  6. Then finally, you can click on “Cancel Membership”

It will ask you why, and you can tell them that they suck because their price got too high. The end. 🙂

Related: How to Drastically Cut Expenses – Your Guide to a Brighter Future! 

What We’re Doing Instead

Over the last year, we’ve acquired quite a few tech subscriptions (I blame Covid!). 

Even without YouTube, we’ve got:

  • Netflix
  • Prime TV
  • and Amazon music

When my parents were kids, the best game on the market was the ring and stick game where you run down the road and try to keep the ring rolling while hitting it with your stick… I’m pretty sure we can get by with three streaming services (even if one of them isn’t technically TV). 

So what am I saying? 

I’m saying we didn’t immediately go out and try SlingTV or Fubo or Hulu live. We’re going to just keep using what we have and do without live TV for a while. And that’s okay!

Boom. I just saved us $780.

And you know what? We’ll probably have a better relationship for ditching TV. And, I’ll probably earn more money because of it (case and point, I’m writing this article instead of watching people in monster costumes singing to Jenny McCarthy).

Related: 10 Extreme Tips to Cut Your Spending in Half

Are You Looking to Cancel YouTube TV?

Is YouTube TV getting too expensive for you too? I say just cut it and see how well you do without it.

  • Want to see the news? Just head to the news website and watch the latest report
  • Want to see a show? You can probably watch it on the network website the day after it airs
  • Looking for sports? Prime has a few featured games each month, and the really big games are featured on the major networks regardless

I bet if you just tried to do without it for a couple of weeks, you’ll notice that you’re not missing it at all. 

You might even…

  • read more
  • earn more
  • talk more
  • exercise more!

Are you ready to cancel YouTube TV? Are you with me? You don’t need it!!

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AUTHOR Derek

My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.

4 Comments

  1. Have you tried an antenna for your live TV? I do have a couple streaming services but also an antenna for the network channels (plus it pulls a few more channels in as well).

    • That’s the next debate. We had a crappy antenna that we tried a couple years ago and barely got one channel. Mayyyyybe if we got a better one it would pick up more channels, but we just haven’t tried yet. We’re okay with no live TV for now! 🙂

  2. Wow $65 per month, that’s a lot. I only have Netflix and basically look at free antenna TV and other free channels (just have to look at a lot of commercials). Also, look at a lot of YouTube videos. Had cable a long time ago and the prices just keep going up and the service was not that great for the price paid.

    • Yup, that’s basically what we’ll be doing from here on out! Sounds just fine to me. 🙂


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