OT: Shared YouTube TV login

Submitted by karpodiem on July 16th, 2018 at 10:30 AM

I have a YouTube TV subscription which allows three people to watch it at the same time. My sister (who lives in Chicago) and I split the cost, and I have room for one more person. To be part of shared subscription would run you $15/month, which is a pretty good deal considering it's $40/month for one person. Yes, I'm charging $5 extra a month to facilitate the setup.

This would be a very economical option for someone looking to stream games this fall who lives overseas or someone who cut the cord and is looking to stream games during the season.

I have Chase bank (you can setup a recurring quickpay), Venmo, or Paypal for payment. Send me an e-mail if you're interested 'karpodiem at gmail dot com'

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July 16th, 2018 at 10:37 AM ^

I've thought about doing this, but supposedly if any of the shared viewers aren't in the "home" region then you eventually get kicked off.

Bone Malone

July 16th, 2018 at 11:26 AM ^

I live in Seattle and have had YTTV for about 6 months now. I share it with family members in another state and they do eventually get kicked off if they haven't "checked in" by using their YTTV account in my area code at least once in the last 3 months. 

To get around this, I can use their Gmail/YTTV credentials and log in to their accounts in Seattle to restore their access for the next 3 months. Not a deal breaker, but a consideration for the what the OP is trying to do (i.e., some people might not want to share their Google login with a stranger). 

Also, I only have positive things to say about YTTV.


July 16th, 2018 at 10:44 AM ^

Can anyone comment on using YouTube TV/other streaming specifically to watch CFB games? I would love to get rid of my cable subscription, but the few times I've been forced to watch on the ESPN app have me apprehensive of using the internet to watch in terms of lag, intermittent connection, etc.

I recently bought my first house, so I am looking at internet/cable plans.  If I cut the cord, what kind of speed do I need in order to watch seamlessly as possible? Are there any other drawbacks?


July 16th, 2018 at 10:49 AM ^

I used YouTube TV to stream last year (ditched Sling) and found it to be a much better viewing experience thank Sling.  No buffering issues and no service issues  and I was able to see any UM game.  My only complaint is the looping of the same idiotic commercials but that is not a YouTube issue.  I highly recommend.

Trader Jack

July 16th, 2018 at 11:34 AM ^

I've have PlayStation Vue for several months now and will never go back to cable. The price has gone up $15 since I first joined, which is a bummer, but I get all the games I want to watch, it's still much cheaper than cable, and I haven't had any major performance issues. I like it a lot.

carolina blue

July 16th, 2018 at 11:46 AM ^

One piece of advice: turn off notifications on your phone or don’t have your phone in range where you can see it during games. It can ruin endings. Remember that streaming will deliver the game to you on a bit of a delay...sometimes by as much as a minute or two. It ruined Poole’s game winner for me this past March. So just be careful is all I’m sayin 


July 16th, 2018 at 12:09 PM ^

I used to have Comcast internet and TV in Flint, MI. Quite a few internet and TV outages, one particularly bad one at 12pm on game day several years ago...I wasn't a happy camper.

I then moved to rural MI and signed up for Dish Network. Much better TV signal and virtually zero issues compared to what I had with Comcast. 

I ended up terminating my contract with Dish Network when DirectvNow launched their service a couple of years ago. I signed up on the very first day to lock in my 3rd tier channel package for 1st tier pricing, $35 per month for just over 100 channels with all sports channels.

The first 3 months or so of DirectvNow was pretty rough. Constant failure to stream, errors, couldn't log in, etc. But it was a brand new service and bugs needed to be worked out. They eventually straightened out the issues and I've been an extremely happy camper ever since.

I have no more contracts, no more paying extra each month for HD boxes, can stream to my Apple TV or Chromecast or phone, even started getting local channels when streaming from within my billing zip code. 

I use this to watch football and have no problems whatsoever. I get B1G Network, SEC Network, all the ESPN networks (more than my dad gets with his Charter subscription for a fraction of the price), and they work great. I almost never have streaming buffering or lag in the game. The only downside is that I don't get NBC so any ND games I have to either use my dad's Charter login for the NBC app or get a digital antenna (I really think I'm going to get one for this fall since they're cheap).

But, at the end of the day, I love DirectvNow and would highly recommend it. I've owned all three major types of TV service and by far I'm the happiest with DirectvNow. Bonus: they've rolled out free DVR service, plus you have the ability to pause live TV for a short while so if you wanted to pause the game while going to the bathroom you can easily do so. 


July 16th, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

Ive been using YouTube TV for about a year (so including last year's football/basketball season) and it's great.  The quality is awesome and it includes BTN which is key.  I had an issue during the NCAA tourney because it doesn't have any of the Turner channels (TNT, TBS, etc) but other than that, no complaints.  Also, the DVR part is awesome, you can record from anywhere, watch on any device, and the DVR is unlimited.  I record every single M bball and football game.

Bone Malone

July 16th, 2018 at 1:32 PM ^

Also have had really positive experiences with YTTV and watching Michigan FB and BBall games from across the country.

Unless it was something specific to your area, YouTube TV actually added the Turner channels in February of this year (https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-tv-adds-cnn-tnt-and-more-raises-price-to-40/) in time for the NCAA tourney. I was able to watch all of M's tournament games using YTTV this year. 


July 16th, 2018 at 10:56 AM ^

...why? The logins are controlled through a persons individual e-mail address, I can add/remove that e-mail addresses from the account at any time. They don't need my credentials to login, all the credentials are unique and tied to a persons e-mail address. And the invited users don't have access to the admin functions, only the primary user who setup the initial service does. It's actually insanely easy to share a service plan, it's almost as if Google wants people to share the service with other people.

Bone Malone

July 16th, 2018 at 11:32 AM ^

See my comment above; but if you aren't physically located in the same zip code as the people that you are sharing YTTV with (or they don't use it in your area code at least once every ~3 months), they will eventually get an error message requiring them to log in to their account in your zip code.

From YTTV's Help Page;

"Location requirements work the same if you're sharing your YouTube TV membership with a family group. The family manager sets the home area, and all family members must primarily live in the same household. 

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 the family's home location or you'll need to get your own individual membership."

I've experienced this first-hand from sharing my YTTV with family members in another state.


July 16th, 2018 at 11:07 AM ^

Too bad the dbags had to inccrease the price, $35 per month for all Michigan games had such a nice ring to it. I'll cough up the 40 for a few months then dump it.


July 16th, 2018 at 11:32 AM ^

Just curious; what peripherals are we watching this on? Can my smart tv access my yttv account or do i pull it up on my phone and run it through Chromecast or Apple tv? 

This is my concern with psVue...I can watch it where my ps4 is, but what about on my 3 other tv's?

Bone Malone

July 16th, 2018 at 11:42 AM ^

With YTTV, you can "cast" it from your phone to any Chromecast device or use the YouTube TV app that's available on some streaming devices/smart TVs. For example, I have a Vizio TV from 2016 that doesn't have the YouTube TV app (yet, I've heard it's coming), but does have "Chromecast built-in", so I have to cast it from the YTTV app on my phone.

You'll have to check if your specific smart TV (or Apple TV) has the YTTV app, otherwise you'll have to find a way to cast it from your phone. I believe that Roku streaming devices and the newer Apple TV models have the YouTube TV app and smart TV's are hit-or-miss (with more being updated to include YTTV in the last 6 months).


July 16th, 2018 at 12:00 PM ^

I've had PSVue for almost two years now without owning a PS4 (or any PS for that matter).

I stream it on a firestick, which is great. No issues streaming with standard internet speed (15 mpbs I think). You can pick up a firestick today on sale - Prime Day!

Don't worry about the PlayStation - PSVue is supported across a number of devices now. 

Blue in PA

July 16th, 2018 at 1:00 PM ^

I tried something similar with a good friend, who happens to be a Nigerian Prince.... it didn't work out as well for me as it did for him.

Live and learn.


July 16th, 2018 at 3:27 PM ^

I'm a pirate and all, but why is this post up/ allowed? It's blatantly advocating violating a TOS from Google (I assume, Brian and co make money from Google ads?)?