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YouTube TV’s 21-Day Free Trials Are Back, But Only For A Limited Time

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YouTube TV is currently offering new subscribers a 21-day free trial, making it possible to sign up and stream for free for the first three weeks. Considering the standard free trial length is only 7 days, this is triple the amount of time that new subscribers usually get when subscribing to the live TV service.

The cost of a standard YouTube TV subscription rose to $72.99 a month earlier this year. Even since then, however, YouTube TV has been running a promotion that reduces the cost to $64.99 for the first three months, resulting in a saving of $24 over the course of the three months.

This latest 21-day YouTube TV free trial promotion doesn’t impact on that other deal, so it is possible to sign up to YouTube TV, watch for free for 21 days and then only pay $64.99 a month for the first three months. The current 21-day YouTube TV free trial became available today (August 1) and is due to remain available through August 10, 2023, at 11:59 pm PT.

As is often the case with YouTube TV’s extended free trial offers, the option to stream for three weeks for free is only available to new YouTube TV subscribers. This condition not only excludes those that are currently signed up to the service, but also those who have been a YouTube TV subscriber in the past, and this also includes those that have participated in a YouTube TV trial before.

While YouTube TV has typically excluded returning customers from accessing another free trial, we did notice recently how that policy appears to have changed. Even though a returning customer won’t get the full three weeks on offer here, or even the standard 7 days, we have routinely noticed a 5-day free trial is available to previous subscribers who are looking to check the service out again.

It is worth noting that miles will vary with this. Not all returning accounts are offered a second free trial, so returning customers will only know if they are eligible for a 5-day free trial after signing in to their account and before checking out.

If interested in trying Fubo out instead, Fubo also started offering new subscribers an extended free trial today. Unlike YouTube TV’s three weeks, Fubo subscribers are able to take advantage of a 14-day free trial, which is twice as long as the standard free period offered to new subscribers.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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