YouTube TV adds NFL Network and a new Sports Plus premium add-on

NFL Network is now on YouTube TV.
NFL Network is now on YouTube TV. (Image credit:

YouTube TV took a pretty big hit earlier this year when it lost the Fox regional sports networks in a tiff with their owner, Sinclair, and also raised its rates around the same time. (Never mind that it added a bunch of ViacomCBS channels right around then, too.) Today it's gotten a pretty big boost for sports fans.

YouTube TV, which costs $64.99 a month, has added the NFL Network to its channels (it only has a single plan). What's more — there's also a new option for a "Sports Plus" add-on, which gives you even more sports channels for an additional $10.99 a month.

Sports Plus includes the following channels: 

  • NFL RedZone
  • Fox College Sports
  • Fox Soccer Plus
  • MAVTV Motosports Network
  • TVG
  • Stadium

Paying for Sports Plus is done through your Google account, same as with YouTube TV itself, and it's simple to turn things off and on if you decide it's not for you, or just want Sports Plus during a particular season.

And as a reminder: If you're using a custom sort on your YouTube TV channels, you'll need to go in and manually turn on NFL Network.

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Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.