Frontier Internet with TV Bundles Review

Frontier offers fast speeds with its Fiber plus YouTube TV bundles, but its availability is rather limited

Frontier
Frontier
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
  • pro
    YouTube TV DVR has unlimited cloud storage
  • pro
    YouTube TV comes with premium channel and sports add-on options
  • con
    Internet required to get any Frontier bundles for TV
Catherine McNally
Jan 19, 2024
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Frontier bundles for TV keep you on top of all the adrenaline-filled action with access to NFL RedZone or the latest episode of The Walking Dead. With Frontier's DSL or Fiber service bundled with YouTube TV, you'll find popular family channels and no annual contract.

Bundling with Frontier fiber internet is the only way you’ll get YouTube TV at a discounted price with gig speeds, and we’re about to find out if the price of bundling is still worth the number of channels you get.

Frontier Internet + YouTube TV bundle prices comparison
Bundle
Price
Channels
Download speed
Details
Frontier Internet + YouTube TV$137.98/mo.*100+N/A
Fiber 500 + YouTube TV$112.98/mo.*100+500 Mbps
Fiber 1 Gig + YouTube TV$132.98/mo.*100+1000 Mbps
Fiber 2 Gig + YouTube TV$172.98/mo.*100+2000 Mbps
Fiber 5 Gig + YouTube TV$227.98/mo.*100+5000 Mbps
* Limited time offer for Frontier Internet subscribers who are first-time YouTube TV customers. Tax not included. Terms apply. See details at go.frontier.com/youtube-tv.
Pros
  • Unlimited DVR cloud storage with 6 simultaneous streams
  • Bundling comes with premium channel and sports add-on options
  • Bundling can save you $120 with YouTube TV
Cons
  • Frontier Internet required to get any Frontier bundles for TV
  • Limited availability for both DSL and Fiber internet
  • YouTube TV discount isn't available to anyone who already has a YouTube TV account

How much does Frontier bundles for TV cost?

If you can get it, Frontier Internet with YouTube TV comes with lots of channels and fast speeds

At first glance, Frontier’s bundles for TV seem to have more similarities than differences. But take another look, and you’ll notice a few differences that might influence your decision of which TV bundle to grab.

How much are Frontier's YouTube TV bundles?
Bundle
Price
Channels
Download speed
Details
Frontier Internet + YouTube TV$137.98/mo.*100+-1 Mbps
Fiber 500 + YouTube TV$112.98/mo.*100+500 Mbps
Fiber 1 Gig + YouTube TV$132.98/mo.*100+1000 Mbps
Fiber 2 Gig + YouTube TV$172.98/mo.*100+2000 Mbps
Fiber 5 Gig + YouTube TV$227.98/mo.*100+5000 Mbps
* Limited time offer for Frontier Internet subscribers who are first-time YouTube TV customers. Tax not included. Terms apply. See details at go.frontier.com/youtube-tv.

The Frontier Internet + YouTube TV bundle price is the same as what you pay for Frontier's Fiber 500 + YouTube TV bundle, but you won't get the same fiber speeds. So if you can get it, we recommend the Fiber 500 + YouTube TV bundle.

Whether you get Frontier's DSL bundle or its fiber bundles depends on where you live. And yeah, it’s kind of maddening that you’re stuck with one or the other based on where you call home.

Frontier DSL availability

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina

Frontier Fiber availability

  • California
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Texas
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Frontier Fiber + YouTube TV

How much are Frontier's Fiber bundles with YouTube TV?
Bundle
Price*
Channels
Download speed
Details
Fiber 500 + YouTube TV$112.98/mo.*100+500 Mbps
Fiber 1 Gig + YouTube TV$132.98/mo.*100+1000 Mbps
Fiber 5 Gig + YouTube TV$227.98/mo.*100+5000 Mbps
* Limited time offer for Frontier Internet subscribers who are first-time YouTube TV customers. Tax not included. Terms apply. See details at go.frontier.com/youtube-tv.

Fiber plus YouTube TV nets you a good amount of channels with those G-force fiber speeds.

The major difference between Frontier's Fiber bundles with YouTube TV is speed. And even Frontier's cheapest and slowest fiber plan, Fiber 500 + YouTube TV, offers you half a gig of download speed for just about $50 more than the cost of YouTube TV itself.

But again, whether you can land this steal of a deal depends on where you live. Frontier's Fiber Internet service is available only in California, Florida, Indiana, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. So, if you call another state home, you might want to check out Frontier’s availability.

If you're lucky enough to get Frontier's fiber and YouTube TV bundles, the Fiber 500 + YouTube TV plan is a good deal. To compare, a up to 940Mbps CenturyLink plus DIRECTV PREMIER TV bundle not only comes with fewer channels but also runs you almost a whopping $155 a month. That makes the Fiber 500 + YouTube TV bundle with 100+ channels and 500 Mbps look rather enticing, doesn’t it?

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Which channels does YouTube TV have?

Bundling YouTube TV with Frontier Internet will get you premium channels and save you money

Channel counts are cool and all, but will you actually watch all of them? Probably not. We like to try, though, right? Here’s which channels you'll get with YouTube TV.

YouTube TV channel lineup

YouTube TV's channel lineup has most of your favorite cable TV channels, and we think it is one of the best live TV streaming services for sports.

Here’s a look at the channels you can get with YouTube TV:

  • ABC
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • The CW
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN, ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • MSNBC
  • Nickelodeon
  • Paramount Network
  • PBS Kids
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • Universal Kids
  • Univision

YouTube TV premium channels

Don’t worry; you can still get your Max (formerly HBO Max) fix with YouTube TV. Premium channel packages can be added to your YouTube TV service. Now, you have to pick and choose which ones you want. Hmm. . .

  • CINEMAX
  • MGM+
  • MAX
  • Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®
  • STARZ
  • MGM+
  • AMC+
  • Sports Plus
  • NBA League Pass
  • Spanish Plus

Best TV bundles for sports

YouTube TV offers 14 sports channels plus the option to add a Sports Plus add-on package for $11 a month or $80 a year, which comes with the NFL RedZone Channel, Stadium, Fight Network, Fox Soccer Plus, GoITV, and beIN Sports. You can even cancel the Sports Plus add-on after the season has ended.

YouTube TV includes the following sports channels:

  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ESPN, ESPN2
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • FOX Sports (FS1), FS2
  • Golf Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NFL Network
  • SEC Network
  • TUDN

Frontier Internet + YouTube TV DVR

YouTube's DVR is one of the best in the TV industry

YouTube TV's DVR gives you unlimited storage for no extra cost, and you can access your recordings for up to nine months. We wish YouTube TV let you download content from you're library, so keep in mind you'll have to be connected to the internet to view your recordings.

On top of unlimited cloud storage, you can share six accounts per household with three simultaneous streams. And with Frontier's Fiber 500 Mbps service, you shouldn't run into any buffering. 

Does YouTube TV have a contract?

YouTube TV has no annual contract or equipment fees

Frontier's bundle with YouTube TV has a refreshing approach to contracts: it has none. And since YouTube TV is an online streaming service, you won't have to worry about installation or equipment fees.

You'll even be able to pay month-to-month with your Frontier DSL or Fiber Internet service, and you can cancel YouTube TV anytime. 

Frontier service early termination fees

Because Frontier Internet service doesn't require a contract, you'll only want to watch out for early termination fees (ETFs) if you signed up with Frontier with any special promotions or offers. Frontier says you'll need to check your service terms to determine how much you owe.

You should also watch out for other miscellaneous fees, which Frontier is pretty candid about. It even includes a handy image of what your final bill might look like and annotates those miscellaneous charges.

Frontier customer service

To Frontier’s customer service: we’re not mad, we’re just disappointed.

If you consult the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Frontier rates near the bottom of the list for customer service.1 That’s pretty shabby—and its score of 61 out of 100 leaves much to be desired. (It did, however, improve from last year’s ACSI report of 57.)

Frontier Internet 2023 customer service rating
ACSI rating

61 out of 100

Our experience chatting with Frontier customer service wasn’t the worst—but it also wasn’t the best. The service rep was responsive but got a few details mixed up and had to re-clarify for us later.

Of course, this would have been less of a problem if it was easier to find features and prices on Frontier’s website. Oh, and if Frontier didn’t require your name, phone number, and email to chat with customer service. (Can you tell that’s a pet peeve of ours?)

Recap: Is Frontier bundles with YouTube TV worth it?

Frontier’s DSL and Fiber with TV bundles aren't available everywhere, but they offer some great deals

That’s the nuts and bolts of Frontier’s bundles with YouTube TV, but if you just want the TL;DR, here it is.

  • Bundles and pricing: If you want YouTube TV at a discount, you must bundle up. While we think its fiber internet is great, bundling may not be for everyone. And don’t we all deserve a choice? This also makes it difficult to compare prices with the competition, but we found it right on par or cheaper than other bundles.
  • Channels: We rate YouTube TV as one of the best live TV streaming services for its channel lineup. You'll have access to 14 sports channels, sports add-on options, popular family channels, and premium add-ons.
  • YouTube TV DVR: With YouTube TV's DVR, you'll get unlimited recordings available for nine months, access to six accounts, and three simultaneous streams.
  • Contract: RIP contracts, Frontier's internet service doesn't require any contracts. And you'll be able to cancel YouTube TV anytime without any cancellation fees.
  • Customer service: Frontier’s customer service doesn’t get great ratings, and our own experience was pretty “meh.” Long story short, get ready to power up your patience.

Sources

Catherine McNally
Written by
Catherine McNally
Catherine has a degree in journalism and an MBA, and has spent the last 10+ years writing everything from Okinawa travel guides to stories on Medium. She’s been online since AOL CDs were a thing and is an unapologetic PC gamer. She believes the internet is a necessity, not a luxury, and writes reviews and guides to help everyone stay connected. You can also find her on Twitter: @CMReviewsIt.

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