Cutting the cable won’t be such a challenge now that even YouTube is joining the club with their all-new live TV service. Following the heels of Hulu, who launched beta testing on their live TV service for select viewers back in January, YouTube just announced that their own live TV service, YouTube TV. YouTube TV is the latest addition to the market of cord-cutters amongst other big players like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, Playstation Vue and Amazon Prime Video.
YouTube TV will have all the familiar feature and design of YouTube to go with their live TV experience. Check out what you’ll get with your YouTube TV subscription below.
One stand out feature from YouTube TV is their inclusion of major sports networks like ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, and Comcast SportsNet. Subscribers will also get access to local networks depending on where you live. Here’s a further breakdown of what you get with YouTube TV starting at $35 per month.
Will run you $35 per month with no commitments (cancel anytime!)
Access to over 40 networks with add-on options for networks like Showtime, Bravo, E!, Fox Soccer Plus and etc
Unlimited cloud DVR storage (all recordings will store for 9 months)
Accessible on all devices including Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV (other devices like Apple TV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox One excluded)
All YouTube TV membership will come with six accounts (each with their own recommendations) and you can stream up to 3 accounts at once
YouTube also has another service known as YouTube Red, which is their ad-free video and music options with an offline viewing option along with their YouTube Red Originals. YouTube TV will be separate from YouTube Red. While YouTube TV subscribers will get access to YouTube Red Originals, Engadget reported that “the service will only work in the US” and “you don't get the full ad-free YouTube experience”. Luckily, with DVR content, you can easily get around the hassle of ad interruptions by fast forwarding function so you can just bounce right past those pesky ads. They also further reveal that due to Verizon’s current deal with the NFL, you will not be able to view NFL games on your phone, however, you can still access NFL content on desktop or TV (just not on mobile devices).
YouTube TV will be launching soon and you can sign up to be alerted of when it will be available in your area at tv.youtube.com. Need a little help deciding what web streaming service is the one for you? Check out our full comparison on the top three streaming service: Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix.
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