It has been in the rumors for ages that at some point Google will start offering YouTube TV where traditional TV networks will be available to all users on this platform.
The video sharing platform has recently revealed that fans watch over 1 billion worth of hours per single day. Now, in order to make some real money out of this massive market, the search engine giant is rolling out YouTube TV. As expected, this is a new subscription service that brings to you a multitude of TV networks, cloud DVR as well as YouTube Red Originals for a mere $35 per month. But be warned that you only get YouTube Red Originals and not the ad-free YouTube Red or Google Play Music membership.
Given that this is a service aimed at competing with major TV network service providers in the country, the number and type of channels that YouTube TV will offer is actually what’ll make or break it. However, Google is not new in the competition business and it knows what exactly it means to entice customers with great offers – and it’s off to a good start here.
Those who sign up to the new YouTube TV service will be able to enjoy the likes of ESPN, NBC, CNBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS. You will also be able to enjoy dozens of local cable networks and sports. Like many other TV providers, you can record shows but these can only be kept online for obvious reasons – easy access. There’s no limit on the amount of storage you use or simultaneous recording, but the recordings will be auto-deleted after 9 months.
One major advantage of YouTube TV is the fact that it supports up to six user accounts. Each account can have separate recommendations as well as DVRs. Furthermore, up to half of the supported user accounts can stream TV simultaneously. You don’t have to worry about the device you are using for the service is compatible with quite a good number of them, including Chromecasts, Android, iOS and all TVs that are compatible with Chromecast.
YouTube TV will be available in the largest markets in the U.S. soon, with other markets in the country to follow up later. If you wish to know more about when this service goes live, you can sign up at tv.youtube.com.