YouTube TV Set to Join Streaming TV Market
YouTube announced their new YouTube TV service that will offer live television streaming from over 40 channels. The new service will cost subscribers $35 per month.
According to YouTube, subscribers will stream ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC & YouTube Red. Subscribers may add premium channels to their base subscription. The service also includes an unlimited cloud-based DVR service for those who cannot catch the live broadcast of their favorite shows. Each subscription includes six user accounts who can enjoy their own DVR and programming recommendations.
“Well, we’ve got some good news! We’re bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. To do this, we’ve worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today.” – source YouTube’s announcement on their blog.
Initially, the service works through Chromecast, computers, Google Home, iOS and Android phones and tablets. There is no official word on when YouTube will add Roku, amazon Fire or Apple TV. Some sites like CNET speculate on whether they may add these popular streaming devices before YouTube Tv’s official launch.
“YouTube TV will be available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will quickly expand to cover more cities across the country.” – source YouTube’s announcement on their blog.
YouTube is taking sign ups for customers interested in YouTube TV.
What do you think?
Do you watch cable or broadcast television? Are you a cord-cutter? Would a service like this make you more or less likely to cut the cord?2