YouTube starts its own subscription service for streaming live TV

Mar

1

2017

YouTube has announced that in the coming months, starting with their own subscription service for streaming live TV. This service, called YouTube TV, besides live broadcasts of US channels also offers regular online content to YouTube.

The service will be available for TVs with Chromecast online via YouTube TV website and the YouTube TV app on Android and iOS. The service is also available through Google Home. For $ 35 per month, users can look at the four major US networks, namely NBC, FOX, ABC and CBA. In addition, 35 other cable channels are available, including the sports channel ESPN and regional sports networks. The monthly subscription gets the user a total of six accounts, even though there by subscription only three streams are viewed simultaneously. It has announced YouTube.

Via a DVR-like mode, users in the Google cloud to record all programs with unlimited storage space. There can be incorporated at the same time an unlimited number of programs; they are kept for nine months. YouTube TV will include a search feature that can make suggestions based on established topics and keywords. There can be browsed by a tab with live programs and search by genre. YouTube TV should also support Google’s home search through the voice of the user, but during a live demo in Los Angeles this did not work, so reports The Verge.

Users will also have access to shows and movies that were previously exclusive to YouTube Red. The service was already available and cost $ 10 per month, which signs were removed, users can access Red content and could include individual videos. YouTube TV provides users with true access to videos of Red Originals, but for example, look ad-free is not part of YouTube TV.

The service provides no channels of the network Viacom, like Comedy Central or MTV. Even CNN, AMC Networks, Discovery Communications and Time Warner are missing in the offer. Another limitation is the fact that the NFL American football or available on the TV and the PC, but not on mobile devices. This is because Verizon for mobile devices has exclusive streaming rights.

YouTube TV is initially only available in certain parts of America; probably still only in some major cities. It is unknown whether YouTube plans to release the service in other countries.

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