YouTube has announced the availability of its new live and on-demand streaming service called “YouTube TV” that will be taking on cable or subscription services.
Priced at $35 a month, YouTube TV will offer subscribers access to live and recorded content without the need for a cable connection. According to information provided by YouTube subscribers will have access to 40 networks, as well YouTube creator content from subscription service YouTube Red.
YouTube TV has the potential of changing the way people enjoy video content. YouTube is aiming right for the weakest point of cable TV – inability to offer subscribers the freedom of watching what they want, when they want and how they want without the need for a long term commitment. Once subscribed, you can cancel YouTube TV any time.
Once subscribed to, up to 6 users can access the content through YouTube TV. Subscribers will have an access to 40 channels including CBS, Fox, NBC, Fox Sports and NBC Sports. Users can add Showtime for an additional cost. YouTube TV includes unlimited cloud DVR storage, meaning you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. You can add record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone, or any device for that matter.
YouTube TV works on Android and iOS. You can watch YouTube TV on any screen— be it mobile, tablet or computer – and you can easily stream to your TV as well with a Google Chromecast dongle.
YouTube TV app will be available sometime in Spring. At launch, YouTube TV will be available to users in US. Evidently, it will be limited to the “largest U.S. markets”, but will quickly expanded to more cities in the country. Google hasn’t announced whether it has plans to launch its new live streaming service in other markets.