Remember Google and their new service, YouTube TV? Well it is now live but only if you live in certain markets. The service is Google’s attempt to compete with online TV-streaming companies like Sling, PlayStation Vue and even Direct TV (Direct TV Now).
For a mere $35, Google offers a decent, yet not extensive, bouquet of channels including local ones like Fox, ABC, NBC or CBS. You can either sign up directly from your phone or via the web. The good news is that you get to try it out for free for a whole month before committing. If you’re a fan of Showtime or Fox Soccer, you can add them to your channel lineup for $11 and $15 respectively (also included in your free trial).
If you live in the areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco, you will able to test out YouTube TV. Google says to double check your location before signing up. I would tell you that it works me and I live about an hour away from Philly.
More networks coming soon. We’re excited to announce that AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News will be included soon at no additional charge. These networks will join Telemundo and others listed below as networks coming to YouTube TV soon after launch. This means you’ll be able to watch shows like “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Who,” and your favorite telenovelas. And you’ll also be able to add Sundance Now or Shudder for an additional charge.
Google limits simultaneous usage of Youtube TV to 3 devices. You share your subscription with 6 different people though. Let’s not forget about the cloud DVR which is a pretty cool feature which allows you to keep your favorite shows for 9 months. For more info, visit the source link below.
via YouTube Blog