Cord cutters just got another option for getting their TV fix
over the internet.
YouTube revealed today that is launching a new streaming TV
service that will offer customers a bundle of channels from
broadcast and cable networks for $35. But it might not come
with all the channels you want.
The new service, dubbed
YouTube TV, is aimed at mobile users. YouTube expects most
subscribers will watch most of the shows and movies on their
iPhones and iPads. You’ll also be able to watch it on other
devices though like laptops, TVs and Google Chromecast.
at YouTube say the basic package for YouTube TV will include
about three dozen channels. Access to the four broadcast
networks — FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC — is included in the skinny
buddle. Subscribers will also get networks such as ESPN, Bravo,
and Fox News.
$35 per month with no contract, YouTube TV is set to compete
against the likes of Sling, DirecTV Now, Sony Vue and Hulu.
Unlike some of those services though, YouTube TV won’t offer
channels from companies like Viacom, AMC or Time Warner. That
means you won’t get able to watch shows from TNT, MTV, Comedy
Central, CNN, or AMC.
TV will pack some features you can’t find on its competitors.
Users will get access to a cloud DVR with unlimited storage
space. Shows will auto-delete from your DVR after 9 months.
package comes with six accounts so everyone in your family can
get a personalized experience. YouTube also says it will use
Google’s AI to power a recommendations system.
launch date for YouTube TV hasn’t been given. The company says
it plans to launch the service as a stand-alone app later this