The cord cutting competition is about to get a lot more interesting. YouTube has announced YouTube TV, its own streaming TV service at an event in Los Angeles today (Feb. 28).
It’s the latest salvo fired in a war that had previously been dominated by the likes of,and.
For a very affordable $35 a month, you can get all four of the biggest broadcast networks (ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS), as well as about 30 cable channels. No official release date was announced.
to sign up for launch updates.
You won’t get everything you need, though. There are some noticeable names missing, like Turner Broadcasting’s CNN, TBS and TNT and Viacom channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, as well as AMC.
YouTube TV will also support voice control via Google Home, so you can ask the smarthome device to start playing a show on a Chromecast. IF you’re on the go, you’ll be able to stream YouTube TV on a mobile app.
PlayStation Vue’s cheapest package, called ‘Access,’ is $29.99 per month ($39.99 in select markets, including New York and Los Angeles) and includes ABC, FOX, NBC and local CBS stations. You get AMC and Turner but there is no access to Viacom. Sling TV’s $20 per month orange package offers TBS, Comedy Central and AMC. To get the most out of Sling – live sports on ESPN and broadcast network,s you need the $40 orange and blue subscription. DirecTV Now offers four tiers starting at $35. Its networks include ABC, Fox and NBC, and depending on your tier, you can get Viacom’s channels, too.
Yesterday,that its users watch over a billion hours of videos on YouTube every day.
YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, has seemingly beat Apple to the punch in putting together a fairly comprehensive streaming service, something which the Cupertino-based company has never managed (but has often reportedly tried) to pull off for its Apple TV platform.