If one became thing clear in the last few years is that the future of TV is streaming, as more and more people decided to cut their cords in favor of enjoying their content solely through the Internet. Since the advent of Netflix, the breakout star of these services, many other companies have joined the fray, with their own service.
Now, after a year since the first rumors appeared, Google has unveiled its own streaming service in the form of YouTube TV, announced at the company’s Playa Vista offices. The new service is distinct from YouTube Red, which only offers user-created content on the platform without any ads thanks to its subscription model.
Like any other streaming service, YouTube TV will allow users to watch their favorite content from a number of different third-party publishers, which Google has been busy signing contracts with for the last year. Among these companies, you can find CBS, Disney, CW, ABC, ESPN, 21st Century Fox, NBC, and many more. The service will also offer ShowTime for an additional fee.
YouTube TV will cost $35 per month for a number of six accounts, without any form of long-term contract. However, it will only be available, at least only at first, in areas where the company can offer full, live broadcasts like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and more.
A closer examination of Google’s list of companies that have signed up for the service reveals that Viacom, Scripps, Time Warner will not be part of YouTube TV. However, Robert Kyncl, the Chief Business Office for YouTube revealed that the company is always in talks with other potential partners.
In addition to standard TV content from all the networks that Google has signed on, YouTube TV will also include the 28 original series previously available only on YouTube Red. Furthermore, the service will offer unlimited DVR capable of simultaneous recordings, available for each individual account part of a plan or not.
YouTube TV is also integrated with Google Home, so users can easily use voice commands to decide what they want to watch rather than spend time looking for the remote.
What do you think about YouTube TV? What streaming service do you currently use?
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