Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Google Announces A Service To Rival Cable For $35

Google Announces A Service To Rival Cable For $35

Among the networks that will be available on YouTube TV are ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN Fox Sports Network and several regional sports networks.

YouTube TV will work across computer, tablet and mobile platforms, and the service will have its own standalone app separate from the main YouTube app. Subscribers can use the app to record shows, watch live programming and view suggested content. That's because YouTube TV lets you have three simultaneous streams going at once (most of its competitors offer only two), and lets you have up to six accounts connected.

YouTube TV membership is 35 United States dollars a month and membership will come with six accounts, each with its own recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. Google hasn't announced whether it has plans to launch its new live streaming service in other markets.

Aside from national broadcast staples, Susan Wojcicki of YouTube confirmed the inclusion of sports channels such as Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet. Unfortunately, you won't be able to access shows on your DVR without an internet connection, so that rules out watching The Simpsons on the subway for now.

"You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge".

Designed for the "YouTube generation" (i.e. millennials), YouTube TV will cost subscribers $35 a month, and is set to launch "soon" in select markets. However, it will be released with more than 40 channels available, in addition to all of the original films and TV series from the existing YouTube Red subscription service. However, these streaming services are also riddled with major holes, according to The Verge. However, the company has yet to offer an exact release date.

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