Posted by Anirudh Bhardwaj | Last Updated: 19-Feb-18
YouTube TV has successfully made its debut on 28th February 2017 and is currently available to the customers in the US. The services offered by YouTube TV are similar to those of Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime Video. And although YouTube TV is relatively new and is currently expanding at a steady pace, it clearly has an ace up its sleeve as YouTube has its name in streaming long before these services arrived. It’s been less than a year since YouTube TV made its debut and the latter continues to expand offering its services to the new cities and metropolitan areas within the United States.
The YouTube fans (or you can say YouTubers) will be jubilant to know that their favorite streaming service provider has arrived on the Roku Streaming Platform. Yes, the Roku users in United States will now have access to the live and on demand streaming services from YouTube TV.
More About YouTube TV
YouTube TV is a cable-free live TV service from YouTube that offers an Over-the-top (OTT) MVPD-type subscription to the users. The service is currently available to the US citizens residing select metropolitan regions. The services were initially launched in five major markets including NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia. However, the YouTube TV continues to expand and will soon arrive in 34 new metropolitan areas including New Orleans, Green Bay, San Antonio and San Diego.
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What You Can Do On YouTube TV?
YouTube TV lets you stream live sports events, local and national news, movies and TV shows right when they are broadcasted. The first time users can run a free trial for one month and then they can have it for $35 per month after the trial period ends. With the monthly subscription, you get an access to the live TV services from 40+ networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, FX, Telemundo, ESPN and more. Apart from these, it also gives you access to the TV networks like Showtime, Shudder and Sundance Now. You can add these channels at an additional monthly charge.
Some other cool features on YouTube TV are:
- Cloud DVR for recording content and storing it on cloud.
- Live TV pause
- Recommendations based on your interests
- Background playback features
- Sharing features that let you share your subscription with up to 5 family members