YouTube had announced a $35 TV streaming service in February. But we couldn’t get more details from them regarding its launch. Yesterday, YouTube officially launched its live TV streaming service simply called ‘YouTube TV’. This could certainly become a next-phase of television as cable TV and set-top boxes are becoming an old hat. You tube is already a popular platform for watching videos throughout the globe. Hence the decision to move into television broadcast seems like a natural progression. Initially YouTube has chosen 5 US cities for making their services available and looking forward for further expansion.
What 5 Cites are selected?
YouTube live streaming service is now available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Company has chosen these 5 major cities based on research.
What is the monthly cost and what you will get?
YouTube is starting the service for $35 per month. You will get a complimentary Google Chromecast after first payment. Users can live stream from US popular cable channels which are ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, USA, FX, FreeForm, Disney, ESPN, Fox Sports 1, NBC Sports Network, and 40+ more.
In one membership, you will get six accounts each account user can watch up to 3 concurrent streams at a time. The service is compatible with Android and iOS devices too.
Can I record live stream or TV Shows? Yes, if you know that somehow you will miss the live stream then this service has an amazing in built feature of Unlimited cloud DVR where you can keep your stuff stored for 9 months.
Should I go for this service? If cable TV has already become obsolete for you and you are already tied up with Netflix/Hulu etc. Then nothing much should be required to convince you. But still if cable TV is the God of entertainment for you then you should give this service a try because for the first one month its free and with the second month payment you will get a free Chromecast which worth approximately $35. That makes second month kind of free.
In the world where everything is going online, this is the best time to try online TV. The best part about the online TV service is that you need not to stick to the couch on the living room you can watch TV anywhere on the go. Go for it and carry your TV in your Pocket.