Finally, Google Brings in YouTube Live TV Streaming Online
YouTube Live TV Streaming was announced earlier in the month of February by YouTube. But, didn’t say anything officially as it might kill the Cable Box service.
Google the search giant said that its YouTube TV service is now will be available in the US. The metropolitan cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia will be the first five to have this service.
The new service will costs $35 monthly which includes channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, and Fox Sports Networks. It is quite challenging for conventional cable TV as it may affect the number of users switching to Online mode.
One more benefit of using this online feature is that it gives you access to Live on up to six accounts and up to three devices streaming simultaneously.
The service is free for the first month as a trial. The deal also includes free access to YouTube Red, ad-free version of YouTube, Google Play music streaming service, and a free Google Chromecast digital media player while supplies at last after customers pays for the first full month of service.
But YouTube TV doesn’t feature famous TV networks like CNN, Discovery Channel, and TBS, making it an incomplete replacement for Cable TV. The main reason behind this is the low cost of the service. Approximately 40-45 Channels will be available initially.
You can use YouTube TV on the web, app for iOS or Android. If you want to watch shows on your TV, you’ll need a Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in facility. That’s a bit of a disadvantage, especially for users who already has a Roku or Apple TV that they use to access Netflix, Hulu, or regular YouTube.
This initiative was taken by Google on the trial basis if this formula succeeds then there may be the possibility of YouTube Live TV in more number of countries and soon gaining popularity.