Posted Wed Apr 5, 2017 at 04:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The YouTube TV platform is now live.
Google has officially launched its new YouTube TV service. The new subscription live TV streaming platform is now available in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia for $35 per month.
YouTube TV offers access to more than 40 live streaming networks, regional sports channels, and cable stations, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, ESPN, Fox News, MSNBC, USA, Syfy, FX, Disney Channel, Sprout, E!, Bravo, and more. Likewise, the platform also includes an unlimited Cloud DVR feature, allowing users to record as many shows as they want at the same time with no storage limitations. Each recording will be available across supported playback devices and will be stored for nine months. In addition, the internet TV service provides access to YouTube Red original series and movies as well, along with the option to add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus to the channel lineup for an extra fee.
Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, allowing unique recommendations and personal DVRs for each user. Likewise, every membership offers support for up to three concurrent streams at a time. And beyond the initial channel lineup, Google has announced plans to add more networks like AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News soon at no extra cost.
YouTube TV is available through Android and iOS mobile devices and computers, and users can also cast the service to their TVs via a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. With that in mind, Google is currently offering a free Chromecast to subscribers after their first month's payment, while supplies last. New users can receive a free one-month trial as well. Support for more US markets and connected devices will arrive later this year.
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