Everything We Know About YouTube TV
Feels like the future is blowing up in our faces and we love it!
Witnessing live TV merging with YouTube is not entirely unexpected. We knew it would eventually happen somehow, but still, it is super duper exciting. Constraints keeping live television from being massively consumed via the internet are slowly being taken down and this can be a huge step forward for cord-cutting.
Enter YouTube TV, a service promising “live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments.”
YouTube Tv is available in multiple screen sizes
Let’s start with this: YouTube TV should not be confused with Free-To-Air TV - which allows you to watch subscription-free HD TV channels using a cable, satellite or antenna connected to a set-top box with a tuner such as WeTek Play 2. YouTube TV is a paid subscription service.
The price, however, is awesomely attractive - $35 a month that you can cancel at anytime. That’s half the cost of cable with zero commitments. According to the report of Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the average cost of cable TV every month is around $64.41, which makes YouTube TV one of the most exciting options under the cord-cutting radar.
Moreover, $35 a month allows you to have six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits
Available Channels and Content
For $35 a month you’ll most definitely get a bang for your buck. YouTube Tv promises Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks.
You’ll have a wide array of choices from live sports to breaking news to sitcoms and dramas. Watch record-breaking TV shows such as “Empire,” “The Voice,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal.” Sports-wise, ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, allow you to watch NBA or MLB games.
If you add a Netflix and Amazon Prime Video subscription to your household, you’ll dramatically increase the offer while still be saving money when compared to cable. That’s a no-brainer.
List of channels available on day-one
Widely available and agile
Being a Google product, you can expect YouTube Tv to have excellent and seamless integration with various devices and different technologies.
This service embodies the “anywhere, anytime, anyhow” philosophy. Apart from supporting multiple screen sizes such as mobile, tablet or computer, you can stream live TV from YouTube TV to your big TV screen via Google Chromecast.
While it’s obvious that it is available for Android devices such as WeTek Hub, that’s also true for iOS devices since day one.
Enjoy YouTube TV on the go
Limitless DVR storage
It seems that the days of counting megabytes on your DVR or your mobile device are over. YouTube TV offers limitless storage capacity. Each account has access to its own cloud DVR that never runs out of space.
The DVR's cloud-based nature allows you to access your recorded shows every and on any device. Meaning that even though you started recording a show on your TV, you’ll be able to enjoy it on your mobile phone on the day after during your commute to work (considering that you have an internet connection).
Why would I want YouTube TV?
Simply put: it’s a great deal. $35 a month for this wealth of content and the ability to watch want you want anywhere, anytime, anyhow.
Answer these questions:
- Do you want to save half the money you spend on cable subscription?
- By the way, do you want that subscription to be available for six accounts?
- Do you want to watch live TV anywhere, anytime, anyhow?
- Do you want infinite DVR storage available on the cloud?
If you answered “yes” to most of the questions, it means you want it. Simple.
How do I get it?
YouTube TV is just starting. Therefore, its availability during launch remains limited and exclusively available within the USA.
While the largest cities, or markets, will see the dawn of the service first, the plan is to quickly expand its offer and cover more cities across the United States of America.
You can visit tv.youtube.com insert your zip code and sign up to find out when YouTube TB will be launched in your area.