YouTube launches streaming TV to compete with cable channels

Mar 03, 2017 (LBO) – Internet giant Google recently launched YouTube TV in the largest US markets in an attempt to compete with existing cable TV networks.

YouTube TV membership is 35 US dollars a month and membership will come with six accounts, each with its own recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits.

YouTube Red Original series and movies will be available on the YouTube TV app, and people can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time.

Currently the new service streams ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and several other cable channels.

“So you won’t miss out on the latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies from USA or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo,” YouTube said.

“You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge. In total, YouTube TV gives you access to more than 40 networks.”

Viewers will be able to record as many shows without using data or space on the phone and YouTube will store each of the recordings for nine months.

This service can be accessed on any screen, mobile, tablet or computer and people can stream to their TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV.

It works on both Android and iOS and the cloud DVR can stream recordings on any device.

Critics however said the service needs more content to compete with cable channels and more coverage to be attractive to most people in the world.

YouTube TV said it will expand to cover more cities across the United States soon.

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