It’s been rumored for quite a long that YouTube will launch its own TV networks. And now finally it turns into reality. On Tuesday, Google launches its own YouTube TV, a paid subscription service, offering dozens of TV channels that directly stream to your mobile device, tablet, computer, and anything with Chromecast for just $35 a month.
In this subscription, you can have up to six user accounts, with separate recommendations and DVRs, and up to three users can stream TV at once. It also include cloud DVR with unlimited storage, AI-powered search and personalization, and access to YouTube Red programming. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki calls it the evolution of television, and a bid to “give the younger generation the content that they love with the flexibility they expect.”
Important: YouTube TV does not include the ad-free YouTube Red subscription or Google Play Music membership, only YouTube Red Originals. No matter what you watch or what you watch it on, you may see ads—Google, being Google, and its network partners can sell ads on YouTube TV to bring in additional revenue.
YouTube TV includes only those channels you want, at half of the price as compare to older cable subscription. The all-new TV includes ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and dozens of other local sports and cable channels, which you can see in the below image. However some of the premium channels are not included like MTV and CNN.
Watch YouTube just like you Watch TV
Google’s aim is to make watching TV more like watching YouTube, so one of the big selling points is Cloud DVR. YouTube TV includes unlimited cloud DVR storage, so you can add any series or sports team to your favourites and it’ll save all of them for you (note: saved recordings will delete after nine months). It also bring the world one step closer to the day when you can watch what you want, when you want and on the device you want.
According to Google, YouTube TV service will soon be available in US. Although in a press event YouTube executive said that the service will only work in the US. I don’t understand why the company want to contain such service in the boundaries of a particular region. This may cause a disappointment for most of the YouTube lovers, living in the other regions of the world.