Google Announces Live YouTube TV Streaming Service, Monthly Plan Set for $35

YouTube may have put the final nail in the coffin of sitting around a TV set as a family to watch live shows with the launch of its TV streaming subscription.

Let's face it. There are a lot of streaming services already available right now, so what could make YouTube TV stand out from the rest?

So what does that mean? Granted, DirectTV Now offers 120 channels compared to YouTube's just 40 channels, though not everyone actually wants that much channels, and YouTube TV already covers numerous popular ones, including sports channels.

For $35 a month you can obtain a TV package that includes all the major news channels, ESPN, USA, FX, Oxygen, E!, Disney Channel, National Geographic, and not to mention, local TV channels. Unlike most competitors, the service will provide you with a cloud-based DVR, with no storage limits. You can form up to 6 accounts within a single membership.

You can cancel the subscription any time.

YouTube TV will be available soon in larger US markets, and will quickly expand to cover more cities across the country. With a $35 a month plan, YouTube TV is certainly establishing itself as a satellite TV competitor. Recordings will stay for up to nine months, and will be available as soon as the show is over. That figure is about to grow exponentially thanks to the launch of YouTube TV.

Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus will also be available for an additional charge. That's more than three times the price of Netflix, but it's cheaper than what you'd pay for a cable bundle containing that lineup of networks. You can watch YouTube TV on any screen be-it mobile, tablet or computer, and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV.

Heads up, Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW, there's a new name in the game.

According to Google, the service will stream to your TV using Google Chromecast.

  • Arturo Norris