Google Announces YouTube TV to Compete with Cable
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 03, 2017,
Mar 03, 2017, 5:27
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Bloomberg that in order to cut down on costs, the company sought to helm an essential offering, with an added focus on live sports. It is priced at $35/month, and will have networks like the ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox; and sports networks like ESPN.
The package costs $35 dollars a month, but with a little planning, you can get access to it for about $12 a month. In addition, every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. Other channels available on YouTube's streaming service include Bravo, Disney Channel, E!, Freeform, FX and Showtime (for an added fee). Furthermore, subscribers will be able to access YouTube Red and Google Play Music for free. According to information provided by YouTube subscribers will have access to 40 networks, as well YouTube creator content from subscription service YouTube Red.
As another "skinny bundle" option for cord cutters, this variant will allow up to three viewers to watch simultaneously on their own mobile devices (or "cast" the content to large-screen sets) and record/store an unlimited number of shows on a cloud DVR for up to nine months, with ad skipping permitted.
YouTube TV can be accessed on mobile phones, tablets and computers using a standalone app that will be launched later this year.
It's also a backdoor for Google GOOGL, -0.73% to squeeze its way into the traditional TV advertising business.
YouTube has announced the availability of its new live and on-demand streaming service called "YouTube TV" that will be taking on cable or subscription services.