So what is YouTube TV? All your questions answered.

 

Google is the latest company to jump onto the streaming TV world. Following the footsteps of Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. Just like Sony with PlayStation; Google is using it’s most recognizable property as the namesake for its service. YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that aims to be better than the rest with the familiar YouTube interface you are used to. YouTube TV is internet-based TV service that is on both iOS and Android. It is not on any game systems yet. YouTube TV offers live streaming content from traditional broadcast networks and cable channels. Here is everything you need to know about the service.

How is this different from a cable TV subscription?

It’s not cable. There is no long term contracts. It works wherever you go unlike cable services that sometimes let you stream limited content when home around your home. YouTube TV costs a lot less than the any cable subscription.

How much is this going to cost me?

Speaking of cost. To get you hooked Google is giving you a free one-month trial when you sign up. After the free month the cost for all this TV goodness is only $35 per month. You will get over 40 channels including live local channels. There are more channels constantly being added over time. If you need more you can add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus.

What channels exactly are you paying for?

Standard lineup:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • NBC
  • The CW
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • Comcast SportsNet
  • Fox Sports
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • USA
  • FX
  • FXX
  • FXM
  • FreeForm
  • The Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • BTN
  • SEC Network
  • Bravo
  • Oxygen
  • Syfy
  • Sprout
  • CBS Sports Network
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NBC Golf
  • MSNBC
  • CNBC
  • Fox News
  • Fox Business
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Universal HD
  • Chiller
  • YouTube Red Originals

These channels are coming Soon:

  • AMC
  • Telemundo
  • NBC Universo
  • ESPN 3
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • WE tv
  • IFC
  • SundanceTV
  • Local Now
  • Shudder (Add-on)
  • Sundance Now (Add-on)

Tell me about DVR?

YouTube TV’s has a cloud DVR that has NO storage limits. Unlike PlayStation Vue 1 month limitation,YouTube TV lets you keep your recordings for 9 months.

So is it one person per subscription?

Like Netflix you can have multiple accounts per subscription. Up to six per subscription however you can only watch up to three streams at once.

What can you watch YouTube Tv on?

As of now you can only use Google’s own Chromecast device, iPhone or Android. YouTube said that at some point they’ll support other connected TV devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku or game systems.

Before you get too excited be warned it’s a Limited roll out.

YouTube TV is only being rolled out to the following cities; New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Since YouTube TV uses your location you won’t even be able to sign up for the service unless you’re in one of those supported cities. The work around is to use a VPN.  That might be your best because YouTube doesn’t have a schedule for when it will roll out the service to other cities. In the meantime you can sign up here to be alerted when it is available.

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