Online streaming giants YouTube have announced their very own TV service because hey, we didn’t already have enough of those.
Entering a rather crowded market, the company say they’re planning to bring “the best of the YouTube experience to live TV”.
“To do this, we’ve worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today.”
The service will give users access to over 40 networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN along with “dozens of popular cable networks”. It’ll launch first in the US, but there’s no indication on when we’ll get it here just yet.
“YouTube TV is a US-only app at this time. Any further roll out will be considered with local considerations in mind,” said a YouTube spokesperson.
One feature it does have over other services, however, is unlimited cloud storage for live TV recordings. “Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine months.”
Users can access these recordings as well as the live TV via mobile, tablet, computer or a TV with Chromecast (either built-in or simply connected).
For 35 dollarydoos per month you’ll get six accounts as well as access to YouTube’s premium online service, YouTube Red. You’ll be able to stream on three of these accounts simultaneously.
Seems pretty pricey for a service that doesn’t offer what everyone really wants – that sweet, beautiful HBO content sans of a Foxtel subscription.
Maybe one day guys. Maybe one day.
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