YouTube TV has launched! Ahead of a larger roll out, Youtube TV has launched today for users in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago.
Wait, so what does this mean?
YouTube TV, announced back in Feb of this year, is a standalone TV service that offers 4 big networks and other channels ( see below) on your iOS or Android mobile device or your desktop through your browser, with unlimited DVR functionality. It’s a subscription based service that will cost you $35 a month.
The big 4 are: CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC and the others include:
CW, Telemundo, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, CSN, Fox Prime Ticket, FSI, NBCSN, USA, FX, Freeform, Disney, E, ESPN U, FS2, BTN, ESPN SEC, Bravo, Oxygen, FX, Syfy, Disney Junior, Disney XD, NBC Universo, CBS Sports Network, ESPN News, NBC Golf, National Geographic, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business, Local Now, FXM, Sprout, Universal, Nat Geo Wild, Chiller.
More networks coming soon include: AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News.
You can watch on up to six devices simultaneously, however for now, in order to watch on the big screen you’ll be limited to Chromecast functionality. YouTube has confirmed that it’s planning apps for more connected TV devices to come later this year.
You can sign up and get a free trial where available at tv.youtube.com.
What do you think about YouTube TV? Yay or nay?