Google has worked with networks and affiliate partners to bring live television coverage to YouTube, with a focus on live sports content. The move is aimed at cord-cutters, viewers who prefer to consume all their video content through web services, doing away with traditional dth or cable for access to television programming.
YouTube TV is a TV streaming service that lets you watch live TV from major broadcast and popular cable networks. Enjoy local and national live sports, and must-see shows the moment they air. Record all your favorites without storage space limits, and stream wherever you go. Share with up to 5 other roommates or family members in your household.
At launch, YouTube TV is starting fairly small. It’s currently available in:
- Los Angeles
- New York City and surrounding suburbs
- San Francisco Bay Area
Live TV from the major broadcasters (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) is a major part of YouTube TV, and arranging deals takes time and can be tricky in cities where those channels are run by affiliates. YouTube has said it’s working to quickly expand availability of YouTube TV.
It’s $35 per month, but signing up from an iPhone or iPad makes the monthly bill more expensive.