'YouTube TV' Streaming Service Launches in Five U.S. Cities

YouTube TV, YouTube's streaming television service that was first announced in late February, is rolling out to five cities in the United States starting today.

Priced at $35, the service is available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

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Separate from YouTube Red, YouTube's premium service that features content from prominent YouTubers, YouTube TV is a standalone app that's focused on a mobile first experience. It features access to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and dozens of other major cable channels, alongside standard YouTube video content. Premium channels like Showtime are available for an additional fee.

YouTube TV is priced competitively with other streaming services like DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue, and its feature set includes cloud DVR options with unlimited storage space and an AI-powered recommendation system. Up to six people in a household can use a single YouTube TV subscription.

To access YouTube TV, customers will need to download the YouTube TV app for iOS or Android, both of which are available today. A one-month free trial is available, and YouTube is providing a free Chromecast with the first month's payment to allow customers to stream content to a television set.

YouTube TV can be downloaded from the App Store starting now. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

B-Mc-C Avatar
63 months ago
No Apple TV app. Fail.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
63 months ago

you could just do airplay from the browser.
Using 2 devices to watch TV gets old real fast.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NinjaHERO Avatar
63 months ago
The more competition the better. Bring on all the streaming services.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zaft Avatar
63 months ago
I want to dump cable but every time I try to cancel they lower my bill :rolleyes:
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No Apple TV app. Fail.
you could just do airplay from the browser.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soheilk Avatar
63 months ago
"It features access to...CBS..."

"...its feature set includes cloud DVR options with unlimited storage space and an AI-powered recommendation system."

You hear this AT&T/Directv? We know you can't compete with Google on AI, but for God's sake give us CBS and cloud DVR!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
63 months ago
So does it broadcast regular network TV, including sports? If so, I might be interested, but I also don't want Google spying on me.

Edit: Just read the app description page since the site hasn't gone live yet for me. This is a pretty freaking huge asterisk!

*YouTube TV is currently available to residents of the following areas: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia & San Francisco Bay Area.
Edit 2: Sorry, I must have missed that line from the story, or maybe it was added. Not sure. Either way, this is useless for at least 85% of Americans.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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