YouTube TV, the streaming television service that launched in April, was today updated with support for AirPlay, allowing video streamed from the iPhone or the iPad to be played on an Apple TV.

The service has been available on the iPad and the iPhone through a YouTube TV app since it launched, but YouTube has not yet made an app available on the Apple TV.

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Prior to today, Chromecast was the only way to broadcast content from the app to a television set, but with AirPlay support, YouTube TV content is also available through the Apple TV.

Priced at $35, YouTube TV is only available in a limited number of cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

YouTube TV is a standalone streaming service that's focused on a mobile first experience, and it is separate from the YouTube Red premium service. It includes 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.

For customers who want to try YouTube TV, the service includes a one-month free trial. YouTube TV can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

TallGuyGT Avatar
92 months ago
I haven't been able to get local channels to work. It thinks I'm in Alaska, and to top it off I changed out my cable modem and now I get some IP warning, which has created this total cluster that Vue tech support can't resolve. I'm sure a few more hours on the phone will eventually get me somewhere but right now it's just not worth the hassle.
I have a similar problem with DirectTV Now. It won't show me local channels, even though I'm in NYC. And the CBS app will show me live TV thru the AppleTV, but not when I'm using Android TV (both connected to the same router).

There are times when I really want to uncut the cord.
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Mouse man Avatar
92 months ago
Wow another tv app.
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TallGuyGT Avatar
92 months ago
I'll try it once it's on AppleTV, but for now I'm relatively happy with PS Vue. It's the only one I've tried where the local channels actually work.
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