YouTube today announced that its live-streaming service, YouTube TV, is now launching as a dedicated app for smart TVs, streaming devices, and gaming systems. The company also confirmed that an Apple TV app for YouTube TV will launch "in the coming weeks."

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Today, YouTube TV will be available on Android TV devices and smart TVs, as well as the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and upcoming Xbox One X.

So today we’re excited to unveil the new YouTube TV app built for TV devices. In the next few days, you’ll be able to stream live TV through the new YouTube TV app on Android TV devices including NVIDIA SHIELD and TVs with Android TV built-in, such as Sony, as well as on the Xbox One family of devices (Xbox One, Xbox One S, and soon Xbox One X).

In the coming weeks we'll be launching the new app on Smart TVs, such as LG, Samsung, Sony, along with Apple TV.

The new YouTube TV app is similar to the app on mobile, with Home, Live, and Library tabs for viewing content. New features include a dark background, Live guide to look at upcoming shows, and the ability to navigate the app while keeping video running in the background.

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YouTube TV originally debuted in early April and continued expanding throughout the spring, and was initially available only for iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as on the web. YouTube TV allows viewers to live stream and watch shows on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and dozens of other major cable channels, alongside standard YouTube video content.

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Top Rated Comments

Gyroworld Avatar
47 months ago
What about the YouTube app? You know, the app people actually want to use but don't because it's literally better on every other device
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2268473 Avatar
47 months ago
The main YouTube app for Apple TV is abysmal. You can barely call it an app. Disappointing since I assume the majority of their revenue is from normal YouTube videos rather than their TV.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
avanpelt Avatar
47 months ago
YouTube TV is advertising the hell out of the World Series, that's for sure. For now, I'm sticking with DIRECTV Now. Hard to beat the initial $35/month offer for 100+ live channels. They have got to get the cloud DVR going, though. The service has been out just shy of a year, and they're one of the only (perhaps the only, now) live TV streaming services that doesn't offer cloud DVR capability.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zaft Avatar
47 months ago
Anyone actually subscribe to this service?
I do, it’s pretty good.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GIZBUG Avatar
47 months ago
Sling did not have my local CBS, and Hulu is fine but I already had Youtube tv at that point and youtube tv is $5 cheaper a month.
Thanks. Going to cut the cord from Dish soon, so just weighing options
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zaft Avatar
47 months ago
Thanks. Going to cut the cord from Dish soon, so just weighing options
Both have free trials, so give them a shot. One advantage of YouTube tv is unlimited DVR at no extra cost.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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