YouTube TV App Officially Launches for Apple TV

YouTube this morning teased that its YouTube TV Apple TV app was "coming very soon," and "coming very soon" apparently meant this afternoon.

The YouTube TV app is now available for download from the App Store on the Apple TV, where it is featured prominently in a banner.


YouTube TV's new Apple TV app comes just in time for Super Bowl LII, which is set to take place on Sunday, February 4. YouTube also recently expanded to Roku devices, presumably with the aim of luring new subscribers who want to watch the Super Bowl.

The YouTube TV service, which is priced at $35 per month, offers subscribers access to television shows on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and dozens more.

YouTube TV boasts more than 40 channels, including live sports and news. It also offers unlimited DVR storage space and allows subscribers to access their shows from anywhere in the United States, plus it includes content from the $9.99 per month YouTube Red service.


Introduced back in April, YouTube TV is a live streaming service designed to compete with offerings like Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, and Playstation Vue, all of which are available via apps on fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models.

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12 weeks ago
I’ll try it again in 2026, by which point advertising will hopefully have been dragged behind the barn and punched repeatedly in the grandma.
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11 weeks ago

If it's $9.99 I would consider, $35 never! Or does this include Netflix, Prime and HBO?

Meanwhile back on planet earth...
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12 weeks ago

$35/month with commercials!? No thanks.


You expect live tv without commercials for $35? Are you serious?
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12 weeks ago

$35/month with commercials!? No thanks.


Pretty sure the commercials are part of the live tv stream and not additional ads on top of them.
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12 weeks ago
$35/month with commercials!? No thanks.
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12 weeks ago
How about adding 4K to the AppleTV YouTube app before all this other stuff... :*(
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12 weeks ago
Anyone here using Playstation Vue? Tried all of them (Sling, Youtube tv, Hulu tv, Direct TV now) but they seem to lack that overall tv/cable experience (Especially when it comes to DVR). Highly recommend PSVUE.
Rating: 3 Votes
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12 weeks ago

It lacks both a guide and 60fps...no thanks.


It has a guide and some content is at 60fps.
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12 weeks ago

It lacks both a guide and 60fps...no thanks.

All sports channels are 60fps and the DVR is by far the best available right now of all the TV streaming companies.
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12 weeks ago

Anyone here using Playstation Vue? Tried all of them (Sling, Youtube tv, Hulu tv, Direct TV now) but they seem to lack that overall tv/cable experience (Especially when it comes to DVR). Highly recommend PSVUE.


I did the free trial of Vue and DTVNow at the same time. I wasn't that impressed with the interface on Vue. It was $4 more per month, harder to navigate (though not oppressively so), and I think it even had fewer channels, IIRC. We declined to renew and stayed with DTV, got the free Apple TV 4K, so we're stuck with it for a couple more months. I'm hoping that Philo gets their Apple TV act together and releases the native app. For $16/month, I could sign up twice and still be ahead.
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