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YouTube launches streaming TV to compete with cable channels

APTOPIX You Tube Streaming TV Google announces YouTube TV in the US to compete with cable companies
Cecilia Poole | 05 March, 2017, 00:28

YouTube has unveiled its much anticipated TV service - called YouTube TV.

YouTube TV membership is 35 United States dollars a month and membership will come with six accounts, each with its own recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits.

Internet giant Google recently launched YouTube TV in the largest USA markets in an attempt to compete with existing cable TV networks.

You can watch YouTube TV on any screen-mobile, tablet or computer-and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV will offer a cloud DVR service with no limits on storage. Currently, people from around the world watch around 1 billion hours of content every single day on YouTube, which would take an individual person about 100,000 years to get through.

Now the new service streams ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and several other cable channels.

Kids will get to watch Disney Channel and Sprout using YouTube's online streaming service. However, networks such as Fox Soccer Plus and Showtime require an additional fee. Subscription to YouTube TV will also give users access to YouTube Red, the paid-for, ad-free service for watching YouTube videos.

AT&T also recently launched a streaming only service, branded DirectTV Now, which will cost $35 a month - although it has not been revealed which channels are included. YouTube TV, for instance, won't feature content from Time Warner or Viacom, meaning popular channels like CNN, Discovery, TBS and TNT are all missing.

Google says that YouTube TV will be available "soon", but indicated that it may not be available all over the country simultaneously. However, the company has yet to offer an exact release date.

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