YouTube TV: Everything You Need To Know About The Massive New Service
1 March 2017, 13:18
TV is even more over than it was yesterday.
It was only yesterday that we got wind of YouTube slowly taking over TV; but it looks as though the video giant is now ready to just straight-up become its biggest rival. Because "YouTube TV", a newly announced subscription bundle with over 40 channels, will be rolling out across the US soon.
We're coming for you / We're coming for you / Bundled cable / We're coming for you. YouTube TV is here, and wow. https://t.co/KCgFDw2ATQ— John Green (@johngreen) February 28, 2017
YouTube TV will cost $35 a month, and is designed to take on live cable for "the YouTube generation".
"We’re bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV," reads the blog post announcement. "It’s designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments."
YouTube TV offers the chance to record and watch shows at any time with no storage limit, and will feature over 40 of the US' major TV channels - as well as a subscription to all the original productions released through YouTube Red.
Like always, the UK is missing out on this interesting new update (although for now we've got Sky+); but at least this means that if a similar service makes its way here, they'll have worked out the kinks.
But while we have yet to figure out what this huge new announcement will mean for the creator community in the future, one thing's clear - everybody's got jokes.
Will YouTube TV have a comments section to ruin the experience?— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) March 1, 2017
I'm really excited for Facebook TV.— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) February 28, 2017
Its like Youtube TV, but all the streaming video is stolen and has this border around it. pic.twitter.com/PEDI36xig1