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YouTubeTV goes live in U.S. market

Google’s YouTube TV is here. YouTube made the announcement in March its intentions to launch a new subscription service that will give viewers access to more than 50 channels including ESPN, ABC, ...
April 6, 2017

Google’s YouTube TV is here.

YouTube made the announcement in March its intentions to launch a new subscription service that will give viewers access to more than 50 channels including ESPN, ABC, NBC and dozens of cable networks. Now, the tech giant is making good on that promise.

YouTube TV will now be available in the U.S.’s largest metro areas — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia — with more U.S. markets rolling out soon.

There are also more networks slated to join YouTube TV, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News. With a subscription, audiences can also watch YouTube Red Originals and movies in the new YouTube TV app.

A YouTube TV membership is $35 a month, less than half the average cost of cable, and can be canceled at any time, said the company in a statement.

YouTube TV can be watched on phone, tablet or computer and can be streamed on a television via a Google Chromecast. YouTube plans to support more connected TV devices later in 2017. The cloud DVR allows customers to stream recordings wherever they are within the U.S.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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