YouTube is wading into the OTT TV waters with the announcement of its own television package. In a blog post, the company said, “We’re bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. To do this, we’ve worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today.”
YouTube TV is live TV designed to allow users to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments. It offers live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks, and dozens of cable networks. YouTube has also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live. You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge.
YouTube TV also offers a cloud DVR, with no storage limits, a service that works on all your screens, and YouTube Red Originals. In addition, every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits.
YouTube TV will be available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will expand to cover more cities across the country. The basic package will run you $35.