YouTube Is Getting Into The Live TV Game

Fittingly, it's called YouTube TV.

Good news for cord cutters, YouTube is getting into live TV.

On Tuesday, the company announced its launching a new live and on-demand internet TV streaming service called YouTube TV.

Subscribers will have access to more than 30 networks, including ABC, CBS FOX, NBC, USA, FX and 10 sports networks, including ESPN, Fox Sports and NBCSN for $35 per month, in addition to paid YouTube content from YouTube Red. That price also includes six accounts, which allows for personalized recommendations for each member of the household, though only three accounts can stream at one time. 

Channels available on YouTube TV. 
Channels available on YouTube TV. 

Notably absent from YouTube’s service are Viacom-owned channels Discovery, A&E, AMC, TBS, TNT, MTV, Comedy Central and CNN. 

While no specific launch date has been announced as of yet, YouTube TV joins the growing space of internet TV streaming services as more people look for ways to say goodbye to traditional cable.

In addition to the more established Sling TV and Sony’s Playstation Vue, AT&T recently launched a similar service with DirecTVNow, though it seems to have been launched prematurely. As of January, The Verge called the service a “complete mess” citing frequent interruptions, missing features and billing issues as major problems. 



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