Google announced YouTube TV, a new streaming service across devices (TV, Tablet, Mobile)that features 40+ channels like NBC and ESPN for $35 / mo. Given the robust content and service offerings on top of YouTube’s massive user base and near-ubiquitous distribution platform, YouTube TV could easily surpass subscriber levels of competitors.
The subscription costs $35 per month with no contract (cancel anytime), and will support 6 accounts (3 concurrent streams), each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR. YouTube TV can be viewed on any screen YouTube is available on, including mobile devices, laptop and desktop computers, and of course TVs (Chromecast or other streaming device required for “unsmart TVs”). YouTube TV will be available “soon” (next few months) in the largest US markets and will quickly expand to more cities across the US.
YouTube has partnered with all the broadcast networks including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox in addition to cable channels like FX, USA, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and The Disney Channel with sports offerings from the likes of ESPN, Fox Sports, and FS1. YouTube Red Originals will also be included.
YouTube TV will include unlimited cloud DVR storage, so users can add any series or sports team to their favorites and it’ll save them automatically. Over time Google says users will be able to use voice commands to ask Google Home to start playing a show on Chromecast.