YouTube TV Goes Live in Select Markets5 Apr, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Google-owned YouTube April 5 announced its $35 monthly online TV service, YouTube Live, is now available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
Google is offering a free one-month trial, in addition to a complimentary Google Chromecast media player after the first month’s payment. YouTube TV includes access to cloud-based DVR with no storage limits.
The monthly subscription can be shared with up to six different accounts, with up to three streams running simultaneously. It also features access to YouTube Red original movies and TV shows.
TV programming includes live local broadcast feeds from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, and Comcast SportsNet, among others. Cable channels include FX, USA, Disney Channel, Bravo, MSNBC and Fox News, among others.
Notably absent: HBO, TNT, CNN, TBS, Discovery and HGTV, among others.
YouTube said AMC, Telemundo, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv and BBC World News would be included soon at no additional charge.