YouTube TV launched in the US
YouTube, the world’s largest and most popular video streaming site, has launched a live TV service in the US. For $35 a month, our friends across the pond can watch over 40 channels of live TV from the major networks including, probably most importantly, sports.
The service includes a free Chromecast for new subscribers, allowing them to stream TV from mobile devices to their televisions, and unlimited DVR recordings of shows to watch back later (for up to 9 months!). This is clearly a move by YouTube to try and become a permanent fixture in the living room.
What does this this mean for the rest of the world? Nothing. Zilch. Nada. Sorry if you just got all excited there for a minute but there are no statements about the service expanding anywhere else. Yet.
Besides, there are plenty of other, cheaper, ways to get this content (hey IPTV, how you doin’?*).
* thanks, Joey from Friends