Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

YouTube launches YoutubeTV, a rival online cable streaming service

YouTube TV membership is 35 USA dollars a month and membership will come with six accounts, each with its own recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits.

"You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge".

YouTube TV has the potential of changing the way people enjoy video content. YouTube is aiming right for the weakest point of cable TV - inability to offer subscribers the freedom of watching what they want, when they want and how they want without the need for a long term commitment.

YouTube TV is offering what's called a "skinny bundle", in this case a package of around 40 channels built around deals with the major broadcast networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox) and their affiliate stations.

Susan Wojicki, the CEO of YouTube, declared that this was the evolution of television, aiming to "give the younger generation the content that they love with the flexibility they expect", able to watch YouTube TV on their computers, smartphones, tablets, or any device with a Google Chromecast.

YouTube TV allows up to six accounts per subscription, and supports "cloud DVR", which saves recordings for later access, for a period of up to nine months.

Amidst the seemingly endless supply of subscription-based television options, YouTube has made a decision to throw its hat into the ring with the announcement of YouTube TV.

AT&T also recently launched a streaming only service, branded DirectTV Now, which will cost $35 a month - although it has not been revealed which channels are included.

YouTube TV said it will expand to cover more cities across the United States soon.

YouTube TV works on Android and iOS.

Further complicating issues is the fact that YouTube TV, at least in the U.S.

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