YouTube TV service goes live in select cities, but the rollout continues
Google's YouTube TV service has just been launched in select cities in the United States. Officially unveiled back in February, the service is now available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
Although it's only been launched in five cities, Google claims the service will come to even more U.S. markets very soon. If you're living in one of the cities mentioned, you can subscribe to YouTube TV if you think it suits your needs.
It's worth noting that membership is precise $35 a month, which, as pointed by Google, is less than half the average cost of cable. Naturally, you can cancel the service at any time, so there are no commitments.
YouTube TV service offers subscribers live streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, Comcast SportsNet and dozens more. Also, based on where they live, subscribers will be able to watch their local broadcast TV stations covering local sports and news.
Moreover, traditional cable channels like FX, USA, Disney Channel, Bravo, MSNBC, and Fox News will be available to watch as well. For an extra fee, you'll also be able to add Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus.
Paying the $35 monthly fee will also provide you with a cloud DVR with no storage limits, which means you'll be able to record as many shows as you want and at the same time. The YouTube TV membership also gives you access to the YouTube Red Original series and movies.
Obviously, you can watch YouTube TV on the phone, tablet or computer, as well as stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast.