YouTube Unplugged may be a streaming cable TV service on the way

YouTube Unplugged may be a streaming cable TV service on the way
Cord cutting has gotten easier and easier over the years, but it can still be somewhat awkward to give up cable if you enjoy enough of the content you would get there. You could save money, but it would require a number of subscriptions to various streaming services to make up the loss. And, it sounds like YouTube is planning to get in the game too.

Reports say that Google is working on a service called YouTube Unplugged which would offer a bundle of cable channels streamed over the internet. It's unclear yet if the service would be similar to something like Hulu where shows would be available on demand, or if it would be more like Sling TV where it would mimic the live stream found on a proper cable subscription. YouTube has reportedly discussed the plans with a number of media companies, including NBCUniversal, Viacom, Twenty-First Century Fox, and CBS. However, no actual rights have been secured yet. 

YouTube Unplugged would be a paid subscription service, and although nothing is confirmed, YouTube allegedly wants to keep the price under $35 per month. Also, given that no content rights have been secured, it's clear the service won't launch any time soon. Reports say 2017 would be the earliest we might see it. 

source: Bloomberg

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9 Comments

1. geniusjatt

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Get kodi for worldwide stream service. No need to pay anything.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

US Market though.

3. sebstin

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

$35 per month? Who will buy?

5. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

yes $35 will be a lot less than most people pay.

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I pay less than that, 35 is too expensive unless they include a lot of content, if it's just plain live stream channel, they can just go back home and f**k themselves because no ones gonna get it, just like what's happening with YouTube red

7. TerryTerius unregistered

$35 is a LOT less than what the majority of Americans pay for cable or satellite. That's the point that Emma was making.You're definitely an exception in that regard. http://bgr.com/2015/09/09/cable-tv-bill-price-100/

9. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

You will run out of data really quick though. Most people internet are capped at 300 GB per month.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm all for anything that breaks the cable company's death grip on TV content, but it's not going to happen. Comcast owns NBC and all the networks under it's umbrella. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. These mammoths aren't going to give up their power.

8. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Unless I can watch adult rated movies, uncensored and uncut movies and animes on youtube. There's no way I would pay $35. If my cable provider provides me a good set of channels with HD channels. Under $30. Why would I need to get a youtube streaming cable?

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