Introducing all new YouTube TV
Google now has finally marked a step, its entry into the domain of Internet TV, by introducing an all new brand YouTube TV service with almost of 40 networks on board to stream live broadcasts and cable feeds to subscribers. Along With this Google also joins an already competitive field of Internet TV providers with players like Verizon FIOS, Apple TV, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now.
How would this be different from Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hotstar?
When it comes to simple terms, Netflix offers a collection of all TV shows and movies available to watch whenever you like to be. But with the services like YouTube TV and Verizon FIOS, you will have all channels from TV which will be in a traditional sense.
The YouTube TV service is priced at $35 a month without the contract. It also lets up to six user access contents whenever they want.
This app is built only for mobiles, making it as an easy experience to view all the content on phones.
YouTube TV also includes unlimited cloud DVR storage, which means you can add any series or sports event to your favourites and it will save it up for you.
Not all the TV networks are included in this service. Important ones like CNN news are missing. YouTube has so far been associated with the free content. Getting $35 dollars a month from viewers would be one of the tough task. Especially when they are using to watch top shows on Netflix for just $10.
When will it be launching?
The company has not yet mentioned the date of release, but said it would be launched in the U.S in the “coming weeks or months.” And It is even more uncertain when it will be launched in India.