YouTube TV goes live in five major US cities for $35 a month

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The cable box may soon become a thing of past. Joining the bandwagon of Netflix, Hotstar, and Hulu, Google is rolling out YouTube TV for both iOS and Android platform in five major US cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia markets for $35 a month.


YouTube TV will include ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Network and Comcast SportsNet, among many others. Among the offerings from the networks that are included are live sports from the NBA, MLB, NFL and the NCAA. Undoubtedly, this makes YouTube TV the most robust streaming package for sports fans without any add-ons or bonus subscription packages.

CIOL YouTube TV goes live in in five major US cities for $35 a month

More networks will be added to YouTube TV at no extra cost, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE TV and BBC World News, as per the company.


Users will be able to stream content directly on their iOS or Android devices, or in their web browsers. Google’s Chromecast devices are currently the only ones supported by YouTube TV, which also includes TVs with Chromecast streaming built-in. So if you don't want to watch your favourite show on mobile or tablet, you can always Chromecast the show to the big screen.

Currently, up to six profiles can be set up on one account of YouTube TV, and the service allows for up to three simultaneous streams per account. Google is providing unlimited DVR storage on its servers as well, allowing users to watch and record content without storage issues. “You can record as many programs as you want at the same time, without ever running out of storage space,” says the FAQ. “We’ll even keep each recording for nine months. Stream from your library anywhere in the U.S.”

However, YouTube is yet to clarify the amount of the data all this streaming could require. As most people do not have unlimited data plans, it will all depend on how much you watch, and where you watch it.

You can try the one month free trial here.

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