Roku's family of devices is the most popular streaming platform out there, and some smart TVs even come with Roku integrated by default. Roku users now have another option for watching their favorite content and cutting the cord from satellite or cable providers: YouTube TV.
The app used on the Roku device is the same YouTube TV app that is available currently on Android TV, Xbox One (launched in October), and other platforms. That means you get the same features that users on other platforms are enjoying, namely the unlimited Cloud DVR, personalized recommendations, and a grid-style programming guide. A YouTube rep also told CNET that YouTube TV would be “coming very soon” to the Apple TV platform.
YouTube TV launched last April and costs $35 per month. The service allows you to watch your favorite programming on a phone, tablet, PC, Chromecast, or Roku device. That cloud DVR has no limits on storage space and recordings are kept for up to nine months. One subscription gets you six accounts, so the entire family can watch different content at once.
The streaming service also includes access to YouTube Red original programming, while subscribers get access to fifty channels including the big networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, Comcast SportsNet, as well as local broadcast stations. You will need to check to see if YouTube TV is currently available in your area, as its reach is limited at the moment.