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The chilly relation between Google and Amazon continues to thaw, as both are giants in the video streaming field. Earlier this year, the two companies buried the hatchet with the return of YouTube to the Amazon Fire TV, and the reciprocal appearance of Prime Video on the Google Chromecast. This frenemies relationship is taking another positive turn today as the standalone YouTube TV app is now available for the Fire TV family of devices, which includes streaming sticks and boxes like the Fire TV Cube. Support will also be extended to Fire TV Edition televisions. YouTube TV faces stiff competition to other streaming rivals like Sling TV and DirecTV Now, and Google didn't do itself any... Read more...
Summer is here, which means that many children around the country are out of school and waiting for September to roll around to get back into the daily grind. With this in mind, there are lots of students, teachers, and folks on vacation who want something to watch on those long, hot, lazy summer days. If you are a cord cutter finding something to watch can be a challenge, but YouTube TV subscribers have something to binge on. YouTube TV has announced that it is giving away months of free Showtime to subscribers. That will give you plenty of time to binge on Ray Donovan, Billions, and other shows and movies the premium cable network offers. It's not clear right now if all YouTube TV subscribers... Read more...
When YouTube TV launched at a price of $35/month, it was seen as a breath of fresh air in the streaming TV market. The service offers live programming (including local network channels) that can be streamed from just about any device, and includes Cloud DVR functionality. However, the $35 monthly price rose to $40 in March 2018, and now Google is instituting another price increase for YouTube TV. Effective immediately for new customers, YouTube TV subscriptions will cost $50 per month.  A $15/month increase in two years sounds like something that we’re used to from Big Cable, and not more lithe competitors in the streaming world, but here we are. And we’ve... Read more...
Following its initial launch in select markers back in 2017, Google has announced that its YouTube TV streaming service is now launching nationwide today. YouTube TV is up against a number of big players in the market including DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV. This market expansion should make the service appealing to even more Americans at a $40/month price point. Google says that YouTube TV is now available in the top 95 markets, as of today, and that 98% of households in the U.S. are covered. The remainder of the people not covered today will get coverage "shortly thereafter" today's nationwide launch. The benefit of YouTube TV is that it allows users to watch feeds... Read more...
Anyone who pays for cable or internet service hates it when the service is out, and what you are paying for can’t be used. This is exactly what YouTube TV users had to endure this week with the service experiencing an outage for many subscribers. YouTube wants to make good on the service interruption and has sent an email to the people who were affected by the outage, telling them what the company is going do to make up for the inconvenience. YouTube TV was out last week on Tuesday and in exchange for being unable to watch during the outage, users affected are getting a free week of service. The email tells those affected that they can contact them via a form specifically for affected users,... Read more...
If you've been thinking at all about trying out YouTube TV long-term, today is your last shot to sign up for the streaming service before a price hike goes into effect. YouTube TV currently costs $35 a month for subscribers, but starting tomorrow, that price will jump to $40 per month. While a price bump is no doubt disappointing, there are two upsides that we should mention. For starters, if you are a YouTube TV customer as of today, March 12th, you are grandfathered in at the $35 rate. Secondly, there are new channels that have been added to the lineup to help make the price increase more palatable. You now have access to over 50 networks (including ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) along with new additions... Read more...
More and more people are ditching their expensive cable and satellite TV plans and going with streaming options like Netflix, Sling TV, and Hulu. The catch is that some of these streaming services mean you miss out on local content like news and sports. YouTube TV gets around that by offering streaming content that includes your local shows and news. Yesterday, YouTube announced that the YouTube TV app had launched on Roku devices, which are the most popular streaming devices out there. Along with that announcement, YouTube also announced that the same app would be coming for Apple TV users "very soon" --  and true to its word, YouTube TV is now available on Apple TV devices. The YouTube... Read more...
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”... Read more...
YouTube TV launched earlier this year as the latest in a long list of streaming services aimed at people looking to cut the cord. However, the launch was limited by the fact that the service was primarily focused on watching content from a smartphone or tablet. While that may be OK for people that want to watch TV shows while on-the-go, it didn't specially address the market for people that primarily watch content in front of a big screen television. Well, that all changes today, as Google just announced the YouTube TV app is coming to a host of devices specifically designed to provide a big screen experience. Those devices include the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (which gains supports via SHIELD Software... Read more...
Do you love television content but are ready to cut the cord from big cable providers tapping your wallet dry? YouTube might be your answer. Google has just launched YouTube TV, their own streaming service, in select markets. According to Google, YouTube TV is the answer to the following questions: “How long do we have to wait until we can watch live TV on the go, on all our devices? When will we have DVRs big enough to handle all the things we want to record? And when will we be able to get the channels we care about, at a price we can afford, without all the commitments, equipment fees, and hassle?” YouTube TV allows members to stream live shows on their phone, tablet, computer, Google... Read more...
YouTube is taking the next step in its ongoing evolution as an online video destination. The company announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out live TV streaming service called YouTube TV that will run $35 per month and include access to dozens of channels, including ABC, CBX, Fox, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks, and a whole bunch of popular cable channels. DVR is included, too.Jump starting a live TV service is no easy task. One advantage YouTube had going into this is its existing infrastructure with millions of eyeballs already in place. However, it still needed to hammer out agreements with major media companies, and as other companies that have tried to enter into the streaming... Read more...