|Founded||February 28, 2017|
|Services||OTT Internet television|
|Parent||Google (through YouTube)|
YouTube TV is a commercial service that streams more than 70 live TV networks via the Internet. A subsidiary of Google, parent company of YouTube, YouTube TV's line up includes major U.S. networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, FX, AMC, CNN, TBS, Discovery, and ESPN.
YouTube TV launched on February 28, 2017.
YouTube TV began streaming in April 2017 in five U.S. markets - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco, In addition to national U.S. networks, YouTube TV broadcasts channels owned by those networks, their corporate owners and other media companies. Other channels include CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC World News, The Smithsonian Channel (a venture by CBS-owned Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution); Sundance TV (owned by AMC Networks); numerous sports channels; Disney Channel (owned by The Walt Disney Company); and BBC America (jointly owned by AMC Networks and BBC Studios). YouTube TV members also have access to YouTube Premium original movies and shows (although a YouTube Premium subscription is not included with YouTube TV).
On February 14, 2018, YouTube TV added Turner Broadcasting Systems networks including TBS, TNT, CNN and Cartoon Network among others. In addition, YouTube TV also announced deal to add NBA TV and MLB Network.
The service expanded to cover 98 percent of U.S. households in January 2019. In March 2019, YouTube TV launched in Glendive, Montana, thus becoming available in every TV market in the United States.
On April 10, 2019, YouTube TV added 9 networks owned by Discovery including Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HGTV, Food Network among others. This brought YouTube TV to more than 70 channels. Google also announced that they would be adding Oprah Winfrey Network channels. The monthly price for all customers increased by about 42% compared to the launch price, and 25% compared to the March 2018 price, with no grandfathering available.
YouTube TV subscribers can save TV shows for later viewing - called a DVR service.
Over seventy networks are available in YouTube TV:
- Entertainment & lifestyle: AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Comet, Cozi TV, Decades, Discovery, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, Investigation Discovery, IFC, HGTV, Motor Trend, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, Turner Classic Movies, USA, We TV
- News: BBC World News, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, HLN, Local Now, MSNBC, Newsy
- Regional availability: NECN
- Sports: BTN, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel
- Premium (additional charge): AMC Premiere ($5/month), CuriosityStream ($3/month), Epix ($6/month), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/month), NBA League Pass ($40/month), Showtime ($11/month), Shudder ($6/month), Starz ($9/month), SundanceNow ($7/month)
Supported YouTube TV devices include:
- Android mobile devices
- Apple iOS mobile devices (10.x or higher)
- Chromecast (cast from mobile device)
- DirecTV Now
- Hulu with Live TV
- PlayStation Vue
- Sling TV
- Spectrum TV Stream
- Xfinity Instant TV
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