While content creators on YouTube are continually redefining and expanding the ways in which we consume our daily doses of news or entertainment, they still are a long way off taking on the big TV networks. While the growing power of this movement towards new forms of media can be seen CNN’s recent acquisition of Youtube superstar Casey Neistat’s startup Beme, YouTube obviously feel that traditional TV networks can still provide a new stream of revenue.
Enter YouTube TV. YouTube TV offers a streaming service of popular networks such as NBC, ESPN, CBS and 37 more channels for a no contract, monthly fee of $35. There are two additional channels that can be added to the service for an additional cost.
So far, it’s not the most remarkable offering, however YouTube have a few more tricks up their sleeve. One of the most interesting features of the service is that it includes a cloud DVR service with no storage limits. This could definitely be a selling point for many. Also included for the $35/month subscription is 6 separate accounts, so all the family can have their own login. Each of these 6 accounts will also have their own cloud DVR library.
Like Netflix, it will be accessible across all platforms, however even with a subscription fee, it will still be ad supported.
YouTube offer a one month free trial of this service and should you decide to continue with the service after the trial is over and YouTube receive your first payment, they will send you a complimentary Google Chromecast.
Interested? Well don’t go rushing to get this service just yet unless you are living in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia or the San Francisco Bay Area, as these are currently the only locations that the service is available.
If you are lucky enough to live in one of these locations you can sign up for the service here.