YouTube unveiled streaming television service offering bundles of live channels. YouTube TV was tailored for younger generations seeking news, films and more programmes without subscribing to cable or satellite service.
This new service will now allow subscribers in United States markets to get access on any connected device to networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, along with sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks, according to YouTube.
YouTube TV is designed specifically for the needs of a new generation of TV fans who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want without commitment. It will also allow limitless recording of shows on servers hosted in the internet cloud, so they can be saved for streamed viewing when convenient.
YouTube TV will also combine user created content from the Google-owned online video sharing service, with delivery customized for viewing screens from smartphones to big-screen televisions. This service will be launched first time in US markets where local television content can be provided, with YouTube working to quickly expand availability.
Set to launch in the coming months, YouTube TV will cost Rs. 2507/- (US$35) monthly, with six user accounts allowed per subscriber, positioning itself to compete against skinny bundles from Dish Network’s Sling TV and AT&T’s DirecTV Now. Along with its free videos, YouTube has a Red subscription service priced at Rs. 716 /- (US$10 ) monthly.