Finally, live TV made
By YouTube TV Team
March 01, 2017
There’s no question
that people love TV, from live sports to breaking news to
sitcoms and dramas. But the truth is, there are a lot of
limitations in how to watch TV today. Unlike online video,
people can't watch TV when they want, on any screen and on their
terms, without commitments. Consumers have made it clear that
they want live TV without all the hassle. They don’t want to
worry about their DVR filling up. They don't want to miss a
great game or their favorite show because they’re on the go.
They tell us they want TV to be more like YouTube.
Well, we’ve got some good news! We’re bringing the best of the
YouTube experience to live TV. To do this, we’ve worked closely
with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way
we watch today.
Meet YouTube TV. It’s live TV designed for the YouTube
generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they
want, how they want, without commitments.
Here’s what YouTube TV offers:
YouTube TV will be
available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will quickly
expand to cover more cities across the country. Visit
and sign up to find out when we’ll launch in your market.
- Live TV
streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports
networks and dozens of popular cable networks. YouTube
TV gives you the best of live TV, from must-see broadcast
shows like “Empire,” “The Voice,” “The Big Bang Theory” and
“Scandal,” to the live sports you want. YouTube TV includes
major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks
like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, so you can
watch your favorite NBA or MLB teams. We’ve also partnered
with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local
news based on where you live. And YouTube TV offers dozens
of additional cable channels, so you won’t miss out on the
latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies
from USA or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or
Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo. You can also add
Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an
additional charge. In total, YouTube TV gives you access to
more than 40 networks, listed below.
- A cloud
DVR, with no storage limits. With YouTube TV, you’ll be
able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your
cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want,
simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your
phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine
service that works great on all your screens. You can
watch YouTube TV on any screen—mobile, tablet or
computer—and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google
Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV works on
both Android and iOS. And your cloud DVR goes with you, so
you can stream your recordings on any device, whenever and
wherever you want.
Red Originals. With a YouTube TV membership, you can
watch all of our YouTube Red Original
right on the new YouTube TV app.
accounts, one price. Every YouTube TV membership comes
with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations
and personal DVR with no storage limits. You can watch up to
three concurrent streams at a time.
- Half the
cost of cable with zero commitments. A YouTube TV
membership is only $35 a month and there are no
commitments—you can cancel anytime.
With so much great content available on TV, we’re thrilled to
build an experience that lets you enjoy it as easily as you
watch YouTube. We can't wait for you to tune in.