YouTube TV to Offer Live TV for $35 Per Month
Google this week announced YouTube TV, another way to watch television content online. Google partnered with more than 40 television networks, including national and regional channels, to provide access to their shows for the YouTube generation. Some of the channels include ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, USA, FX, Disney Channel, Sprout, E! and Bravo. People can add on Showtime for an extra monthly fee if they wish. The monthly service is accessible from mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Moreover, Android and iOS device users will be able to cast YouTube TV shows from their phone or tablet to their Chromecast-equipped television set. YouTube TV includes a cloud-based DVR with unlimited storage where people can save and access their shows from practically anywhere. Google will allow people to store recordings for free for up to nine months. Each YouTube TV subscription includes up to six individual accounts for personalized recommendations and DVR recording. Google says YouTube TV will go live in the largest U.S. markets soon, with others to follow shortly thereafter. YouTube TV costs $35 per month and doesn't require any contracts or commitments.
Google Shows Off YouTube VR App for Daydream
Google today announced YouTube VR, a version of YouTube dedicated to virtual reality. It will be among the first apps to support Daydream, Google's new VR platform for Android devices.
YouTube Music App Launches for Android and iOS
YouTube's stand-alone music app is now available for download. The app includes a home tab for recommended artists, as well as user-configurable stations based on individual tastes.
Google to Merge Google Play Music and YouTube Red
Google plans to shake up its music offering and ad-free video service, according to statements made by Lyor Cohen, the head of Google Play Music. As it stands today, Google Play Music is available to a single person for $10 per month and families for $15 per month.
YouTube TV Goes Live In Several Markets
YouTube today launched its YouTube TV service in five major U.S. markets: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.