Youtube will be adding more content to YouTube TV, the company’s year-old paid subscription service of which lets you watch live cable as well as broadcast networks over the internet, as well as will be expanding availability of the service to 100 US markets coming from 80, offering of which to 85% of US households.
In a welcome move to cord cutters, starting Feb. 14, YouTube TV users will be able to stream TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, as well as Turner Classic Movies, in addition to key existing channels like ESPN, ABC, USA, FX, Fox News, E! as well as the CW among others.
YouTube TV will be also beefing up its sports offering. Users will be able to stream nationally televised NBA games, NBA All-Star weekend, NBA Playoff games, MLB Postseason games, the PGA Championship as well as UEFA soccer. of which will be also adding NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour network, as well as MLB Network owned by Major League Baseball. For yet another fee, users can also add NBA League Pass, the league’s live game service, or MLB.TV to their monthly package.
While YouTube TV will be a fresh as well as relatively little service, the additional offerings make of which more competitive against rival services like Dish’s Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, AT&T’s DirecTV currently, as well as Hulu’s Live TV. Cord-cutting services are becoming a well-known alternative to traditional cable, which many users find too costly. YouTube TV reportedly has more than 300,000 subscribers.
YouTube TV also includes access to YouTube Red Originals — premium ad-free content made by YouTube stars — a service of which will be usually offered through a separate subscription. of which also lets you record as well as store live TV programs inside cloud as well as play them back anywhere.
To get in at the current rate of $35 per month, users have to sign up for YouTube TV before March 13. After March 13, any fresh YouTube TV subscribers will pay $40 a month.
The fresh markets getting YouTube TV include: Lexington, Dayton, Honolulu, El Paso, Burlington, Plattsburgh, Richmond, Petersburg, Mobile, Syracuse, Champaign, Springfield, Columbia, Charleston, Harlingen, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre as well as Scranton.