Today, Google officially announced YouTube TV. It’s a new subscription service which will offer dozens of TV networks, cloud DVR, and YouTube Red originals for just $35 a month.
Currently, YouTube TV includes ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and many more of other local sports and cable networks. Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus are available for an additional charge. The service also includes all YouTube Red Originals, and works on Android, iOS, and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs.
Google’s aim is to make watching TV more like watching YouTube, so one of the big selling points is Cloud DVR. Much like Xfinity and similar TV providers, recordings of shows are kept online for easy access. There is no storage limit or simultaneous recording limit, but recordings are deleted after nine months.
Users can have six accounts, with separate recommendations and DVRs, and up to three users can stream TV at once. As mentioned above, YouTube TV only costs $35 a month with no contract. Google says it will “be available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will quickly expand to cover more cities across the country.” You can sign up at tv.youtube.com to find out when it becomes available in your area.