YouTube TV is now available on most Roku devices released over the last few years. This means many more people can now consider YouTube’s live TV service, as long as they live in one of the areas covered by the service. Which is over cities in the United States, with more due soon.
Roku is a popular platform for cord-cutters who likes streaming media. And yet despite its popularity it’s often neglected when it comes to the major apps. YouTube TV is already available on selected smart TVs, Android TV, and Chromecast, but it has now finally arrived on Roku.
YouTube Caters to Cord-Cutters
For the uninitiated, YouTube TV is live TV without the need for cable. For $35/month you get access to live television from 40 networks, plus local sports and news. That means you get ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, AMC, ESPN, and plenty of other channels with acronyms for names.
YouTube TV faces competition from the likes of Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue . However, in the hopes of winning the battle, Google has previously promised to bring YouTube TV to your media player of choice. And by adding support for Roku it’s delivering on that promise.
The. Wait. Is. Over.
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) February 1, 2018
YouTube TV on Roku gives you a cloud DVR with unlimited storage, a Library tab that lists new episodes and your most-watched shows, a Home tab with tailored recommendations, a Live tab with a live TV guide, and seperate logins for up to five members of your household.
According to Roku itself, YouTube TV is available on “all Roku TVs, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick (3800x, 3600x), Roku Express/Express+ (3910x, 3900x, 3710x, 3700x), Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x), [and] Roku 2 (4210x)”.
A Marriage Made in Heaven?
This looks like a marriage made in Heaven. YouTube TV is a fantastic service for cord-cutters, and the Roku is the perfect platform for cord-cutters. So much so we recommend buying a Roku device instead of a smart TV . Now we just need YouTube TV to expand to more cities.
Are you currently subscribed to YouTube TV? If so, what do you think of it? And what device do you use to access the service? Are you a Roku owner who’s interested in subscribing to YouTube TV? Or are you determined to stick with cable? Please let us know in the comments below!