YouTube TV is finally making its way into your living room, thanks to a new YouTube TV app for set-top boxes, smart TVs, and games consoles. This means you’ll finally be able to watch YouTube TV on a screen larger than your smartphone, all from the comfort of your own armchair. Ah, bliss.
In March 2017, YouTube announced YouTube TV. This new over-the-top service offers live TV streaming, a limitless cloud DVR, and YouTube Red content, all for $35/month. And now, months after launching on mobile, YouTube TV is invading your living room thanks to a dedicated app.
YouTube TV Launches in Your Living Room
With more and more people cutting the cord every year, a number of different services are trying to fill void in people’s lives. One of which is YouTube TV, which boasts a basic package which buys you live content from major networks, plus sports and other content, all for just $35/month.
YouTube TV has, until now, been limited to mobile, desktop, and the Chromecast. However, YouTube is now launching a dedicated YouTube TV app for a range of living room hardware, including Android TV, Apple TV, the Xbox One, and Roku, as well as smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, and LG.
The dedicated YouTube TV app for living room devices is a little different than the existing apps. The user interface has been made for leanback viewing, there’s a better programming guide, and there’s the option to flick through the menu while content continues playing in the background.
If you can’t find the YouTube TV app for your living room hardware of choice don’t despair just yet. YouTube is starting with Android TV and Xbox, before moving onto other devices. It should be available on most hardware by the end of the year, with the exception of the Amazon Fire TV.
YouTube TV Makes for Compelling Viewing
YouTube TV isn’t the only game in town, with Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue all vying for your business. However, YouTube TV is a solid option for cord-cutters keen to cancel their cable. And this dedicated app for living room devices make it a more compelling option than ever.
Do you currently pay for YouTube TV? If so, do you think it represents good value for money? Or do you think it’s overpriced and under delivering? Will you be making use of this new dedicated YouTube TV app for the living room? Please let us know in the comments below!
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