We all know that with the revolution of the digital world, traditional media like television, rather than being in danger of disappearing, are in need of evolution. In order to join the revolution, Netflix had to restructure itself as a streaming media company in 2007, while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental service. Following their lead, other services like Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO Go and many other streaming services that we enjoy today, were released.
I have a TV, and I have an antenna. An antenna? Yes, that thing our Abuelita used for tuning in the telenovela every afternoon. Why? Because if you live in the US (and it’s unbelievable that many millennials are unaware of this information), buy an antenna on Amazon and connect it to your TV, you have access to a number of channels, including local ones like NBC, CBS, ABC, Univision, Telemundo, and many others.
How do I complement the programming of my local channels? Or what happens when I’m not home and I miss my favorite show? That’s where streaming services come in!
As I quoted in a previous article, besides being the second most important platform on the Internet after Facebook, with more than a billion users, YouTube is also the second most important search engine after Google.
And now our friends from Google just launched YouTube TV!
YouTube TV is live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments.
What does YouTube TV offer?
- Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks. YouTube TV gives you the best of live TV, from must-see broadcast shows like “Empire,” “The Voice,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal,” to the live sports you want. YouTube TV includes major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, so you can watch your favorite NBA or MLB teams. We’ve also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live. And YouTube TV offers dozens of additional cable channels, so you won’t miss out on the latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies from USA or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo. You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge. In total, YouTube TV gives you access to more than 40 networks, listed below.
- A cloud DVR, with no storage limits. With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine months.
- A service that works great on all your screens. You can watch YouTube TV on any screen—mobile, tablet or computer—and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV works on both Android and iOS. And your cloud DVR goes with you, so you can stream your recordings on any device, whenever and wherever you want.
- YouTube Red Originals. With a YouTube TV membership, you can watch all of our YouTube Red Original series and movies right on the new YouTube TV app.
- Six accounts, one price. Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. You can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time.
How much does YouTube TV cost?
Half the cost of cable with zero commitments. A YouTube TV membership is only $35 a month and there are no commitments—you can cancel anytime.
YouTube TV will be available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will quickly expand to cover more cities across the country. Get all the information visiting tv.youtube.com.
So don’t worry about asking for links next time you want to watch the Oscars or Lady Gaga’s performance during the Super Bowl. From now on you can watch it live wherever you are, on your TV or any of your mobile devices.
What do you think about this service? Share your opinion in the comments!