Millions of people already watch videos on YouTube but the video site now has a service users can check out. The service isn’t available everywhere just yet but those who live Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago, can now see what the streaming service offers.
This new YouTube TV service is available for computers and phones for $35 a month. The service offers livestreams from broadcast networks such as Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS. There are also a few other networks such as ESPN and CW. The YouTube TV service is debuting with 39 stations but the company plans to add ten more in the future.
In February, YouTube entered the growing field of companies with their own streaming service. The new YouTube service gives users a way to watch some of their favorite TV shows without a cable or satellite subscription.
The new service is different from YouTube Red as it offers a number of number of livestreams from all four major broadcast networks. YouTube Red, which made its debut in November 2014, is a paid streaming subscription service that offers ad-free streaming and movies and shows exclusive to members. The YouTube Red subscription service is currently available in the US, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.
YouTube, one of the most popular websites in the world, has now joined the crowded field of streaming with its YouTube TV service. When the service was announced back in February, the company said that it would be available in the largest US markets and that it would quickly expand to more cities. Earlier today, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago became the first cities to have the YouTube TV service.
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