YouTube TV starting rolling out this week to multiple platforms, offering customers live TV and recording of programs for viewing later. There are over 40 channels included in the base plan [See an updated list YouTube TV channels] and premium channels such as SHOWTIME, Shudder, Sundance Now and Fox Soccer Plus are available each at an additional charge. First launching in only 5 markets, the service is available in close to 50 cities upon wide national launch.
Up to six accounts can be activated per household on one plan, each with their own login, personalized recommendations, and DVR access. YouTube TV is supported on many Android devices including tablets, and smartphones, PCs, and can be cast to big screen TVs via Chromecast or Apple Airplay. Additional devices coming soon include Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, and various smart TVs. Amazon Fire TV is left out of the mix though, as Google and Amazon still don’t see eye to eye.
YouTube TV includes a Cloud DVR with no storage limits, and recordings can be stored for 9 months. So what channels can you watch? Google has struck deals with the major broadcast networks that include ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well a The CW. Sports channels include ESPN networks, FS1 and Fox regional networks, CBS Sports Network, and Comcast regional networks, among others.
In entertainment YouTube TV customers can choose from around twenty networks including AMC, FX, Nat Geo, and WE tv, as well as YouTube Red Originals. There are only half-a-dozen news networks upon launch of the service such as BBC World News, CNBC, and Fox News, but we expect more news media options to become available in the future.
Kids channels include Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Universal Kids. Spanish language programming can be found on Universo and Telemundo.
YouTube TV Channels
ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC
Big Ten Network , CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, NBCSN, NESN, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network
ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE
AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Chiller, E!, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, SundanceTV, SyFy, Universal HD, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv
BBC World News, CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC, Newsy
Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids
See an updated list of YouTube TV channels here.