YouTube TV debuted on Wednesday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia at $35 a month. The Google-owned company is positioning the service as being half the cost of cable, though it’s not necessarily comparing like with like.
After the first month has been purchased subscribers, or members as YouTube likes to call them, will receive a free Google Chromecast stick.
Carriage has been negotiated with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, FX, USA, Disney Channel, Bravo, MSNBC, Fox News. Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus can also be added for an additional fee.
Negotiations are also progressing with AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News.
Membership also allows access to YouTube Red service, remember that? All the content is receivable through the new YouTube app.
Up to three streams can be watched at any one time, though the account can be shared with up to six family members, each taking advantage of the cloud-based DVR.