YouTube has been one of the biggest conglomerates in the tech world for years. With over a billion users making up a third of the of all web surfers across the globe, this tech Giant is finally about to make a play for entertainment domination by bringing us YouTube TV.
Over the years has the platform has been used for uploading videos of every description whether this be home videos, Vlogs, tutorials, e-learning videos, marking campaigns, film trailers and so much more. In fact since the first upload in April 23, 2005 users of the tech giant upload more than 100 hours of video every minute, now that’s a lot of video!
As the second largest search engine after Google, it was only a matter of time before the corporation expanded its facilities and services even further. Now with the release of YouTube TV, the tech giant will recruit and even bigger user population that will just continue to grow.
According to resources the service will be quite inexpensive at around $35 with the availability of six accounts. However before you get excited, it has been stated that it will only launch in markets that offer full broadcast feeds like New York, LA and Philadelphia.
“YouTube has partnered with all broadcast networks in order to offer comprehensive national coverage with ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox all included.” – YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl
With the companies experience in high quality video streaming over the internet, they place themselves as a strong contender as they go up against organisations like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO NOW. To appeal to a younger demographic YouTube TV includes YouTube Red’s 28 original series, and will challenge traditional cable TV players by offering DVR that never runs out of space, and has the capabilities to retain multiple recordings.
Once you have the app you can at any point “cast” YouTube’s TV content to your television with Chromecast. Like Amazon Prime you can command YouTube TV via voice control and integrate the system with Google’s speaker products. YouTube TV will be available to U.S. customers in select markets on web, Android and iOS
With YouTube set to dominate the TV streaming market what will be its next play?