YouTube's New $35 Streaming TV Service Will Bring 40 Channels to Cord-Cutters
YouTube just took a bold step in the increasingly complex cord-cutting war. Countless companies have been trying to give customers premium television channels at a fraction of the price that cable companies are charging, and the popular video platform is set to debut one of the most interesting services yet.
According to Fast Company, YouTube will soon offer a monthly TV streaming service equipped with 40 channels—including ESPN, MSNBC, USA, and FX—for $35. While most of the major broadcast channels will also be available (like Fox and NBC), none of the Time Warner and Viacom-owned channels will appear on the platform. This might be an issue if you're a fan of CBS, MTV, Comedy Central, etc.
That $35 cost includes access for six accounts, an enhanced search function to find specific shows, and the ability to record shows through a Cloud-based DVR. The company will also offer up original programming, including what's already on the YouTube Red program.
There's no firm release date for this new service as of yet (called YouTube TV), but the company says to expect it within "the coming months." In the meantime, here are a dozen other cord-cutting alternatives.
[h/t Fast Company]