Thursday April 06, 2017

YouTube TV Launches in Five Cities

Google’s TV service is now available in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, Chicago, and Philadelphia areas. A free 30-day trial is available, so you don’t have anything to lose by signing up. I played around with it last night but got pissed off at the resolutionآ—who wants to watch Nat Geo (or anything, really) in 480p?

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YouTube TV’s anchor programming comprises the broadcast and cable networks from four media conglomerates: Disney/ABC, 21st Century Fox, CBS and NBCUniversal. Soon after launch, YouTube TV will add AMC Networks’ AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, WeTV and BBC World News. YouTube TV is launching in the initial five cities amid a flurry of action in the over-the-top TV space. Hulu prepping its own sub-$40 skinny bundle, set to join others including AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Dish’s Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue and FuboTV.