YouTube TV's $20 add-on introduces 4K support and offline viewing

Shawn Knight

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Editor's take: YouTube TV, Google’s over-the-top streaming television service, has introduced a new add-on that includes a handful of noteworthy features. The new capabilities don't come cheap, but at least for a limited time, interested parties can secure a 50 percent discount.

4K Plus enables users to watch 4K content on YouTube TV for the first time. You’ll need a 4K-compatible TV and streaming device, mind you, and the selection of content will no doubt be quite limited.

In its announcement, YouTube said subscribers will “have access to watch major sports events this summer in 4K, plus live content from networks like NBC and ESPN, sports like college football and basketball later this year and on-demand content from FX, Discovery Networks, Tastemade and more.”

The add-on also lets users download shows to watch offline. A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge that anything recorded to a user’s cloud DVR from the base channel package can be downloaded for offline viewing.

Another noteworthy perk is unlimited streams at home. With the YouTube TV base package, you can only have three simultaneous streams running at any given time. 4K Plus enables unlimited streams over your home Wi-Fi, meaning everyone in the family can watch whatever they want at the same time.

YouTube further announced it is adding 5.1 Dolby audio capabilities for all users. This feature will start rolling out on select devices over the coming weeks, we’re told.

4K Plus is available from today for an additional $19.99 per month. For a limited time, however, users can snag a one-month free trial and lock in a rate of $9.99 per month for the first year. This is on top of the standard $64.99 monthly rate for YouTube TV.

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NeoMorpheus

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As said above, these are cable prices.

That said, I am pretty sure a good chunk of that money goes to the sports channels.

The people that dont watch sports keep getting shafted with this.
 
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QuantumPhysics

Posts: 5,229   +5,934
What is television?


Television is that thing I used to watch - the ***** box - until we all realized everything on it was FAKE.

Now I watch LIVE content, uncensored, uncut, unedited events in real time ...and that's when I'm not actively making content myself for my 74,000 Youtube subscribers so that I myself can get a paycheck from Adsense monthly.
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 2,661   +4,141
Imagine paying $80+ per month just to watch modern television. If I want to watch something that will lecture me on an agenda or tell me how horrible I am for existing I can find trillions of hours of that online for free. If I want to watch something that dumps all over the legacy of a one great show we already have our pick of modern remakes and sequels that couldnt care less about the writing they rot our brains with for less then $10 a month.

 

Lounds

Posts: 897   +796
Television is that thing I used to watch - the ***** box - until we all realized everything on it was FAKE.

Now I watch LIVE content, uncensored, uncut, unedited events in real time ...and that's when I'm not actively making content myself for my 74,000 Youtube subscribers so that I myself can get a paycheck from Adsense monthly.
What's your channel?
 

Geralt

Posts: 563   +789
Television is that thing I used to watch - the ***** box - until we all realized everything on it was FAKE.

Now I watch LIVE content, uncensored, uncut, unedited events in real time ...and that's when I'm not actively making content myself for my 74,000 Youtube subscribers so that I myself can get a paycheck from Adsense monthly.
Ahhh! That old useless thing! ;)
 

Bl00dyMinded

Posts: 334   +464
Television is that thing I used to watch - the ***** box - until we all realized everything on it was FAKE.

Now I watch LIVE content, uncensored, uncut, unedited events in real time ...and that's when I'm not actively making content myself for my 74,000 Youtube subscribers so that I myself can get a paycheck from Adsense monthly.
What's your channel?