YouTube TV, the live streaming television service announced by Google in late February, is now available. The over-the-top service (OTT) offers access to the four major broadcast networks – ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox – as well as several other popular cable networks including ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, FX, USA, Syfy and E, just to name a few.
As of writing, there are nearly 40 channels on offer as part of the core package. Users can also add Showtime for an additional $11 per month and Fox Soccer Plus for $15 a month.
YouTube TV offers unlimited cloud DVR storage so you can record all of your shows simultaneously. What’s more, a subscription comes with six accounts that you can share with family, roommates or anyone else in the household. Each user gets their own login and personal DVR library.
YouTube TV is available today in five major markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City. It’ll be coming to other regions in due time although YouTube hasn’t provided a timeline for a nationwide rollout.
Pricing is set at $35 per month but you can try it out for one month on the house. If you decide to keep it, Google will also throw in a free Chromecast after your first monthly payment. As with similar OTT offerings, there are no cancellation fees or commitments.