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YouTube TV is Going Nationwide



YouTube announced announced some exciting news for cord cutters. As of today, YouTube is in the process of making YouTube TV available nationwide. They have launched this expansion to be available in time for Super Bowl 2019.

YouTube TV is rolling out to 95 markets starting today, covering 98 percent of households in the United States. The remainder will follow shortly thereafter.

Will it be in your area? YouTube has a FAQ that lists where YouTube TV will be available as of January 23, 2019. The same FAQ page shows the full list of available channels.

YouTube TV includes:

  • Over 60 networks, such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Plus, popular cable networks like TNT, TBS, CNN, ESPN, FX and on-demand programming
  • A cloud DVR with no storage space limits. This enables subscribers to record live TV and never run out of storage space. Also, you can record shows simultaneously without using data or space on your device.
  • The ability to watch YouTube TV on any screen – mobile devices, tablets, computers and TVs
  •  accounts per household. Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and a personal DVR with no storage space limits
  • Half the cost of cable with zero commitments. A YouTube TV membership is only $40 a month and there are no commitments – you can cancel anytime.

Personally, I think anything that gives people the ability to drop their cable subscription is a good thing. YouTube TV is definitely going to be competition for the cable TV companies. Ideally, this will influence those cable companies to be better. If not… there’s still YouTube TV.

YouTube TV is clearly pitching itself as a great place to watch the Super Bowl. I think this will provide a “trial by fire” test for YouTube TV. Will things go smoothly for viewers, or will there be lag and connection drops because of the number of people trying to watch the game?


Today is the last day to get your free week of YouTubeTV



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If you are a YouTubeTV user then you likely recall that the service was down for a week last month. In fact, I doubt any of you forgot, you may have been among angry, frustrated customers calling.

Well, recently YouTube had heard enough complaints and announced that it would offer a one week credit to each customer who applies. There is a catch, you have to sign up to get this credit.

We’re unsure exactly how much that will be since there are different pricing tiers, but you should see somewhere between $8-$10 in credit on your account.

In order to apply, you need to visit here.


YouTube Introduces YouTube TV



YouTube announced that they are bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. This comes after consumers told YouTube that they want TV to be more like YouTube.

YouTube TV is designed for those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and without commitments. This might be something good for people who don’t want to pay for a Cable subscription plan.

YouTube TV offers live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks, and dozens of popular cable networks. This includes shows like “Empire”, “The Voice”, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal”.

YouTube TV includes major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet. This will enable users to watch their favorite local NBA or MLB teams on YouTube TV.

It also offers dozens of cable channels. The announcement mentioned MSNBC, Fox News, USA, FX, Disney Channel, Sprout, E!, and Bravo. You can add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus for an additional charge.

YouTube TV offers a cloud DVR with no storage limits. You can record as many live TV shows as you want, and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record shows simultaneously without using data or space on your phone, and YouTube will store each of your recordings for nine months.

You can watch YouTube TV on any screen – mobile, tablet, or computer – and stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV works on both Android and iOS, and your cloud DVR goes with you so you can stream your recordings on any device.

With a YouTube TV membership, you can watch all YouTube Red Original series and movies right on the new YouTube TV app. Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with it’s own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. You can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time.

As you might expect, YouTube TV is not free. A YouTube TV membership is $35 a month. There are no commitments and you can cancel any time. The service is being rolled out. Visit tv.youtube.com to find out when it will launch in your market.