YouTube TV


YouTube TV adds 4K and offline downloads at US$20 premium

YouTube TV, the cord-cutting OTT TV service from Google’s video platform of the same name, has introduced 4K viewing and offline downloads. The oft-requested features are a part of YouTube TV’s new 4K Plus add-on, which will cost users an additional US$19.99 per month. YouTube is running a promotion for early adopters who will get […]

YouTube TV launches on PlayStation 5 consoles

Google has launched its YouTube TV app on PlayStation 5 games consoles. Arriving some six months after the console launched in November 2020, YouTube TV is a US-only cord-cutting TV service that starts from US$64.99 per month. The app’s introduction will help to bridge the gap for streaming apps between the two leading games consoles […]

Roku launches attack on Google as YouTube TV looks likely to disappear

Roku has warned users that YouTube TV could disappear from their devices as its legal battle with Google gatherers pace. The streaming device maker published a statement on Monday in which Roku accuses Google of attempting to control the platform’s user experience. A spokesperson for Roku said: “Google is attempting to use its YouTube monopoly […]

AMC+ launches on YouTube TV

US-based AMC Networks has launched its AMC+ subscription bundle on YouTube TV. Providing content to programming from across the company’s networks, including AMC, Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, YouTube TV customers will now have access to marquee AMC titles such as horror shows The Walking Dead and Creepshow and upcoming Cold War thriller Spy City. “We are thrilled […]

T-Mobile announces surprise TV shutdown, partners with Google

T-Mobile has confirmed that it is to wind down its live TV service in the US in favour of an expanded partnership with Google. The operator will shut down its Live, Live+ and Live Zone services on April 29, and instead offer customers discounted access to YouTube TV – Google’s cord-cutting live TV offer. TVision […]

Nielsen to measure YouTube on CTV in US

  Ad measurement firm Nielsen has announced that it will begin to include CTV viewing of YouTube in its ratings.  The company has said that YouTube’s streaming TV inventory will be measured in its Digital Ad Ratings and Total Ad Ratings. It said that this will help media buyers and sellers to better understand and […]

Google launches new Chromecast and Google TV 

Google has launched a new updated Chromecast device with a remote control and a new Google TV interface. The device is officially called Chromecast with Google TV, and serves as the range’s first major update in seven years. The biggest update is the inclusion of a remote controller – a long-requested feature and one which […]

Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

ViacomCBS to launch international pay streamer ‘within year’

ViacomCBS plans to launch an international pay TV streaming product in multiple markets within the next year as part of an expansion of its streaming efforts, including boosting its US domestic premium offering CBS All Access with a number of initiatives. Speaking to analysts after the US studio posted its quarterly results at the end […]

Google turns off App Store payments for YouTube TV

Google will no longer accept YouTube TV payments made through Apple’s App Store. YouTube TV is Google’s cord-cutting competitor to Hulu Plus Live TV in the US, and offers a range of live channels starting at US$50 per month. In an email sent to users, Google confirmed that it would shut off the ability to […]

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