YouTube Go launches in beta in India

  • YouTube Go launches in beta in India

YouTube Go launches in beta in India

Up to six people in a household can use a single YouTube TV subscription.

The service is targeted at those who don't want to pay for traditional cable packages.

For the time being, many notable networks are missing from the list, but the good news is that Google is working on adding more additional networks to YouTube TV.

YouTube's live TV streaming service is now available in five select U.S. markets.

When you open the app you can choose to watch from what's live or access your prerecorded shows. YouTube is offering a one month free trial of the service, and will also offer a complimentary Chromecast after the first month's payment (subject to availability of stocks).

Negotiations are also progressing with AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News. At launch, YouTube TV will lack channels from programmers such as Time Warner, Viacom and Discovery Networks.

Once you've dropped into a channel and started streaming, you can tap on the channel's icon and see the shows coming up, organized into various categories for more intuitive browsing, and you can "add" shows whose episodes will automatically be recorded for you to watch later. "Our goal from the beginning was to really listen to our users and understand from them what they loved about TV and what they want changed".

Less than two months after it was officially announced, YouTube has entered the skinny bundle space with YouTube TV. Every service suffers from either high cost, limited offerings or restricted access.

YouTube said Wednesday that more TV networks would be available in the future and that it would debut it in new cities in the future.

There's no word on when new markets will be rolled out to support YouTube TV, but hopefully it happens soon. Moreover, the app has got a refreshed home screen to make it more relevant for users, so they can find their favourite videos easily. YouTube TV also offers local programming and comes with unlimited cloud DVR.

The Google-owned video giant has launched YouTube TV, a live TV service that seeks to compete with other internet-based TV services such as Dish Network's Sling TV, AT&T's DirecTV Now and Hulu's upcoming service - as well as the broader pay-TV ecosystem.