YouTube recently announced their new product, YouTube TV, a $35 per month package that is aimed at replacing cable TV completely. It’s now available on Roku and is coming to the Apple TV app in the near future.
You’ll be able to connect via AirPlay from your iPhone or iPad app to your Apple TV, but the native app will make it significantly easier and make it a better experience. In recent reports, Youtube announced that they have around 300,000 paying customers already, so this should increase once the Apple TV app is launched.
Like different previous versions of the application, YouTube TV on Apple TV will offer all of the subscribers of the $35 per month service the power to stream digital TV programs on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and many other of the popular stations.
YouTube TV is a contender to comparable services like Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue, which can all be seen on the fourth and fifth era Apple TV models. As well as streaming live television, YouTube TV incorporates content from the $9.99/month YouTube Red service as well.
The organization previously described the Apple TV service in October of last year, demonstrating that the application will have Home, Live, and Library tabs for displaying their content like previous versions of YouTube TV.
Most probably it will be a dark background on the Apple TV, a live matrix based guide for seeing what’s currently on TV, and the ability to keep the video running in the background while you explore the application.