YouTube has a Live streaming TV service. After a snafu towards the end of 2017 where Google wanted to pull the YouTube app from the Amazon Stick platform because Amazon wouldn’t list the Google Home device on their store, they are recovering with a new partnership. (YouTube app can still be found on the Amazon stick through a roundabout method).
Google recently announced they will be compatible with select Roku devices. They will be able to stream sports, news, and have access to major networks. The devices include the Roku TVs, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick Plus, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Express/Express Plus, Roku Premiere Plus, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3, and Roku 2.
The Roku announcement was apparently not enough because YouTube also made this announcement:
Hey @AppleTV users, check the app store.
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) February 1, 2018
YouTube TV disclosed the app is now on tvOS devices which includes Apple TV.
What does YouTube TV mean? It means, for a flat fee of $35, you can have access to 50 networks with other channels available to be add-ons. The Verge says YouTube TV is available in 80 metro areas and includes an unlimited cloud DVR and live programming on major channels including ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.
The service doesn’t include Viacom networks, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and some others.