YouTube TV is now live in the largest metro cities of the U.S. including—New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia—with more coming soon.
The YouTube TV membership carries no commitments; and can be cancel anytime is available for less than half of the average cost of cable at only $35 a month.
The membership comes with six accounts, each of these accounts will receive own unique recommendations and cloud DVR with no storage limits, and can be share with anyone. And, you can watch up to three streams at a time.
More networks coming soon.
Here is what you will get with a YouTube TV membership:
- Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, Comcast SportsNet and dozens more.
- Cloud DVR, with no storage limits can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without ever running out of storage. You can keep each of your recordings for nine months.
- TV when it matters, where it matters. You can watch YouTube TV on your phone, tablet or computer—and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV (we’ll be supporting even more connected TV devices later this year). And your cloud DVR goes with you, so you can stream your recordings on any device, whenever you want and wherever you go in the U.S.
- YouTube Red Originals series and movies right in the new YouTube TV app.
YouTube Go beta launches in India, is designed to be offline first with improvements to watching videos on a slower network, control over data usage, insights into data spent on streaming or saving videos, and allow sharing videos quickly and easily with friends nearby.
Key features of YouTube Go include:
- YouTube Go home screen helps you find and discover videos and features trending and popular videos in your area.
- Preview videos by a tap on a thumbnail before you save or watch.
- Save or stream videos at a desired resolution. And you can also choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
- You can send and receive videos instantly and offline with others using the YouTube Go app without using any data.
Those in the Indian continent can download the beta from the Google Play Store.
YouTube Partner Program (YPP) expands its safeguards to now protect Creators as well. Starting on April 7, “no ads will be serve on YPP videos until the channel reaches 10k lifetime views,” the YouTube team said.
This 10k threshold, according to Google provides helps to determine a channel’s validity, their compliance with community guidelines and advertiser policies, and also ensures a minimal impact on aspiring creators.
Of course, any revenue earned on channels with under 10k views up until today will not be impacted.
Google said, a review process for new creators who apply to be in the YouTube Partner Program is coming in next few week—”after a creator hits 10k lifetime views on their channel, we’ll review their activity against our policies,” Google said. If everything seems good, “the channel will then enter into YPP and begin serving ads against their content.”