A little more than one month after its official debut, YouTube TV is now live.
YouTube TV is launching today in five US markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube says that more markets are coming soon, but it didn’t provide any specifics.
A membership to YouTube TV costs $35 per month and includes live streaming of channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and others. Subscribers also get an unlimited cloud DVR for recording shows that’ll last up to nine months, and six accounts that each get their own recommendations and cloud DVRs.
YouTube is offering a free one-month trial of YouTube TV so that everyone can give it a try. After your first paid month, YouTube will give you a Google Chromecast to thank you for sticking with the service.
Here’s the full list of channels included with YouTube TV:
YouTube TV faces some fierce competition in the streaming TV market, but it looks like it’s off to a decent start. There are big name channels like ESPN and AMC, but there are also some cable channels missing, like Comedy Central and MTV. YouTube TV does have some special features to make up for those missing channels, though, like cloud DVR and six different user accounts per subscription.
Are you going to give YouTube TV a try?