YouTube TV Now Available on Roku Devices

YouTube TV Now Available on Roku Devices

YouTube TV Now Available on Roku Devices

The streaming service touts YouTube TV as cable without the box and the ability to cancel at any time.

Google is bringing its digital TV streaming service, YouTube TV, to Roku devices today. It can be downloaded for Android TV, Chromecast, Xbox One and newer Samsung and LG TVs.

The app is designed for the big screen with an optimized Live Guide feature and background playback that lets you browse listings without needing to pause. Earlier today, YouTube TV rolled out for Roku devices, another platform for which YouTube promised support past year.

YouTube TV lets users stream live television from almost 50 networks for $35 per month. Google initially launched YouTube TV in April 2017, meaning the service added around 37,500 customers a month.

At launch, if you wanted to use YouTube TV, you were stuck watching content in a web browser or on a smartphone or tablet.

YouTube's redesigned app for suboptimal connections is now available in more countries.

But Google's slowly begun to address the lack of platform support and other criticisms levied against YouTube TV. Earlier today, however, after the Roku release was announced, a YouTube representative told the media that Apple TV support for YouTube live TV was coming "very soon". The service is now available in around 80 different USA cities, with a list that appears to be growing monthly. There are some other livestreaming TV services, known as OTT providers, including AT&T's DirecTV NOW, Sony's PlayStation Vue, and Dish Network's Sling TV.

Subscribers get access to live television shows from major broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as certain sports and cable channels. Note: You can't now sign up in our TV app, but you can elsewhere, like in the YouTube TV mobile app.

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