However, upon close inspection, the new broadcast structure for England's top league may be worse than limiting a full slate of games to those who have a plan with Comcast, Time Warner or other providers. Allow me to explain. If you want the comprehensive slate of matches that has been available through the NBC Sports apps in the past, you'll have to pay for both the new subscription and a cable plan. The Premier League schedule has a lot more games than that, so where are the others? In other words, NBC Sports is dividing its coverage between people who are willing to pay for cable and those who aren't.
But what exactly is YouTube TV? So what channels can you watch, what devices support YouTube TV and how does it stack up to competing cable-replacement services? What is YouTube TV, and how does it work? Available on smart TVs, streaming boxes, computers and mobile devices, it includes local network broadcast channels, basic cable networks and original web shows from YouTube Red.
YouTube TV will soon be sold via Verizon Wireless and Fios accounts, thanks to a deal signed between the platform and the telecom. Pricing details, including those related to discounts, are not available yet. How much does YouTube TV cost, and is there a contract? Existing subscribers will have to pay the higher rate starting May And because there's no contract for the service, you can cancel at any time.
What's new in YouTube TV? The adjustments include larger image thumbnails, progressive fast-forward and a "More to watch" section with recommendations for other content. How many people does a subscription cover, and how many can stream at once? Each YouTube TV subscription allows for up to six separate user accounts, so each viewer can create a unique profile for customized suggestions and private DVR libraries.
Up to three accounts can stream content simultaneously. Where is YouTube TV available? While it took a while to roll out around the country, YouTube TV is now available in every television market in the U. Which streaming devices work with YouTube TV? One of the biggest issues with YouTube TV was its limited number of supported streaming devices, a problem it is slowly remedying.
This all comes in the aftermath of a corporate spat where Google and Amazon limited how their devices and platforms were being used by the other, which ended in April.
For a full list of supported devices, click here. What channels does YouTube TV offer? Your options will depend on your region, though, as New Yorkers get a directory of 59 networks, including local network affiliates. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is coming later this year.
To see what networks are available in your area, you'll need to pretend that you're signing up here. Before you enter your credit card information, the site will show you the channels specific to your region.
How about local channels? For complete listings, click on the Live tab to see what's streaming now, and what's up next. Hovering over a show or event shows you a preview of the content.
What sports does YouTube TV offer? YouTube TV will begin recording if the show is live, or save the show later if it has yet to come on. Even better: You can record as much programming as you like, as there's no storage size cap on what you save.
The one limit you have to observe is that each program is deleted after nine months. How good are the reviews of YouTube TV? Wired's Davey Alba agreed, noting that YouTube TV's channel selection may not feature enough content for everyone, and gave it the backhanded compliment of being "fun, because television is fun.
When you sign up for YouTube TV , you get a free seven-day trial, provided the Google account that you're using has never been used for the service before.
TV is currently MIA. What kind of on-demand content is there? YouTube TV also offers on-demand content for recently broadcast shows and movies. The same goes for films, such as Marvel Studios' Thor, which became available on-demand after it aired on the Syfy channel.
YouTube Red, the company's other paid service, is an upgrade for regular YouTube, which strips ads from its videos. It also includes a subscription to Google Play Music a Spotify competitor.
However, YouTube TV's channel list and pricing remain sore spots. Only DirecTV Now charges as much for its entry-level package.
For more details check out our big Hulu Live vs. YouTube TV vs. Sling vs. Vue vs. DirecTV Now face-off, to see how these services fare against one another.
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