YouTube TV: 10 Things To Know

Posted: Apr 6 2017, 9:20am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
YouTube TV: 10 Things to Know
  • 10 Things You Should Know About YouTube TV

A list of ten facts about the new You Tube TV offer which many expect to take over cable TV

YouTube announced the launch of YouTube TV which will provide its subscribers with quality entertainment and content at a cheaper price on the go. At least that is what they are selling it as. The video streaming network owned by Google has tried to make their mark in social media and they finally seem to have a door with YouTube TV. As a potential user, you need to know the following things about YouTube TV:

1. Where You Are Matters
They are networking worldwide but YouTube is starting small with the launch of the TV service. You TubeTV will be available in six areas across the U.S. only including,

• Chicago
• Los Angeles
• New York City and surrounding suburbs
• Philadelphia
• San Francisco Bay Area

2. Don’t Sign Up Until You’re Sure
If you’re not in the areas stated above, do not sign up for YouTube TV. The service is not available outside these areas. If you’re traveling or not staying in these six cities, don’t sign up and wait till service catches up with distributing in the whole of the U.S.

3. Live TV Streaming
YouTube TV is claiming to provide its customers with live TV streaming for over 50 networks. These channels include TV shows on channels, sports channels and live media coverage.

4. Blackout are Still a Thing
YouTube TV hasn’t figured out that bug either. While watching live TV especially sports event, you come across a black screen informing that it is a blackout. Instead of finding a solution, YouTube TV has already forewarned it’s customers that blackouts will be a thing for the service. Not only that, they also pointed the fingers to competitors for being responsible for the blackouts.

5. Simultaneous Viewing
Ok, admit how cool it would be if you could watch TV across three devices. As a compatible app, YouTube TV can be viewed at a time on three devices. While that is such a cool fact to know, YouTube is already getting the word out that aging, first-generation Chromecast hardware are at a risk to experience higher error rate than newer hardware. If you want to use YouTube TV, make sure all your hardware is in prime running condition.

6. No Storage Limits
Once upon a time DVR seemed like a blessing but with advancing time, the limited storage space has become a hassle. YouTube TV is operating on the simple like and save principle. You know where you like a channel and all its previous and latest content is automatically saved and updated for you. YouTube TV is providing you that for live TV now.

7. TV on the Go
YouTube TV is riding hard on the fact that YouTube is compatible with almost all handheld devices. YouTube TV will allow the customers to watch TV anywhere and everywhere, how cool is that.

8. The Ever So Obvious Compatibility
YouTube took a leap forward last year with its offline video option. We could save our videos to view later when we were offline. As great as it sounded, users soon found out that not all videos were available for the offline saving option. Same is the case for YouTube TV. The TV shows and content videos cannot be casted on TV as seen in the trailer for the service. It is available for viewing on large screen devices but not all could be cast on TV .

9. Live TV on Half the Budget
YouTube TV is not free, in case you were wondering. The company is offering the first package which is also being dubbed “the skinny package” at $35 only. That means that it is only half of the almost $100 per month package that you’re paying your TV cable operator.

10. Bills Comes with Conditions
Talking about the bill for YouTube TV, there is one month free trial period but after that you have to sign up for the billed product. That is where details get a little complicated because if you sign in through iPhone or iPad, the bill will increase because of taxation, signing in with iOS device will amp the bill up to $39 plus taxes. Read the terms and conditions section carefully before you sign up.

It comes with its perks and disadvantages but it would be cool to check out You Tube TV for that free trial month period. Just explore the options and think hard before you sign up.

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