Google’s experiment to court cord-cutters begins now.
On Wednesday, Google launched YouTube TV, the live-TV video-streaming service it announced earlier this year, on iPhone and Android. It costs $35 ( R481.67) a month, and up to six users can share an account. (However, you can stream on only three devices at the same time.) You also get a one-month free trial and can cancel whenever you want — no contracts.
YouTube TV includes over 40 channels with the option to buy premium networks like Showtime. There’s also a virtual DVR service with unlimited storage so you can stream shows you’ve recorded to your device and skip past commercials.
Here’s a quick overview of the channels you get with YouTube TV:
I’ve been using YouTube TV for only a few days, so this isn’t a full, in-depth review. I also haven’t had a chance to test the service on Chromecast or use the voice-control features with the Google Home speaker. But overall, the video streams have been steady and reliable on YouTube TV, which has been a big challenge for competitors like DirecTV Now and Sling TV. We’ll see how it holds up once the public gets to try though.