What you need to know
- YouTube TV is quite a feat, reaching five million subscribers.
- The service appears to have overtaken Disney’s Hulu + Live TV.
- The live TV service now features more than 100 channels next to the streaming platforms.
Five years after the launch of Google’s live TV service, YouTube TV’s subscriber base has finally reached five million.
in Statement for varietyYouTube Chief Product Officer Neil Mohan stated:
“Five years ago, we launched YouTube TV to rethink how we watch live TV, give users more choices, and unlock new revenue for our partners.”
“Today, we are delighted that YouTube TV has become a thriving business with over 5 million subscribers and trailers. This achievement is a testament to the incredible work the team has done to build a best-in-class experience.”
The report also notes that YouTube TV, with a new five million figure, has overtaken Disney’s Hulu + Live TV, which had 4.1 million users as of early April. YouTube TV is now said to be the fifth largest pay-TV service in the US, after Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, DirecTV and Dish.
in Blog postYouTube TV says it has added several enhanced features to its service over the past five years, changing the way users interact with TV. For example, No Spoiler mode is one such feature that hides scores for specific sports teams and leagues to avoid giving away the game score. Then there are Kickoff Notifications which sends a notification when a new live game or TV show is about to start.
YouTube TV also recently expanded its Spanish-language content last month by introducing two new plans. The Spanish plan costs $35 per month, giving access to nearly 28 channels. Spanish Plus is an alternative add-on that costs an additional $15 per month.
YouTube TV is one of the best streaming service platform that comes pre-installed on many of the best Android TV devices available. As of June 2022, YouTube TV costs $65 per month for a basic plan.