Live sports, too, will be a major part of YouTube TV thanks to deals with the broadcast networks, national cable sports networks including ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and NBCSN, and regional sports cable networks Fox Sports and Comcast Sportsnet.
The $35 per month streaming bundle is now available in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. So far, YouTube TV will only be usable on mobile devices, with apps for iOS and Android rolling out today, as well as the Chromecast and TVs with Chromecast functionality built-in, including Android TV.
For customers who can get YouTube TV, Google is offering a one-month free trial and will send out a complimentary Chromecast after the first month's payment.
Google's YouTube TV service has just been launched in select cities in the United States.
YouTube TV will soon add several AMC Networks channels to the service's programming lineup. The service will come to more cities, but YouTube hasn't given a definitive timeline for the nationwide rollout. No official date for the inclusion of these new networks has been announced, but they will arrive "soon after launch". Sundance Now and Shudder will also be available as individual add-ons, joining Fox Soccer Plus and Showtime.
As an offering, YouTube TV covers most of what people are watching on TV with a few exceptions. A full list can be found below, with AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and BBC World News coming to the service at some point in the future. Earlier this month, Turner CEO John Martin said YouTube was making a "big mistake" by omitting its networks, which include TNT, CNN, and TBS. Users can also watch shows previously only accessible on YouTube Red, the company's ad-free subscription service, which also has original series and movies.
Would you be up for ditching your cable or satellite provider for YouTube?
Each YouTube TV subscription comes with six accounts that get unique recommendations and personal cloud DVR storage and the ability to watch up to three streams at a time.