The YouTube company, the largest video platform on the webspace has announced the launching of its live streaming TV on Wednesday, April 5. The YouTube TV package is meant to offer 50 channels for $35 per month with a first free month trial.
The options are fairly well-rounded, including kid-friendly favorites, popular cable networks and a robust sports package. On top of staples like NBC, ABC and FOX, Youtube TV also offers multiple Disney channels, FX, Fox Sports, ESPN and AMC. A few optional channels may be chosen for an additional charge.
Livestreaming services aren’t new, with competitors Sling TV and Playstation VUE offering similar packages. What sets YouTube’s service apart are the small details that may be important in a family home.
Take a review look at this new development, I mean a Nigerian peek into it. It’s actually far-fetched. For the fact that we pay huge amount for Internet is enough discouragement and only few internet services can actually support uninterrupted streaming. Now, paying $35 monthly, c’mon! DSTV premium package is still N3,700, relatively around $10. Apparently, the combining factors for YouTube TV in the Nigeria setting make it totally not just worth it.
Although, it’s not available in Nigeria yet. The launch is only available in five cities: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The list of compatible devices is extremely limited. The service is mainly designed for smartphone users, which is probably why Google, YouTube’s parent company, has yet to develop YouTube TV apps for popular devices such as Apple TV, Kindle Fire and Roku. But users can still watch on their televisions with the Google Chromecast.