A woman watching entertainment on a television. Photo by: Pexels.com
A woman watching entertainment on a television. Photo by: Pexels.com

Dish Network's Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, and Sony's PlayStation Vue will Compete with YouTube TV

The cord-cutting race to filling demand with a new generation is heating up with YouTube TV recently announcing that they would be launching a television streaming service.

This step by Alphabet/Google is a more aggressive move to capture additional revenue for the company. Currently several tech companies are providing streaming television, but each one has its strengths and weaknesses.

Currently, users can input their email and zip code to be notified when the service for YouTube TV will be arriving to their area.

Sling TV is one of the more established television streaming services with two years of experience. They have been working with early adopters to delivery content in real time.

Consumers can browse over television networks and create a list of their top picks. Once they have that data, they can review the different streaming services, and see which networks connect with their viewing habits.

One of the hot topics is which television networks with sign with different streaming services. It is my point of view that content is king. Like Amazon, I highly suggest streaming companies focus on producing original content, as well as working with established television companies.

AT&T’s service known as DirecTV Now has also experienced growing pains with content delivery via the Internet.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hulu has plans to start packaging a bundle of television networks to stream in real time. They also note:

“There’s no question millennials love great TV content,” said YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki. “But what we’ve seen is they don’t want to watch it in the traditional setting.”

YouTube noted the current offers:

  • Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks. YouTube TV gives you the best of live TV, from must-see broadcast shows like “Empire,” “The Voice,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal,” to the live sports you want. YouTube TV includes major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, so you can watch your favorite NBA or MLB teams. We’ve also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live. And YouTube TV offers dozens of additional cable channels, so you won’t miss out on the latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies from USA or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo. You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge. In total, YouTube TV gives you access to more than 40 networks, listed below.
  • A cloud DVR, with no storage limits. With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine months.
  • A service that works great on all your screens. You can watch YouTube TV on any screen—mobile, tablet or computer—and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV works on both Android and iOS. And your cloud DVR goes with you, so you can stream your recordings on any device, whenever and wherever you want.
  • YouTube Red Originals. With a YouTube TV membership, you can watch all of our YouTube Red Original series and movies right on the new YouTube TV app.
  • Six accounts, one price. Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. You can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time.
  • Half the cost of cable with zero commitments. A YouTube TV membership is only $35 a month and there are no commitments—you can cancel anytime.

YouTube also mentioned in a Web article: ‘A YouTube TV subscription includes access to six accounts with separate login information, but a maximum of three users can watch simultaneously.’

Watch over a video below going over YouTube TV.

Announcing YouTube TV