Today at an event in Los Angeles, YouTube announced a huge new feature that could change what you watch on the online video platform. The company debuted YouTube TV, a television streaming service that combines live content from broadcast and cable networks with content from the online creators that have made YouTube so successful. This comes as YouTube also revealed the passing of a huge milestone: as of last year, users globally watch one billion hours of content on the site every day.
YouTube TV will launch in the coming months and will start off with over 40 networks available for streaming. Subscribers will be able to stream live content from these networks, and record shows for later viewing with no storage limits. A YouTube TV subscription will cost $ 35 per month, and that gives you six separate accounts to share with friends and family.
The initial offerings are fairly comprehensive: subscribers will get full access to news channels including ABC, CBS, and Fox, popular news outlets including MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business, and other channels including USA, FX, Oxygen, E!, Disney Channel, and National Geographic. YouTube TV will also stream content from local television networks to bring local news and weather information to subscribers in participating areas.