YouTube TV is making its way into your living room, thanks to a new YouTube TV app for set-top boxes, smart TVs, and games consoles. This means you will now be able to watch YouTube TV on a screen larger than your smartphone, all from the comfort of your own armchair.
YouTube TV Launches in Your Living Room
With more and more people cutting the cord every year, a number of different services are trying to fill void in people’s lives. One of which is YouTube TV, which boasts a basic package which buys you live content from major networks, plus sports and other content, all for just $35/month.
YouTube TV has, until now, been limited to mobile, desktop, and the Chromecast. However, YouTube is now launching a dedicated YouTube TV app for a range of living room hardware, including Android TV, Apple TV, the Xbox One, and Roku, as well as smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, and LG.
The dedicated YouTube TV app for living room devices is a little different than the existing apps. The user interface has been made for leanback viewing, there’s a better programming guide, and there’s the option to flick through the menu while content continues playing in the background.
If you can’t find the YouTube TV app for your living room hardware of choice don’t despair. YouTube is starting with Android TV and Xbox, before moving onto other devices. It should be available on most hardware by the end of the year, with the exception of the Amazon Fire TV.
When it comes streaming media, YouTube TV isn’t the only game in town. Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue are also trying to get the cord cutters business.