Google announces Youtube TV
Google and Youtube have just announced Youtube's entry to streaming live TV. The service will give you access to live content from a number of major TV channels. In addition to live TV they will also give you access to recorded content. The new services will be going live this spring.
Among the offered channels in the main package will be Fox, NBC, CBS, FX, USA, ESPN. All together there will be more than 40 networks offered. According to CEO of Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Youtube wants to offer the clients TV 'whenever they want, on any screen, on their terms.'. Users will be able to save virtually anything they want to watch on Youtube TV.
The price of the service will be $35 plus fees for optional add-on channels such as Showtime.
While it's a nice new service, some people have already said that Youtube TV, which hasn't even been launched yet, has a few shortcomings. First of all it's missing a number of networks such as Discovery, AMC, CNN. The second one is the price tag, which for many doesn't make sense for the content offered.
At least initially the service will only work in the US, and as another downside, when it comes to NFL, those games will be only offered on your computer and TV, not on mobile.
So putting it all together, whether the service will be worth your money for what they are offering or not, will be up to you. For Techdonk.com it seems, at least for now, that it's just yet another service we won't be using.