YouTube’s Cord-Cutting TV Service Lands on Roku Devices

Google is bringing its digital TV streaming service, YouTube TV, to Roku devices today. Roku announced support for YouTube TV on all of its Roku players and Roku TVs today.

YouTube TV on Roku players and TVs will work exactly like it does on other platforms. You can use features like Cloud DVR to record programs that you can’t catch, and keep track of all the shows by looking at the guide. YouTube TV, for those unfamiliar, only supports 40+ networks — including ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, and more. You can also get access to other networks like Showtime with an additional charge.

Along with YouTube on Roku, Google told CNET that the company is getting ready to release an app for Apple TV sometime very soon. The service is already available on Android TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, and some smart TVs, but the addition of Roku’s platform and Apple TV will be a major step forward.

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  • Nicholas Kathrein

    Premium Member
    01 February, 2018 - 1:38 pm

    <p>This will help with adoption. I heard they only had 300k subscribers. I can see why as you had to cast to the tv unless you had an Android TV box and it's in limited locations currently. They have to get the app out to as many streaming boxes possible as it's much nicer to control then from a phone.</p>

  • lewes

    02 February, 2018 - 12:15 am

    <p>Just got the channe working great here, If DTVN doesn't get there act together soon it will be gone end of Feb for me. Need a DVR YouTube TV has the channels I want for locals, as well as DTVN but n DVR from them but have a few extra channels. You can also watch live TV using <a href="; target="_blank">RedBox TV</a>.</p>

  • wolters

    Premium Member
    02 February, 2018 - 10:38 am

    <p>I like YouTube TV. We dropped DirecTV for it just to cut out cost since we really don't watch much "Broadcast/Cable" TV. Sure, I miss NFL Network and wife misses HTGV but it works fine and has unlimited DVR. It is "good enough" and it works great. </p>

  • Chris Payne

    02 February, 2018 - 1:25 pm

    <p>Nice! If only I didn't hate google so much. :P</p>


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