The YouTube TV lineup is rising, however a number of main cable networks are nonetheless absent.
The $35-a-month streaming TV service, which launched a little bit greater than a month in the past, just lately added seven new cable networks to its listing of accessible channels, as noticed by 9to5Google on Monday. Subscribers can now watch AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, IFC, Telemundo, Universo, and We TV.
By the numbers, the additions are vital: YouTube TV launched with 39 channels, so the listing simply bought 18 % larger. As with all channel additions, nevertheless, their usefulness is determined by your TV tastes: until you converse Spanish or are a fan of indie TV exhibits, you are most likely not overjoyed by the additions.
YouTube has promised that its TV service will broaden, each when it comes to the channel lineup and the geographic areas it serves. For now, the service is a compelling various to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and different opponents, however even with the brand new additions, it has some main holes. There isn’t any Cartoon Community, TBS, or TNT, and nonetheless no phrase on when or if they’re going to be added.
You possibly can increase the fundamental YouTube TV bundle by paying an extra $11 monthly for Showtime and $15 monthly for Fox Soccer Plus, and each subscription comes with entry to YouTube Crimson. However there aren’t any packaged tiers of channels like those that PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now provide.
And you may’t get any channels in any respect should you do not reside in YouTube TV’s present service space, which is restricted to the metro areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Denizens of these cities can, nevertheless, stream YouTube TV whereas touring to an unserved space.