For quite some time, cable TV has been very popular in the USA offering its users a great television offer. Many of these channels, available in other countries via satellite, are now also present on online systems of the likes of YouTube TV thanks to the proliferation of the Internet.
Google's video portal offers access to its subscribers to an offer that includes over 40 television channels of all sorts for a fixed monthly rate, offering a package similar to those that we can find on many other operators. We're talking about dozens of television channels that broadcast sports, documentaries, kid contents, movies or series, as well as news or live shows.
NBC, Fox, ABC, National Geographic, ESPN... All the latter and many more channels are included.
It's not an alternative to Netflix or HBO since these platforms work as if they were online video clubs were we choose which series and movies we want to watch and when we want to watch them.
This television package offered over the Internet via streaming provided its users with the following features:
- Play any channel wherever you are.
- Function to record contents of a certain channel while you watch another one.
- Unlimited cloud storage to record any program.
- Share your account with up to 6 users and play contents simultaneously on 3.
- Compatible with streaming devices such as Google Chromecast.
The price of YouTube's online television is about 35 dollars per month and, for the time being, it's only available in certain cities of the USA: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. They intend to expand their service soon, but if you download the APK or its version for iPhone or PC, you're going to need a VPN to trick the service if you don't live in any of these places.