The age of traditional TV is dying quickly as millennials are choosing to watch programs online instead. It’s obvious: paying separately for TV to watch shows that you can anyway catch online is redundant. As big cable TV providers suffer, YouTube made its own cable TV replacement. But is it worth it?
First off, YouTube TV is still only available in a few select cities in the US, so it isn’t any competition in the world market. For $35, you get a selection of 40 channels ranging from CBS to National Geographic. You can also add Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus at additional costs. With such few channels, YouTube TV doesn’t seem to add up with the hundreds of channels you can watch on cable TV. Sure, YouTube may add more channels in the near future, but as of now the price isn’t justified.
With Apple rumoured to be working on its own internet TV service and with Nexflix expanding to across the world, the competition is intense. YouTube TV just isn’t established yet, and with a US-wide and hopefully a worldwide expansion of the service, it will hopefully grab a lot of attention. For now, I would stay away from the $35/month subscription.
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