Less than a day after the announcement, YouTube TV is now available on Apple’s tvOS platform.
Following some apparent fits and starts, YouTube TV has launched an app for select Roku streaming player models and all integrated Roku TV models.
While YouTube Go is expanding to 130 more countries, those that have developed networks like the US, UK, Japan, South Korea, etc, will still not be included.
But now, YouTube is opening itself up to millions more potential viewers with its debut on Apple TV and some Roku devices. However, as many may already know, YouTube already has its own app available on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
YouTube Go first launched past year in beta in India and the company expanded availability to 14 more countries including Indonesia, Nigeria and Thailand. Until today, YouTube TV was one of the only live OTT TV services not available via Roku. You’ll get six accounts per household, and that also comes with unlimited cloud DVR. The service also caters to sports lovers with offerings from ESPN and Fox Sports, has popular channels like Disney, and offers some premium channels like Showtime for an additional fee, much like its rivals. The company’s revenue was up 40.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Roku will post -2.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The dedicated YouTube TV app for Apple TV was highly anticipated up until now.
Channels like HBO, CNN, TBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and Food Network are not available on YouTube TV.
“We are thrilled to bring YouTube TV to our customers”, Roku vice president of content distribution Tedd Cittadine said in a statement.
The availability of the YouTube TV app to Apple TV users provides yet another alternative to traditional cable television.