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YouTube TV app for Apple TV and Roku to launch Q1 2018

youtube tv app for apple tv and roku to launch q1 2018 - YouTube TV app for Apple TV and Roku to launch Q1 2018

  • The YouTube TV app might be launching on Apple TV and Roku in Q1 2018.
  • The app used to be in the beginning meant to be out by way of the tip of the yr.
  • Older Samsung and Sony sensible TVs may also see the app early subsequent yr.

One of the proscribing elements when opting for an over-the-top streaming carrier is the facility to flow the content material to your TV. Most products and services permit some form of casting out of your telephone or pill, however that’s now not a great answer. To do that, you’re depending on a couple of items of that might fail at any time. Additionally, some programming just like the NFL don’t lately permit cellular streams in their content material.

That’s why, when YouTube TV began to roll out its standalone app, I began doing a cheerful dance. I will be able to now use the app on my sensible TV or Xbox, and the revel in is excellent. It saves me on Sundays and permits me to watch my loved (however horrible) Bengals.

Unfortunately for some customers, they’re nonetheless missing the app. Users with Apple TV and Roku units have been slated to get the app sooner than the tip of the yr. Now, with most effective 12 days left in 2017, we’re getting phrase the apps are being driven again to Q1 2018. In addition to Apple TV and Roku, the YouTube TV app may also come to older sensible TVs within the first quarter. These TVs come with some Samsung units from 2013 and 2014. Older Sony TV’s that use a Linux-based OS as an alternative of Android TV gets the app too.

Most of YouTube TV’s competition like Sling, Hulu, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue are all on a lot of platforms. YouTube TV lags just a little at the back of the others as they’re all on Apple TV and Roku already. Where you gained’t see YouTube TV is on Amazon’s Fire TV or the PlayStation four. Google and Amazon have had very public battles (even if issues do seem to be getting higher) and Sony refuses to let different streaming products and services on its gaming gadget whilst its pushing PlayStation Vue.

Despite all of that, YouTube TV is among the well-liked choices for cord-cutters at the moment. The lineup of channels is unbelievable, and at simply $35 a month, it’s very reasonably priced. The carrier to begin with rolled out to only some towns in the USA when it first introduced, however that quantity has not too long ago driven previous 80.

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