YouTube enters into the television market today by offering over 50 broadcast TV channels to watch live. As Google made the official announcement in February, the video-sharing site now combines live stream channels and cable networks such as AMC Networks, ESPN, FX, IFC and more, for $35 USD a month. This would compete with Direct TV’s most basic package starting at $50 USD, but with 150+ channels. Although this is a major game changer for Google, the subscription service is offered only in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco Bay Area for the time being.
There is a 30-day free trial to demo YouTube TV, available now.