YouTube TV is Finally Offering a Dedicated TV Experience

November 3, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google has kept on updating YouTube TV with newer features including integration with Google Home and Assistant. But it has been missing out on one thing that was needed the most, an optimized experience for TVs to pitch it on to the living rooms. It finally seems like YouTube TV is getting ready for that.

YouTube TV is about to embark a journey on your TVs, as Google will soon roll out dedicated apps for multiple platforms in the next few days. It will commence with the initial rollout of the app for Android TV and Xbox One, which will be followed by its entry onto devices of various manufacturers including Samsung, LG and Sony. Additionally, YouTube TV will also make it to the Apple TV and other set-top boxes.

Until now, users were forced to rely on Chromecast to get YouTube TV on larger screens. Early subscribers were handed a free streaming dongle, but getting it plugged in and out of your TV just to grab the access to a single app was felt inconvenient by many.

The app will also feature a new ‘Live’ guide that will come optimized for bigger screens. This will help users surf through upcoming programs. The interface also gets a rework, with Google adding a new dark background to instill a cinematic look.

The app can be controlled using any traditional TV remote or game controller. Similar to the mobile app, users can continue listening the streams without pausing in the background. They will also have the ability to pick up streams from where they have been left on other devices.

YouTube TV is currently offering a free subscription for seven days as a trial to the users, following which they can continue to enjoy the services by opting to monthly plans that cost $35 per month.

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