YouTube has finally rolled out its YouTube TV app for Apple TV as well as most Roku devices.
YouTube TV – the live television streaming service by Google is a paid service and it was originally released for Android and iOS platforms in March 2017. After nearly a year, YouTube TV is now available as a dedicated app for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, as well as all Roku TVs, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Express/ Express+, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3, and Roku 2 devices.
YouTube TV isn’t available across the US and is only limited to around 80 metro areas in the US. The subscription service comes with a monthly plan of $35 with up to six users allowed per account.
The dedicated YouTube TV app for Apple TV was highly anticipated up until now. Google announced an earlier deadline for the app in late October, though an option to stream YouTube TV content on Apple TV via AirPlay support was launched back in May last year.
YouTube TV is now accessible on a list of media streaming solutions, including Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Apple TV, and Roku devices.
To begin with YouTube TV on a compatible Apple TV or Roku device, you initially need to sign up for the service. The signup option is not yet available on the TV apps. You can, however, use your Android or iOS device to get your YouTube TV account. Once signed up, you are required to install the dedicated YouTube TV app on your Apple TV from Apple App Store or on your Roku device from the Roku Channel Store.
The TV streaming service also counts more than 50 networks, which is certainly less than what a traditional television operator offers. Having said that, Google-owned YouTube in last August claimed that it leads the list of live TV streaming competitors offering most local broadcast stations in the markets where YouTube TV is available.