Now you have one more option for watching TV without cable—YouTube TV.
YouTube recently announced the launch of its new TV streaming service, which will cost you just $35 per month.
“Meet YouTube TV,” reads the company’s blog post about this new service. “It’s live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments.”
With its streaming service, YouTube joins Sling TV, Playstation Vue and DirecTV Now, giving you one more streaming option if you’re interested in getting rid of cable. Just remember when you’re comparing the cost of any of these services to cable, you still have to pay for high-speed internet.
With YouTube TV, you’ll get live streaming from 40 channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and Disney Channel. You’ll also get a cloud-based DVR account, which means you will literally never run out of storage for your favorite shows.
“Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine months,” according to YouTube.
For $35 a month, you get six accounts, which means you can share the membership with your friends and family members. YouTube says you can have up to three people watching on different devices at one time.
For an extra charge, you can add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks. YouTube says you’ll also have access to YouTube Red Originals, which is original programming from the video-sharing website.
The best part? There’s no commitment. You can end your membership at any time.
The service will be available soon in the largest U.S. markets, and YouTube plans to expand rapidly after that.
YouTube says the service will work on your phone, tablet or your computer. Plus, your cloud DVR goes with you everywhere so you can catch up on your shows while you’re waiting in line or taking the bus.
To watch on your actual TV, you’ll need a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. Google is running a sale right now, which means you can buy a Chromecast for $30 until March 18 (they’re regularly $35.)
To see if this service is available in your area, you can plug your email address and zip code into the YouTube TV website.
Confused about all the streaming services out there? Here’s a run-down on how to watch TV without paying for cable.