A handful of new channels have popped up on the service, perhaps the most notable being AMC, meaning subscribers will be able to enjoy their weekly dose of The Walking Dead soon. As well, YouTube has added things like BBC America, Telemundo, and more.
Subscribers pay a flat $35/month fee for access to somewhere around 50 live television channels, including things like FXX, FX, USA, FOX, ABC, SyFy, CNBC, ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, National Geographic, Chiller, WeTV, CBS, E!, BTN, Disney XD / Junior, Sprout, and more.
These services are growing in popularity due to the convenience and benefits they offer. Unlike traditional cable and satellite packages, OTT services that stream over the Internet don’t require any special hardware — most support things like Chromecast, Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, and other popular platforms.
YouTube TV hasn’t launched as widely as competing services yet, though it is already expanding. 9to5Google recently spotted a quiet addition to the service’s channel lineup, adding networks like AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, IFC, Telemundo, and We TV.