First, it was Sling TV, then it was Sony and Hulu, and now Bloomberg says YouTube is looking to debut an online TV service that has reportedly been in development since 2012.
Aptly named “Unplugged,” the service will allegedly allow subscribers to stream a bundle of cable channels for a monthly fee, once again proving traditional means of TV viewing are quickly going bye bye.
At around $35, Unplugged will offer the same kind of cord-cutting experience that exist with services such as PlayStation Vue and Sling TV; these services offer different bundles of channels, with a monthly cost depending on how many channels you want. Unplugged will apparently offer a stock bundle and additional channels that add to the monthly cost.
Bloomberg reports YouTube hasn’t been able to secure the deals necessary to launch Unplugged, which is why we haven’t heard a peep until now. Unfortunately, because the necessary deals aren’t in place, the service might not debut until 2017, which means it’s unlikely we’ll hear anything official at Google I/O, which is a few weeks away.