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YouTube TV makes its way to Roku devices

by Sean P. Aune | February 1, 2018February 1, 2018 6:00 am PST

Roku has announced that support for YouTube TV has finally arrived on an assortment of its devices.

YouTube TV and Roku announced on Thursday that support is finally coming to the line of popular streaming devices. “We are thrilled to bring YouTube TV to our customers,” said Tedd Cittadine, Vice President, Content Distribution, Roku. “YouTube TV connects Roku users with great live TV from major broadcast and popular cable networks in a channel built specifically for TVs.”

The cord-cutting wars have been heating up lately with the likes of DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and YouTube TV amongst others. Not being on one of the most popular streaming platforms is just not acceptable to consumers.

YouTube TV currently offers service from networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW, Disney Channel, ESPN and more to customers in over 80 different metro areas.

Users on Roku are going to find a lot of fun features to try out including:

  • Cloud DVR with no storage limits
  • “Library” tab that includes easy access to the shows you’ve recorded. Browse movies, shows, and events by new, most watched, and more to find the perfect thing to watch
  • “Home” tab with personalized recommendations, including top picks, resume watching (easily pick up where you left off on another device when you get home!) and more
  • “Live” tab with a full program guide to see what’s on now and what’s airing soon
  • Background playback experience so you never miss the action while you browse the app
  • Ability to share with up to 5 other roommates or family members in your household. Each family member gets their own login, DVR, and personalized recommendations

You can start by downloading the YouTube TV app from the Roku channel store and seeing if it’s the right TV streaming service for you.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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