YouTube TV ($35 Broadcast Package) On Apple TV

boltjames

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Sounds exciting, might encourage me to cut the cable cord if it lives up to expectations. It sounds like what Apple was trying to do a year ago by offering 30 channels including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC and other popular networks including DVR functions like recording, skipping commercials, etc.

Anyone know if it will work on Apple TV?
 

MrNomNoms

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Sounds exciting, might encourage me to cut the cable cord if it lives up to expectations. It sounds like what Apple was trying to do a year ago by offering 30 channels including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC and other popular networks including DVR functions like recording, skipping commercials, etc.

Anyone know if it will work on Apple TV?
I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up using the YouTube application and it'll be delivered like how YouTube Red is delivered although I would be surprised if Google didn't launch or work with Android set top box and smart tv vendors to ensure that it is available on the widest variety of platforms possible.
 

Tech198

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it would be interesting, particularly since Apple is not doing the network bundle due to issues.

However, if it does comes to Apple TV Youtube app, don't expect it to be 1080p........ There is no requirement that it must be 1080p. Youtube could downscale and probably will as file format is *.flv

I can't imagine, Red Tube would be "better" ... even if u pay... Its still a service..... but maybe they may get "special attention" as paying users.. I dunno about skipping commercials, but i would think Youtube would only allow a certain number of skips. I can't imagine broadcasters would be happy otherwise knowing no one is watching the ads. Or perhaps, if u pay, u don't get commercials at all or limited ads (like Hulu Plus)

WHo knows..
 
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MadeTheSwitch

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Sounds exciting, might encourage me to cut the cable cord if it lives up to expectations. It sounds like what Apple was trying to do a year ago by offering 30 channels including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC and other popular networks including DVR functions like recording, skipping commercials, etc.

Anyone know if it will work on Apple TV?
There isn't going to be an Apple TV app, at least not at first because they are viewing this service as mobile first rather than living room first. But perhaps it can be airplayed?

As for all those channnels, it sounds like it is rolling out by market rather than nationwide. So, people shouldn't get their hopes up. A lot of people won't be able to get it or get all channels I'm sure. Just like all the other services. Which is really frustrating but the state of the industry these days.
 

colodane

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This looks like the closest thing yet to what I'm after.

The good news is that it includes NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC. This would eliminate needing to put up an antenna and have a DVR just to record NFL football games, etc. The DVR support also seems to be awesome.

It also includes all the other sports channels I would like. Only channel missing that I watch is CNN. But for $35 a month I may be going with it when it is available here.

But there are some negatives other than the lack of CNN. No Apple TV app, at least now. And, since Google makes Chromecast, it won't exactly be a high priority for them ;>)

Also, the rollout will be on a city-by-city basis. They will probably start with cities without privately owned network affiliates. Here in Denver, NBC and ABC are privately held and may not be covered by the present agreement.

But, it looks like a hopeful sign. I will be canceling my 3 month DirecTv trial. I'm thinking that by the end of the year there will be an acceptable solution. Hulu and Apple are still yet to be heard from in terms of package offerings.
 

mnsportsgeek

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This looks like the closest thing yet to what I'm after.

The good news is that it includes NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC. This would eliminate needing to put up an antenna and have a DVR just to record NFL football games, etc. The DVR support also seems to be awesome.

It also includes all the other sports channels I would like. Only channel missing that I watch is CNN. But for $35 a month I may be going with it when it is available here.

But there are some negatives other than the lack of CNN. No Apple TV app, at least now. And, since Google makes Chromecast, it won't exactly be a high priority for them ;>)

Also, the rollout will be on a city-by-city basis. They will probably start with cities without privately owned network affiliates. Here in Denver, NBC and ABC are privately held and may not be covered by the present agreement.

But, it looks like a hopeful sign. I will be canceling my 3 month DirecTv trial. I'm thinking that by the end of the year there will be an acceptable solution. Hulu and Apple are still yet to be heard from in terms of package offerings.
Nailed it. Most markets won't see Youtube TV for a long long time.
 

Phil in ocala

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Nailed it. Most markets won't see Youtube TV for a long long time.
If you have any streamer....you can get youtube...Today...there are totally free movies...last night I saw the Brad Pitt movie: TANK....James Caan...Thief.....there are other totally free movies too. I think people on macrumors are unaware...too focused on paying for streaming services
 
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