YouTube TV

The YouTube TV lineup is rising, however a number of main cable networks are nonetheless absent.

The $35-a-month streaming TV service, which launched just a little greater than a month in the past, lately added seven new cable networks to its listing of obtainable channels, as noticed by 9to5Google on Monday. Subscribers can now watch AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, IFC, Telemundo, Universo, and We TV.

By the numbers, the additions are important: YouTube TV launched with 39 channels, so the listing simply obtained 18 p.c larger. As with every channel additions, nonetheless, their usefulness is determined by your TV tastes: except you converse Spanish or are a fan of indie TV exhibits, you are most likely not overjoyed by the additions.

YouTube has promised that its TV service will develop, each when it comes to the channel lineup and the geographic areas it serves. For now, the service is a compelling different to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and different rivals, however even with the brand new additions, it has some main holes. There is not any Cartoon Community, TBS, or TNT, and nonetheless no phrase on when or if they will be added.

You may increase the fundamental YouTube TV package deal by paying an extra $11 per thirty days for Showtime and $15 per thirty days for Fox Soccer Plus, and each subscription comes with entry to YouTube Pink. However there are not any packaged tiers of channels like those that PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now supply.

And you may’t get any channels in any respect in the event you do not reside in YouTube TV’s present service space, which is restricted to the metro areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Denizens of these cities can, nonetheless, stream YouTube TV whereas touring to an unserved space.