Cord cutters looking for yet another way to watch television without subscribing to cable or satellite providers got a new option on Wednesday with the launch of YouTube TV.
Google-owned YouTube announced in a blog post that its new service was now available in five major U.S. markets — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia — with more markets coming soon. The monthly membership cost is $35 and YouTube was offering a free, one-month trial to draw people in.
Live TV streaming is available from networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports and more. Cable channels including FX, USA, Disney Channel and Bravo are among those included in the bundle. For an additional charge, users can add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus right now.
If you’re a hardcore DVR filler, YouTube TV promises unlimited storage on a cloud DVR that won’t run out of space, and will hold onto shows for up to nine months. And the service can be used on multiple devices as well as streamed to a TV via Chromecast.
Each YouTube TV membership allows for six accounts to allow sharing between family and roommates, and those accounts each receive their own unique recommendations and cloud DVR with no storage limits.
“There’s no question that millennials love great TV content, but what we’ve seen is they don’t want to watch it in the traditional setting,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said at a press event in February.
Go to YouTube TV to learn more or sign up.