YouTube's live TV service is now available on Apple TV

YouTube's live TV service is now available on Apple TV

The cable-cutter TV streaming service starts at $35 per month with no strings attached.

Google previously announced that YouTube TV applications would be made available on Roku and Apple TV devices during the first quarter of 2018, following a delay that pushed back the launch from late 2017.

YouTube live TV will available on Apple TV and Roku devices today, according to a recent announcement from Google.

YouTube TV is expected to become available "soon" on 2014 and 2015 Samsung and LG smart TVs, Sony's Linux-powered TVs and Apple TV boxes.

The app is designed for the big screen with an optimized Live Guide feature and background playback that lets you browse listings without needing to pause.

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But distribution is key, too, with services vying to be accessible not only on the major mobile platforms, iOS and Android, but also on major OTT platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast and Xbox One.

Additional channels such as Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus are also available for additional monthly fees ranging from $11 to $15 a month.

The Go app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store here. The service is now available in around 80 different US cities, with a list that appears to be growing monthly.

Current reports place YouTube TV's userbase at 300,000 subscribers.

With its launch on the Roku, America's most popular streaming device, YouTube TV stands to significantly increase the rate of new signups this year. This service is meant to compete with other TV services like Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and many other services. YouTube News senior product manager Geoff Samek said in a blog post Friday that these notices will only be shown to US audiences for the time being.

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