If you’re a YouTube TV subscriber, you will be pleased to know that YouTube TV’s app has now also been made available on both Roku and Apple TV.
At last! Having pushed back the launch date from 2017, Google has finally announced the arrival of its YouTube TV app on Roku devices and Apple TV. Up until now, the live TV service from YouTube has been available on fewer devices than other similar services – only some smart TVs from LG and Samsung, Android TV, Chromecast, and Xbox One.
The move to bring YouTube TV to Roku is a big deal for Google. For one, Roku is a big platform with many users – especially in the U.S. where YouTube TV is available. It will certainly help bring some traction for the service. The YouTube TV app will now be working on most Roku devices – not all. If you’ve got a Roku TV, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick (3800x, 3600x), Roku Express/Express+ (3910x, 3900x, 3710x, 3700x), Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x), or Roku 2 (4210x), you’re in luck.
YouTube TV is a subscription service that costs $35 per month, but you will be able to get a preview of what it has to offer with a trial. The YouTube TV app also offers features like personalised recommendations, live TV guide, cloud DVR, as well as the ability for five additional users to have their own login with their own DVR etc (six in total).
YouTube TV is only available in the United States – specifically in 83 metropolitan areas across the country. In addition to Roku devices, YouTube TV is now also available on Apple TV.