YouTube TV adds 4K streaming and unlimited downloads

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One of the many compliments about YouTube TV is the ever-increasing monthly subscription. Apparently the company is well aware of this and has just made a fresh announcement that may encourage users. The company in a blog post said users can expect a new package that will enable them to stream in 4K. In addition, they will also be able to enjoy unlimited offline downloads.

While this can be described as a welcome news, it remains to be seen if YouTube will place a limit on the channels. The information on the blog concerning offline downloads and 4K streaming is pretty vague at this stage. Nonetheless, it is heartwarming to know that something is being done to give back to the consumers who have been paying a lot to watch YouTube TV all these while.

The ability to view online is not a rarity among streaming companies. Hulu, which allows you to download on-demand TV shows and movies to watch later offline, does not allow you to record from its live TV service. The same can be said for other providers like Sling and AT&T TV 

Google launched its internet TV subscription service across five American cities in April 2017. At launch, YouTube TV was made available at $35/month to subscribers.

First, there is a free 30-day trial, which is not unusual when introducing a service like this to the public. 30 days is long enough to try out the service and probably make up your mind if you want to go ahead and subscribe for a full month of unlimited DVR powers. However, signing up for the trial service requires a credit/debit card, and of course, a temporary authorization is required from your end.

YouTube TV is available for all types of screens, including smartphone, tablet and computer. Also, you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV; and just to add that the service will be available for both Android and iOS.

YouTube made its intention to join the big league of TV service provider in 2016 when Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive officer, wrote in a letter to the company’s shareholders:

“We aim to provide more choice to YouTube fans — more ways for them to engage with creators and each other, and more ways for them to get great content.” “We’ve started down this journey with specialized apps like YouTube Kids, as well as through our YouTube Red subscription service.”

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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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