YouTube TV will be available as a native app on the Apple TV “in the coming weeks.”
The service, which made its debut back in April priced at $35 a month, gives TV fans the ability to watch live streams from five major broadcast networks, as well as more than 40 cable channels.
YouTube TV offers yet another route to some of the biggest shows for those looking to ditch a traditional cable subscription. The only problem is that it’s only available on smartphones, tablets, and computers — but that’s going to change.
YouTube today confirmed that official YouTube TV apps are coming to the big screen, starting with NVIDIA Shield, the Xbox One family of consoles, and TVs powered by Android TV in the coming days.
The app will then expand to Smart TVs from the likes of Samsung, Sony, and LG, along with Apple TV “in the coming weeks.”
To accommodate the living room, the YouTube TV app will sport a new user interface with a dark background, a live TV guide, and a background playback experience. It will also give you the option to start a show on one device and pick up where you left off on another.
You can enjoy a free trial of YouTube TV if you haven’t already. The service is available in all top 50 metro areas, covering two-thirds of the U.S.