In this video, I will talk about the recent news that the YouTube TV service is now live and what it means for creators.
This service could very well abolish cable TV and even benefit channel creators.
Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here is what you need to know about YouTube Live:
- Costs $35/mo with free 30 day trial.
- Competitors: Playstation Vue, Sling TV, Cable
- Free YouTube Red-only content, but still a separate service. Ads still displayed.
- Only available in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
- Watch on up to 3 devices at the same time.
- Includes channels such as Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC, ESPN, The CW, and dozens of others.
- Easily search for your favorite shows like you would search for videos in YouTube’s traditional platform.
- Save shows to watch later. This helps replace the traditional DVRs we used to require to record TV when we couldn’t watch it live.
- Private watch and search history that other users won’t see, even if they’re on your same subscription plan.
- The ability to watch on any device (computer, TV, tablet, smartphone).
- Sign up here for a notification when YouTube TV is available in your area.
- 10 important things about YouTube TV.
- YouTube Red
- Sling TV
- Playstation Vue
- Google stock prices
Effects on creators:
- Possible increase in YouTube views
- No effect on your ad revenue per 1,000 views or YouTube Red revenue.
- Google stock will definitely go up in coming months.
- There’s no reason to think that this will have a negative impact on YouTube channels because ads will still be on videos as normal, even if you get YouTube TV.
- If anything, it may help more traffic get driven to YouTube videos because of how much easier it will be to switch between TV and the traditional YouTube platform.