YouTube TV’s attractive DVR
- Sling TV: $5 per month for 50 hours hours worth of recordings.
- Sony Vue: Unlimited storage but only for 28 days.
- DirecTV Now: No cloud storage but promises to bring it in future.
- Hulu: A streaming service, it promises cloud DVR in future.
Well, now you see why YouTube is far better than the herd.
The first screen on the app, the home tab, displays a carousel of live shows. You just have to swipe through a list of programs and tap to watch. And here’s the coolest pat: if you have any favourite shows, YouTube TV records the show automatically onto the cloud DVR so that you can watch it whenever you want to. If you’re a sports fanatic, you’re in even more luck. To sustain the popularity that sports channels enjoy in television, YouTube TV as fine the extra mile to bundle teams and leagues into folders. That way, you can watch your favourite shows even if you couldn’t catch them live.
Search far and wide
- Sony Vue lets you have five concurrent streams.
- DirecTV Now lets you have two.
- Sling lets you have anything between one and four streams depending on the pricing plan you purchase.
What you get on YouTube TV
Here’s a list of channels that YouTube TV will offer at the time of its launch. Channels marked with an asterisk sign (*) are set to come soon.
- Broadcast: ABC
- National Cable: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3*, ESPNU, ESPNews, SEC Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform
- Broadcast: NBC, Telemundo*
- National Cable: Bravo, Chiller, CNBC, E!, Golf Channel, MSNBC, Universo*, NBCSN, Oxygen, Sprout, SyFy, Universal HD, USA
- Regional Cable: Comcast Regional Sports Networks, NECN (New England Cable News)
- Broadcast: CBS, The CW
- National Cable: CBS Sports Network
- Broadcast: FOX
- National Cable: FS1 (Fox Sports 1), FS2 (Fox Sports 2), BTN (Big Ten Network), FX, FXX, FXM, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Fox News, Fox Business
- Regional Cable: Fox Regional Sports Networks
- AMC, BBC America, BBC World News, WE TV, IFC, Sundance TV
The Weather Channel:
- Local Now*