YouTube launching live TV service

- People fed up with paying for cable the traditional way will soon be able to subscribe to it from YouTube.

The Google-owned site known for cat videos and do-it-yourself makeup tutorials is the latest company to offer a version of cable that looks and feels more like Netflix.

Subscribers will be charged $35 per month for six accounts per family. Service will include unlimited DVR cloud storage so users can record as many shows as they'd like.

Anyone with access to YouTube will have access to a YouTube TV account, which can be viewed on any device.

FOX Business, FOX News, Disney, ESPN and NatGeo are among the many networks that are partnering with YouTube TV.

A start date has not been announced, but YouTube says it will alert anyone interested when the service becomes available in their area. Visit https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/ for more information on how to sign up.

Tom's Guide did a round-up of the services, pitting the new YouTube TV against DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV. So how did it do?

"If you're interested in cutting the cord with a cable replacement service, YouTube TV looks pretty compelling," Tom's Guide said.

With the Associated Press

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