YouTube has introduced a brand new “add-on” bundle for YouTube TV that lets viewers stream reveals in 4K or save them to their DVR for offline viewing.
In a blog post at this time, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan additionally instructed traders the brand new options would deliver “limitless concurrent streams at residence, so the entire household can take pleasure in YouTube TV on totally different screens directly.”
Presently, YouTube TV customers are restricted to 3 concurrent streams whereas rival streaming service Netflix permits 4K streaming on as much as 4 gadgets – offered you subscribe to its premium tier, in fact.
YouTube TV subscribers at the moment pay $65 monthly for 85+ reside TV channels, plus a bunch of on-demand motion pictures and TV reveals. It is thought the upcoming 4K “add-on” will set off a value hike, although YouTube has but to verify something.
There’s additionally no phrase on what 4K content material will likely be make obtainable. YouTube already provides a handful of 4K motion pictures to purchase or lease however there’s speak of the corporate providing main reside sporting occasions – such because the Olympics and the Tremendous Bowl – in 4K, too.
The weblog publish does make it clear why YouTube TV is elevating its recreation: whereas most YouTube movies are watched on cellular, TV is the corporate’s “quickest space of progress”.
There is not any official launch date for the brand new options, however 9to5Google has noticed that the newest model of the YouTube TV app provides offline viewing on chosen Android gadgets.
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