Now, YouTube TV is now available on PlayStation 4. This is one of the first instances where a third-party live TV subscription service is being launched on Sony’s game console. After the release of its own PlayStation Vue service, the company has kept its rivals off PlayStation 4. This includes the likes of YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu’s live TV. Since PlayStation Vue is coming to an end this month, Sony is planning to introduce other services on its platform. According to a statement by Sony, “Unfortunately, the highly competitive pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business.”
The company didn’t give the users any time to get used to the news. Over the weekend, Sony announced that the app would be now available in PS4 soon. A couple of days later, the app launched and was made available to all PS4 users. With PS Vue getting ready for its shut down, the app comes at the right time. While YouTube TV cannot compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu, at least not at the moment, it is gaining numbers rapidly.
YouTube TV on PS4
If you have a PS4, all you need to do in order to use the app is to visit the PlayStation Store. Now, download the app from there. New customers can enjoy a free trial period, post which the service would cost them about $50 every month. If you have already used YouTube TV on other devices, you will find that the interface and experience of the app are pretty much the same. Many believe that Sling TV and other streaming TV apps will soon be featured on Sony PS4 as well.
It is an excellent way of enjoying cable TV without having to experience all the inconveniences that come with it. PS4 is now picking up compatibility with Google’s service, ensuring that those who have PlayStation 4 will now be able to stream YouTube TV and get their cable content. However, this comes after Xbox One received the same access nearly two years ago.
YouTube TV App
You may know that Google has already launched its free YouTube TV app on the PlayStation Store. Now, you can easily download and install the app on your PlayStation 4. There is no denying that the app is a bit heavy at 142 MB. Again, although the app is free, you will have to pay a subscription fee for the app in order to be able to make use of it. With the app, users will be able to enjoy full access. You will even be able to view your cloud DVR recordings. You will be using the controller as the input device. This might take time to get used to, but it is still better than having to switch to Roku or Chromecast. While the action may not have been speedy, it is nonetheless here now. PlayStation 4 owners can now enjoy YouTube TV from their consoles.