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YouTube TV starts rolling out new account switcher UI for a better family sharing experience

Towards the end of last month, YouTube TV started testing 5.1 channel audio support on more streaming boxes, including Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices. In addition, the YouTube TV team revealed that it was working to enable 5.1 channel surround sound on Apple TV, Fire TV devices, and even some game consoles. Although...

YouTube TV is making 5.1 audio available on more streaming boxes, including Roku

Home Theaters have become a more prominent phenomenon. That's partially due to COVID-19 stopping people from going to public cinemas. Plenty of us wind down by consuming digital goods after a stressful day. The secret to an enjoyable watching session, though, is immersion. If we're binging on a tiny, low definition screen with questionable speakers,...

The YouTube TV app now supports picture-in-picture on iOS 15

Picture-in-picture (PiP) is a relatively old multitasking feature. It allows users to view a playing video in a small, floating window that they can drag around the screen -- while doing other tasks on the same device. Unsurprisingly, Apple was late to the party and didn't implement this handy addition on iPhones until iOS 14....

YouTube TV now has a referral program that pays in bill credits

Google's YouTube TV service has been through a rough time over the past few months, between dealing with carriage disputes and fighting Roku. It's likely that at least a few people have given up on YouTube TV over the never-ending problems, especially as prices fluctuate ahead of anticipated channel lineup changes, which might be why...

YouTube TV can now sort your channels by ‘most watched’

YouTube TV hasn't had a great time over the past few months, between dealing with carriage disputes and fighting Roku. However, there is one piece of good news for the platform: there's a new way to sort channels in the app. No, really, that's all the good news there is. The tab for live TV in...

YouTube TV offers $15 one-time discount after it regains Disney access

After a brief disappearance, Disney channels are returning to YouTube TV, Google's internet TV streaming service. This comes after YouTube TV announced late last week that it had failed to strike a new deal with Disney and as a result users would lose access to ESPN, FX, and other Disney content come December 17. But...

YouTube TV will lose Disney channels on Friday and get a $15 price drop

YouTube has announced that its distribution deal with Disney will expire on Friday, December 17, and the company is yet to reach an "equitable agreement" with the latter to continue distributing its content on YouTube TV. As a result, YouTube TV will lose all Disney-owned channels once the contract expires later this week. YouTube TV recently...

YouTube to stay on Roku devices with new multi-year agreement

Roku and Google spent most of this year battling over distribution agreements for YouTube and YouTube TV, which resulted in Roku devices losing access to the dedicated YouTube TV app, and the threat of both services being removed completely loomed over Roku owners. Now both companies have apparently decided to stop bickering, as they have...

YouTube TV completes deal to keep NBC channels with no price hike

The past few days in the TV industry have been a whirlwind, as Google and NBCUniversal fought over terms to renew YouTube TV's access to NBC channels. Thankfully, after the public finger-pointing that usually comes from carriage disputes, both companies have come to an agreement that will keep NBC channels on YouTube TV with no...

YouTube TV wants more of your money for 4K streaming and offline downloads

Google's Internet TV service, YouTube TV, has had a rough few years. YouTube TV started off in 2017 with a handful of channels at an affordable price of $35 per month, but as more channels were added (and networks wanted a bigger piece of the pie), the price slowly increased. The service now costs a...

Google pushes back against Roku and puts YouTube TV in the YouTube app

At the end of April, Roku removed the YouTube TV app from its channel store, escalating what has become a very public spat between Roku and Google. In response, the search giant has come up with a workaround by making Youtube TV accessible from within the YouTube app. Google published a blog post on Friday saying...

Roku follows through with its threat to remove the YouTube TV app

After warning customers they may lose access to YouTube TV, Roku on Friday removed the app from its channel store, escalating a disagreement between the two companies. If you currently have the YouTube TV app on your Roku device, you can still access it, but new users can no longer download it to their device. The...