Roku TV Users Get Another YouTube TV Option In Sony’s PS5
Any Roku TV owners hoping to begin a YouTube TV subscription now have another add-on option if they happen to be in the market for a next-generation gaming console or an Ultra HD Blu-ray player (combination) alternative.
That’s because Sony’s new PlayStation 5 consoles just added support for YouTube TV app, Android Police reported.
Google added the uber-popular gaming system to its supported list of devices this week, meaning you can grab the YouTube TV app and add live linear OTT streaming to the platform if you happen to be interested in it. Of course, you have additional/similar options on the PS5 and Roku TV, already.
Keep in mind, we can’t assure you using YouTube TV won’t expose you to various users for data-mining information Google is allegedly looking for Roku to provide as part of the deal to carry the service on the OS. At least, that’s what Roku alleges as it reason for pushing back on Google’s YouTube TV renewal terms.
As we’ve reported, Roku users who already had the YouTube TV app are able to continue to use it, but newcomers will need to look elsewhere (for now). Stay tuned for updates.
Of courses owners of the competitive Xbox Series X/S advanced gaming consoles competing against the PS5 have already had the option for YouTube TV since launch. With the two most popular gaming platforms now supporting YouTube TV, the service will have a sizeable chunk of the connected TV market.
Just keep in mind that YouTube TVs subscription fees (along with those of most subscription TV services OTT or otherwise) have been on a upward trajectory in recent months so the value option compared with traditional pay-TV is ever narrowing, depending on the package options you’ve selected.
If you aren’t into gaming or Ultra HD Blu-ray — or more likely you still can’t find or afford one of the gaming consoles available — there are many more live linear OTT TV services available your Roku TV. Check out Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, fuboTV and others. You can try most of them out month to month until you find the right one for you. Most of these services don’t require long-term annual contracts or special equipment (yet).
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By Greg Tarr
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