YouTube TV is now available on select Roku devices, allowing customers to stream live sports, news, and have access to major broadcast and cable networks. Supported devices include all Roku TVs, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick Plus, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Express/Express Plus, Roku Premiere Plus, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3, and Roku 2. YouTube TV is currently available in over 80 metro areas across the US.
YouTube TV on Roku will include Cloud DVR with no storage limits, a library tab for easy navigation and access to your recorded shows, personalized recommendations, and background playback so you can still watch your shows while you’re browsing the app. The service allows up to six people per household to share one membership. Each person gets their own login and DVR library, though only three simultaneous streams are allowed per membership.
YouTube TV costs $35 a month after an initial free trial period. Roku customers who sign up to the service will have access to live TV from over 40 networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, ESPN, and the Disney Channel — no cable box required. Some premium networks like Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus require an additional monthly fee.
Roku’s streaming products compete with those from Apple, Amazon, Google, and others. All four companies have refreshed their line-up to add more functionality like 4K, voice control, and improved searching. Roku filed for an IPO in September, valuing the company at $2 billion and previously told investors that its mission is to be the “streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem.”
YouTube TV is available now from the Roku Channel Store.