Verizon today announced that Google and Apple will be its first video streaming launch partners when the telecom’s 5G broadband service arrives later this year. It also revealed its fourth and final launch market, Indianapolis, which joins the previously announced Houston, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.
The announcement today confirms a previous rumor late last month; customers who sign up to Verizon’s 5G home internet service can choose to receive a free subscription to YouTube TV or an Apple TV 4K device (but not both, and Verizon has not revealed how long the included subscription will last.) In addition, they’ll also be able to access content from NFL, NBA, and news from Verizon’s own media network, Oath, reports Bloomberg.
If you’re wondering whether you’ll find leftover content from the defunct Go90 app, don’t get your hopes up. When the app shut down in July, Verizon returned content distribution rights to partners including Vice Media, Complex Networks, and AwesomenessTV.
Pending no delays, Verizon will be the first telecom to launch 5G in the United States. Earlier this month, it unveiled the new Moto Z3 smartphone with a 5G Moto Mod designed to support the network when it becomes available. Other networks are also racing to roll out 5G to their customers, with Sprint today announcing it will release an unnamed LG device early next year to support the new high speed network.