- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

YouTube announced on Tuesday that it will shortly roll out a subscription TV service for only $35 a month.

“That number is not set in stone, but we likely won’t see any price increase or additional subscription tiers before YouTube TV launches,” tech-news site Ars Technica said Tuesday.

The big four national networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX — as well as major and regional sports networks and cable news channels like Fox News and MSNBC are part of the package. CNN, however, is notable for its absence.

According to a company blog post, YouTubeTV has partnered with local stations throughout the U.S. to ensure that “you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live.”

The package comes with six sub-accounts per subscription, more than enough for a family of four, but perhaps the most enticing feature is the cloud-based DVR which will let “subscribers record as many shows as they want simultaneously, with no storage limits,” according to Ars Technica.

“This feature won’t use any data from your mobile device, either. Each show you record will stay in your saved videos collection for nine months,” the tech-news website reported Tuesday.

While the roll-out date is not yet set, interested parties can sign up to be notified by email at https://tv.youtube.com/welcome.

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