Tuesday, February 6, 2024

YouTube TV is now the largest live TV streaming service

Quick, what's the largest live TV streaming service? If you said "YouTube TV" then you either are very smart, or you read the title of this article.

Figures released recently show that YouTube TV now has over 8-million subscribers. YouTube's CEO Neal Mohan wrote a blog post recently that included that bit of information:

We’re also seeing growing consumer interest in our subscription services. We’re excited to announce that we have more than 8 million subscribers to YouTube TV. And we passed 100 million Music and Premium subscribers, including trials. Music subscriptions help us deliver on our goal to be the best place for artists to connect with fans, from insider access to Coachella to Shorts challenges with NewJeans, Dua Lipa, Tate McRae, and more.

The 8-million subscribers total is the most of any live TV streaming service, according to Cord Cutters News:

With this jump, YouTube TV has nearly doubled the subscribers of Hulu + Live TV, the next largest TV service. This news comes as YouTube TV successful used its NFL Sunday Ticket exclusivity to help drive up subscribers. To help keep customers, YouTube TV has also been rolling out new improvements...

My Streaming Live rarely uses a live TV streaming service. I'll subscribe during football season to get ESPN, but that's it. The rest of the year, I don't need the live TV content. But, it seems a lot of people do want the services. I will say that if I used one of those services, YouTube TV probably be the one.

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