About 38.9 million people in the US are estimated to use a Roku device once a month, compared with 36.9 million people using Google Chromecast, 35.8 million people using Amazon Fire TV and 21.3 million using Apple TV.
Since the launch of YouTube TV in early 2017, its expansion to other platform has been somewhat of a messy, chaotic ride. This was a pretty cleat indicator by the company to that the YouTube TV app has made its way to the tvOS App Store. This service is meant to compete with other TV services like Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and many other services. Unfortunately, you can't sign up for Apple TV on either of the new platforms, so you'll have to head to the YouTube TV website if you want to start a free trial. The streaming service touts YouTube TV as cable without the box and the ability to cancel at any time. However, most of the TV streaming providers do not include Viacom channels. According to reports, supported Roku devices compatible with the YouTube TV app include the likes of all Roku TVs, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streaming Stick Plus, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere Plus, and Roku Express/Express Plus.
Aside from getting connected to YouTube regardless of your connectivity status, YouTube Go lets you have more control over your data usage if you are trying to save up on your monthly plan. The service also caters to sports lovers with offerings from ESPN and Fox Sports, has popular channels like Disney, and offers some premium channels like Showtime for an additional fee, much like its rivals.
This week, after months of delay, YouTube TV finally landed on both Roku and Apple TV devices.
Channels like HBO, CNN, TBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and Food Network are not available on YouTube TV.