Sony wants to develop its own live TV streaming service, so it shunned all other options including PlayStation Vue. But, Sony finds an alternative and it is YouTube TV. If you live in the US, you can use YouTube TV on PS4 now. In this MiniTool post, we will show you some related information including how to get and install YouTube TV on PS4.
The Background of YouTube TV on PS4
Since Jan 22, 2020, YouTube TV has become available on PS4 in the US. Why does it happen?
Sony is planning to promote its own live TV streaming service. Due to this, it shunned all other available options. For example, you can discover that PlayStation Vue is shutting down. But, Sony finds an alternative on PS4. It is YouTube TV.
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Sony Shut Down PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue was Sony’s live TV streaming service. You can use it to stream movies, TV shows, and sporting events on your PS4 without a cable subscription. But, in October 2019, Sony said that it was shutting down PlayStation Vue.
But, the truth is fierce. There are so many strong competitors like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Philo, and more. To face the competition, Sony decided to kill PlayStation Vue. On the other hand, it decided to focus its energy elsewhere like PlayStation 5.
Likewise, to face the fierce competition, Sony needed to use an alternative to PlayStation Vue and it chose YouTube TV that is a very popular live stream service. At present, YouTube TV on PS4 is available in the US.
How Do You Get YouTube TV on PS4?
Then, you will ask, how to get YouTube TV on PS4. You need to go to the PlayStation Store to find this YouTube TV PS4 app, and then download & install it on your device. After that, you can sign in or not to start using YouTube TV on PS4.
You can download and install YouTube TV on PS4 free. But, if you need to access the lineup of channels, you will need to use a YouTube TV subscription. YouTube TV has a trial period. But, you need to know that you will be charged unless you cancel before the trial runs out. And don’t worry, it is a month-to-month subscription. You can choose to cancel anytime.
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About YouTube TV on PS4
What Can YouTube TV Bring for You
Now, we will show you a brief description of YouTube TV on PS4:
- Cable-free live TV and no cable box required.
- You can use it to watch over 70 networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, and more. Your local sports & news channels are also included.
- You can watch it even on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV
- You can use the cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be kept for 9 months.
- You can get 6 YouTube TV accounts per household and each member can get their own login, recommendations, and DVR.
At present, YouTube TV on PS4 is available in the United States.
Now, you should know why YouTube TV is available on PS4. Should you have any related questions, you can let us know in the comment.
YouTube TV on PS4 FAQ
- Open your PlayStation.
- Go to PlayStation Store.
- Search for YouTube TV in PlayStation Store.
- Download and install it on your PS4.