Published on December 19th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson1
YouTube TV app for Apple TV delayed until Q1 of 2018
The live TV streaming service YouTube TV is delaying the release of its Apple TV app until sometime in the first quarter of next year, a company spokesperson has confirmed to BESTAppleTV.com.
The company did not offer an explanation for the delay.
The company announced it would be releasing an Apple TV app in late October, saying it would be delivered “in the coming weeks”.
The delay of the dedicated app for Apple TV will be disappointing news for YouTube TV subscribers who could only broadcast the service to televisions via Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming feature on iOS devices using the iOS-based YouTube TV app.
YouTube TV is delaying the release of its Apple TV app until sometime in the first quarter of next year.
YouTube TV is a live streaming TV service that launched in April of this year and is currently available in 80 U.S. cities. The service offers 52 channels including many local NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox affiliates for a flat fee of $35 a month with no contract. Its main features include a Cloud-based DVR with no storage limits for up to nine months at no additional charge and six accounts per household. Channels like HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT, Comedy Central, MTV, HGTV, and Food Network, to name just a few, are not available on YouTube TV.