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Published on December 19th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson

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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 screenshotYouTube TV is delaying the release of its Apple TV app until sometime in the first quarter of next year.

YouTube TV is owned by Google. Its competitors, including Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV are all currently available as apps on the Apple TV App Store.

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.

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About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



One Response to YouTube TV app for Apple TV delayed until Q1 of 2018

  1. Scott says:

    Definitely disappointing news. Hopefully they can work this out sooner than expected. Especially now that Youtube TV has all 4 out of the 5 local networks in my area of Birmingham.

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