YouTube will have a free feature to watch TV channels. The information that the video hosting started testing the option was published by the Wall Street Journal. YouTube representatives then confirmed these posts and announced that they were preparing to launch an online streaming section.
The platform already has its own streaming TV service. YouTube TV is compatible with mobile devices, computers, game consoles, smart TVs, and media players. To use streaming, you need to subscribe and pay monthly, and the feature within the video hosting itself will be absolutely free.
Now the innovation is being tested. It is available to a small group of users residing in the United States. The developers carefully monitor the activity with which users use the section and what problems they encounter while doing so. The function before the end of this year can appear in all the others.
At this time, the service concludes agreements with television channels. YouTube is supposed to receive around 45% of ad revenue for posting streams on its site.
Remember, according to the research company Mediascope, Russians started watching more YouTube. Experts believe that demand for the site has grown due to users’ desire to insulate themselves from the negative news agenda.