Verizon and Google have announced a partnership to bring YouTube TV to Verizon customers across the US on whatever platform they choose.
“Our network and technology leadership uniquely positions us to lead the content revolution, which centres around choice for our customers,” said Erin McPherson, head of content strategy and acquisition, Verizon. “As we pave the path forward on 5G, we’ll continue to bring our customers options and access to premium content by teaming up with the best providers in the industry and leveraging our network as-a service strategy. We were first in the world to bring commercial 5G to our customers and now another first on the content front as we offer our customers access to YouTube TV on whatever platform they choose.”
Verizon’s partnership with Google and YouTube TV will allow Verizon wireless mobility customers to stream content via YouTube TV. Wireless 5G home customers can add premium content from YouTube TV to their internet bundle on a national scale, and Fios broadband customers can choose from even more options when it comes to content and services. Verizon will also offer unique, high-value YouTube TV promotions to customers across platforms.
“YouTube TV has become known for its best-in-class user experience that enhances the way users watch live TV today,” said Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube. “With this partnership, we’re making it simple and seamless for Verizon’s customers to sign up to enjoy YouTube TV on-the-go on their mobile phones or tablets or at home on their big screen devices.”
YouTube TV offers cable-free live TV that can be watched on any screen (phone, tablet, TV, computer) through a simple, best-in-class and hassle-free experience. It includes over 70 networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus popular cable networks like HGTV, Food Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, ESPN, FX and on-demand programming. A YouTube TV membership includes six accounts per household, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage space limits.