Sony is adding support for YouTube TV to the PS5, a few months after its availability on PS4, allowing users to watch live TV through their console.
These days, consoles are more than just slot machines. They are versatile multimedia devices capable of browsing the web, streaming and watching TV shows and movies. Youtube, which recently launched new features to compete with Twitch, is arguably the biggest video-sharing site of all, and now it looks like Sony has added YouTube TV support to its PS5.
For those who don’t know, YTV is basically an app from YouTube that allows people to watch live TV shows through their console. It took a while for PlayStation 5 owners, especially since the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have been able to use the app since their launch last year.
YouTube TV is also available for the PS4, and has been for quite some time. This is probably good news for those who want to subscribe but have yet to get their hands on a next-gen console due to shortages that could last until the middle of next year. However, since this is a subscription service, it should be noted that there is a price to pay. Those who want to download and use YouTube TV for their PS5 will need to pay $ 64.99 per month.
The PS5 getting the subscription-based app comes at an arguably interesting time. Most recently, Roku, which earlier this year had more than 51 million active accounts on its streaming device, had Youtube TV pulled by Google on allegations of anti-competitive behavior.
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