Verizon strikes deal with Google to offer YouTube TV bundles

Brittany A. Roston - Apr 24, 2019, 4:44 pm CDT
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Verizon strikes deal with Google to offer YouTube TV bundles

Verizon has announced a partnership with Google that’ll allow the service provider to offer YouTube TV bundles with some of its products. The option will be made available to Verizon wireless, 5G Home, and Fios broadband customers, the company said in its announcement this week. YouTube TV enables subscribers to stream live television over the Internet, serving as an alternative to satellite and cable.

According to Verizon, its customers will be able to directly sign up for YouTube TV and have it bundled with their existing plan. It’s unclear whether getting YouTube TV through Verizon will come with any sort of discount for the customer, but it seems it will at least simplify things by keeping everything confined to a single bill.

When customers sign up directly, YouTube TV costs $49.99/month. Verizon indicates it will have other YouTube TV-related deals in the future, saying that it will offer ‘unique, high-value’ promotions related to the service. No additional details on those plans were provided, however.

Talking about the new plan was Verizon’s head of content strategy and acquisition Erin McPherson, who said:

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.

At this time, YouTube TV offers access to a number of major networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. As well, the streaming service includes unlimited personal DVR space and content recommendations.


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