YouTube TV adds several channels including AMC and BBC America

YouTube TV recently launched for subscribers in certain locations, and now it has expanded its channel lineup with some notable additions. A handful of new channels have popped up on the service, perhaps the most notable being AMC, meaning subscribers will be able to enjoy their weekly dose of The Walking Dead soon. As well, YouTube has added things like BBC America, Telemundo, and more.

YouTube TV isn't terribly dissimilar from the newly launched Hulu Live TV service and some older competitors like PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. Subscribers pay a flat $35/month fee for access to somewhere around 50 live television channels, including things like FXX, FX, USA, FOX, ABC, SyFy, CNBC, ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, National Geographic, Chiller, WeTV, CBS, E!, BTN, Disney XD / Junior, Sprout, and more.

These services are growing in popularity due to the convenience and benefits they offer. Unlike traditional cable and satellite packages, OTT services that stream over the Internet don't require any special hardware — most support things like Chromecast, Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, and other popular platforms. As well, content is delivered over the Internet, offering more freedom when watching, and DVR services are cloud-based, offering remote and hardware-free access.

YouTube TV hasn't launched as widely as competing services yet, though it is already expanding. 9to5Google recently spotted a quiet addition to the service's channel lineup, adding networks like AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, IFC, Telemundo, and We TV. This brings the total number of networks offered by YouTube TV up to 46, plus the inclusion of YouTube Red Originals. Add-ons like Fox Soccer and Showtime remain for additional monthly fees.

SOURCE: 9to5Google