Smithsonian Added to YouTube TV Channel Lineup

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YouTube TV subscribers can now watch the Smithsonian channel, thanks to it being added to the service’s lineup today. I can’t tell you firsthand which shows are on the Smithsonian channel, but a few do look cool after peeking at the official show list here. There appears to be a lot of nature programming, shows like Building Star Trek and Crazy Monster Spiders, plus many more quality programs. Get on it, YouTube TV folk. This announcement is so historic it deserves to be put in… the Smithsonian.@SmithsonianChan is ...

YouTube TV Picks-Up Mega Expansion to 35 New Markets

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YouTube TV pushed into 35 new markets today, according to a Google Support listing for the service. By our count, Google’s TV streaming option jumped from 49 markets in September to 84 today. The new YouTube markets to join the list are: Albany Baton Rouge Buffalo Cedar Rapids Chattanooga Colorado Springs Des Moines Flint Fresno-Visalia Ft. Myers-Naples Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas) Grand Rapids Green Bay Greenville (either SC or NC, whichever didn’t have it last time) Huntsville-Decatur (Florida) Jackson (Mississippi) Knoxville Little Rock Madison New Orleans Omaha Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg Portland-Auburn (Maine) Providence Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia) Rochester Savannah Shreveport South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana) Spokane Springfield (Missouri) Toledo Tucson Tulsa Waco YouTube TV still costs just $35 per month, includes really slick apps on mobile and Android ...

YouTube TV Update Adds Picture-in-Picture on Oreo

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YouTube TV is receiving an update today to v1.11.6 that introduces picture-in-picture support for devices running Android 8.0 Oreo. The update may not add anything else, though, so if you aren’t on Oreo, feel free to move along. Once updated, PIP should be live for you automatically. All you’ll need to do to use it is open up a show and then press the home button. You’ll then see it shrink into a small floating box on your screen that can be repositioned almost anywhere. It’s ...

YouTube TV App Makes Its Way to Select LG, Samsung Smart TVs

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Announced today, the official YouTube TV app is available for owners of a Smart TV from LG and Samsung. While specific models aren’t stated on YouTube TV’s support page, it does list years, being 2016 and 2017 models. If you own a Samsung Smart TV and would like to download YouTube TV, simply open up Apps, then search for YouTube TV. For LG TVs, head into the LG Content Store, search for YouTube TV, then download. Here’s the current list of supported devices for YouTube TV. Android TV (excluding ...

YouTube TV App for Android TV Now Official, Rolling Out This Week to Select Devices

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We just posted a piece that detailed NVIDIA’s teasing of a YouTube TV app for Android TV, but now, YouTube has gone and made it official. The native YouTube TV app will start rolling out this week to select Android TV devices, such as the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, select Sony TV models, as well as the Xbox One family. YouTube details that other TVs, like ones from LG and Samsung, should see the app available within the new few weeks. Features Control your live TV experience with your TV’s ...

NVIDIA Says SHIELD TV 6.1 Update Arrives This Week, Hints at YouTube TV Android TV App Too (Updated)

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NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV units recently picked up a major update to v6.0 that included Google Assistant for the Android TV platform. It’s major in that Google Assistant turns Android TV into a control hub for your home life by allowing you to get info, access smart home objects, etc. This morning, though, NVIDIA posted details for a SHIELD TV 6.1 update that expands on Google Assistant, but may also have tipped off a YouTube TV Android TV app announcement. UPDATE: Google just announced YouTube TV Android ...

YouTube TV Coming to These 10 New Markets

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Over the next “couple of weeks,” Google says that YouTube TV will expand into an additional 10 markets. Those markets are Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne and Charlotte. Where’s Portland, Google?   Those new markets join Chicago, LA, NYC, Philly, and San Francisco. I’d love to tell you that you should strongly consider switching to YouTube TV should you live in one of those new markets, but I have yet to test it myself, since I do not ...