YouTube confirms a YouTube TV app for Android TV and Roku are in the works

The Google-owned company, YouTube, launched YouTube TV in early April of this year, and since then, the platform has seen some welcome growth. However, one of the biggest drawbacks of the service since launch day has been a) its lack of some big channels such as CNN and TNT and b) it’s limited in the devices you can watch on. But today, and in the sometime future, that’s going to change—at least in the devices part.

YouTube TV for Android TV

So, as described in the tweet above, it looks like there’s finally some news from YouTube about an Android TV app. Previously, you could only watch on a TV using a Chromecast, casting to an Android TV, or by means of an Apple TV. There’s no ETA, as of course, but it’s definitely good to hear that we can expect it sometime soon™.

YouTube TV for Roku

Now, this one I wasn’t really expecting, but for those Roku users out there, a welcome addition in the future.

YouTube TV for Android tablets

Also announced, in a tweet from the YouTube TV team yesterday, you can now use the service on your Android tablet. Previously, the only tablets supported were Apple’s iPads, and you would think Google would support their own products first…

However, as it seems common, it appears that multiple users are experiencing issues when trying to use their Pixel Cs with the app, giving the message: “unsupported device.”

A link to the Play Store listing is below, however, if you’ve got an Android tablet and use the service.

Source: Twitter

  • Don’t Be Stupid, Stupid

    No Roku, no youtubetv, period!

    • huh?

      • Don’t Be Stupid, Stupid

        Perhaps I was unclear. Let me expound so that you too might understand.

        Youtube TV have gambled incorrectly, believing mobile devices to be the ubiquitous finger upon the largest potential market. They’ve gravely misjudged the market as they continue to do so. Roku dominates the streaming device market at 37%. The nearest competitors together, do not equal that market share. And yet, Roku is seemingly (aside from FireTV and the infamous corporate rivalry devolved into bystander endangering street fight) is the last to be given any concern by the ‘come to the darkside’ giant G’s service. Despite the fact that the legacy Roku Youtube app is the most widely used/viewed app in all of the streaming market, sans Netflix.

        It’s a spectacularly stupid gambit, which has undoubtedly cost them, as Roku owners chose an alternative streaming service and settle in, reticent to switch (despite lacking contracts) because of the investment in the ecosystem that is made.