While YouTube TV has been around for over three years now, it was not available on Sony consoles until 2020. Even then, it was launched for the PS5 over six months after the console’s release date. Now that it is available, however, you can access all your favorite content on your console easily. While you may get some excellent channels using cable TV connections such as Spectrum Silver packages, there is always room for more.
YouTube TV is not a conventional streaming service. It basically offers live and on-demand content from more than 85 television networks. In addition, it lets you add on premium channels such as Showtime, HBO Max, and Epix. This means that you can watch anything you want, from the most popular rom coms to all sorts of live sports. All you have to do is subscribe to YouTube TV, which costs $64.99, with added costs for paid add-ons.
Why You Should Watch YouTube TV
YouTube TV is an excellent option if you’re planning to cut the cord on your cable connection, and go fully digital. With most cable TV packages, the channel line-up is limited, and you have to pay significant amounts of money to add on premium channels. Furthermore, you pay for a large number of channels you may not even want to watch at any point.
With YouTube TV, you pay a fixed amount and access content from most of the major networks in the industry. This means that whether you want to watch a live football game or stream that hit crime show, you will easily find it.
Furthermore, while many cable TV packages only let you use one screen with one box, YouTube TV allows you to use three screens simultaneously. So, if your partner is watching their game on the living room TV, you can watch your favorite reality show on your PS5 in your bedroom. There is no extra wiring or boxes involved. Another seemingly minor but significant benefit on YouTube TV is that you won’t have to have unsightly jumbles of wires running through your rooms and behind your television screens. As it is purely digital, you will just need to make sure you have a good internet connection.
How To Access it on PS5
It is quite easy to access YouTube TV on your PS5. All you have to do is go to the PlayStation Store and download the app. If you already have a subscription, you just need to log in. otherwise, you can set up your subscription on your PS5.
Of course, the PS5 itself is a coveted item due to its constant shortages. However, if you are lucky enough to have one, you’ll be glad to know you can use it for much more than just gaming. This is especially useful when providers like Roku are in conflict with Google and are not offering YouTube TV. It is beneficial to have a device which supports the service and gives you a whole bank of diverse content from all the major networks.
Shows To Watch On YouTube TV
While YouTube TV gives you access to content from the Big Four broadcast networks, PBS, and a number of other channels, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices you have. You can watch all these channels live on your PS5, and use its unlimited DVR services to record shows to watch later. Here are a couple of shows and movies which stand out on YouTube TV and cater to a wide variety of tastes.
- The Greatest Showman
- Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
- Gone Girl
- The Walking Dead
- American Horror Story
- Killing Eve
This vast range of content, which you can’t usually access with just a cable TV connection or a single streaming service, is quite impressive. So, you’ll have a lot to watch on YouTube TV.
So, install the YouTube TV app on your PS5, log in, and watch all the shows, games, and movies you want in one place.