YouTube TV '4K Plus' tier brings 4K streaming, offline downloads for $19.99

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YouTube TV is introducing a new add-on that introduces 4K quality, downloads, and unlimited simultaneous streaming on a home network to the Google live TV subscription service.

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The "4K Plus" add-on, which costs $19.99 a month extra, will allow viewers to stream 4K content on YouTube TV for the first time. That's assuming that they have a compatible TV and streaming device, such as an Apple TV 4K.

In addition, the add-on allows users to download recorded shows to watch offline on their phone or tablet. It also introduces unlimited streaming on a user's home Wi-Fi network. The standard YouTube TV subscription only allows three streams simultaneously.

Along with the announcement of 4K Plus, YouTube also previewed other new features and changes, such as an option to join to various segments within a sports program and the ability to easily search for and add sports to a DVR.

For all YouTube TV users, the company is adding Dolby 5.1 audio capabilities. The feature will begin rolling out to select devices "over the coming weeks," YouTube said.

Although the add-on will cost $19.99 a month, YouTube is running a special promotion that will bring the price down to $9.99 a month for one year. Users can also net a one-month free trial of 4K Plus.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,521member
    Is this a US-only feature?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    I wonder how much of the YTTV content is actually available in 4K? 

    If it’s only a few channels, that’s not much of a deal. (unless offline downloading is *really* important to you). 
  • Reply 3 of 6
    diz_geekdiz_geek Posts: 36member

    For all YouTube TV users, the company is adding Dolby 5.1 audio capabilities. The feature will begin rolling out to select devices "over the coming weeks," YouTube said.
    About time….  I feel like everyone else had that forever ago!  😝
  • Reply 4 of 6
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,472member
    diz_geek said:

    For all YouTube TV users, the company is adding Dolby 5.1 audio capabilities. The feature will begin rolling out to select devices "over the coming weeks," YouTube said.
    About time….  I feel like everyone else had that forever ago!  😝
    Other news reports say the 5.1 upgrade is only for subscribers, not ALL users. Then you have to pay $20/mo MORE for the 4K if you are a current subscriber.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Still no Picture in Picture? Guess I'll still be using PiP-it.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    diz_geekdiz_geek Posts: 36member
    lkrupp said:
    diz_geek said:

    For all YouTube TV users, the company is adding Dolby 5.1 audio capabilities. The feature will begin rolling out to select devices "over the coming weeks," YouTube said.
    About time….  I feel like everyone else had that forever ago!  😝
    Other news reports say the 5.1 upgrade is only for subscribers, not ALL users. Then you have to pay $20/mo MORE for the 4K if you are a current subscriber.
    Yeah, but you need to *be* a subscriber to use YouTubeTV….  This isn’t about regular YouTube. 
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