YouTube TV

You can now control YouTube TV with your voice

Today YouTube TV announced that they have integrated the service with their Alexa competitor, Google Home Speaker. 

Google Home speakers now let you control YouTube TV with your voice. So, for those of you who have a Google Home speaker — including the new Home Mini and Home Max that were announced earlier this month — you can now control YouTube TV using only your voice.

The integration does require that you have the YouTube TV app running on a Chromecast hooked up to your TV. Good news is that Google is currently offering a free Chromecast after your first month with YouTube TV.

YouTube TV is Google’s answer to services like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, PS Vue and others that allow streaming of live TV over the internet. The service is agressively priced at just $35 a month and its strategy is based on rolling out in cities in which it can carry at least one local channel. For example, in my home city of Birmingham, YouTube TV is currently the only streaming services with more than one local channel. The other, DIRECTV NOW, carries our local ABC affiliate. YouTube TV carries them as well as our NBC affiliate. Since its official launch in April, YouTube has added a handful of new channels and expanded to dozens of new US markets.

Do you subscribe to YouTube TV or have the Google Home speaker? Hit the comments below and let us know your experience with the service.