YouTube will now let you stream cable channels live

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YouTube has entered the growing field of companies trying to disrupt traditional cable providers with a new paid TV service that streams over the internet.

On Tuesday, YouTube formally unveiled YouTube TV, its answer to similar services like Dish’s SlingTV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. (Hulu is also expected to launch its own live TV service later this year.)

It will cost $US35 per month and include a virtual DVR service. YouTube also has a virtual DVR service with unlimited storage, but shows will automatically delete after nine months.

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