YouTube TV hits 5 million subscriber mark

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Google’s YouTube TV has become the first live TV streaming service to hit 5 million subscribers.

The number, which Google reported the service reached in June 2022, marks a key milestone in both cord-cutting and streaming.

Google launched YouTube TV in 2017 and has since grown it to include more than 100 channels, including local offerings in most areas of the country.

The service also includes unlimited cloud DVR storage for nine months.

Meanwhile, Hulu + Live TV is hovering around 4 million users, according to first-quarter financial results by Disney, which owns the controlling share of the streamer.

Sling TV is a distant third with around 2 million users.

YouTube TV shares branding with the popular video sharing site Google parent Alphabet owns but is essentially a distinct, standalone service. While the two platforms provide minimal integration, YouTube also notably offers its own paid service called YouTube Premium, formerly YouTube Red, that removes ads from videos for subscribers.