YouTube TV is a subscription streaming service that allows you to watch live TV on major broadcast and popular cable networks. It offers live sports, news and performances. It is practically an alternative to cable TV.
Unfortunately, the YouTube TV app will not be available to prospective Roku users because it will be removed from the Roku channel store. You can still use the app if you already have it.
The reason for removing the YouTube TV app is that Roku and Google
failed to reach a new agreement. Keep in mind that this doesn’t affect the “regular” YouTube app – that it’s pristine.
Rumors of removing the YouTube TV app from Roku devices appeared a few days ago. Roku sought the help of its subscribers in an effort to change Google’s plans. The attempt failed.
In a statement released earlier this week, Roku accused Google of anti-competitive practices. They claimed that Google tried to manipulate the experience of using the platform for the benefit of Google’s own software and hardware products.
“Google is trying to use its YouTube monopoly position to force Roku to accept predatory, anti-competitive and discriminatory terms that directly harm Roku and our users” Roku
Roku accused Google of manipulating search results, gaining additional user information, and imposing new hardware requirements that would make Roku devices more expensive. Google called Roku’s allegations “unfounded.” However, it’s no secret that Google makes a direct competitor to Roku’s offer – Chromecast
Such business wars can only harm the end customer, leading to a lack of services or rising prices. We’ve seen something similar happen on the music streaming side – with Apple and Spotify. The black and green music streaming platform accused Apple of anti-competitive practices, which is the EU recently