Verizon Partners with Google to Provide YouTube TV to its Customers
Through a new partnership with Google, Verizon is working to bring YouTube TV to its wireless, 5G Home and Fios broadband customers nationwide. On Tuesday, Verizon announced its forthcoming plan which will allow customers to subscribe to YouTube TV directly through their services. Although specific details in terms of availability and pricing have yet to be revealed, Verizon has said there will be “unique, high-value YouTube TV promotions” to come.
“YouTube TV has become known for its best-in-class user experience that enhances the way users watch live TV today,” said Heather Rivera, YouTube’s global head of product partnerships. “With this partnership, we’re making it simple and seamless for Verizon’s customers to sign up to enjoy YouTube TV on-the-go on their mobile phones or tablets or at home on their big screen devices.”
Verizon has formed relationships with a number of streaming services in the past. Several of their data plans include a free Apple Music membership while Fios customers receive a free year of Netflix by signing a two-year agreement. Now, Verizon appears to be gearing up for the “5G Revolution” equipped with content able to withstand what’s to come.
“Our network and technology leadership uniquely positions us to lead the content revolution, which centers around choice for our customers,” said Erin McPherson, head of content strategy and acquisition, Verizon. “As we pave the path forward on 5G, we’ll continue to bring our customers options and access to premium content by teaming up with the best providers in the industry and leveraging our network as-a service strategy. We were first in the world to bring commercial 5G to our customers and now another first on the content front as we offer our customers access to YouTube TV on whatever platform they choose.”