Verizon is working with Google to provide its internet customers with streaming media. It has confirmed that both wireless 5G home and Fios broadband customers will receive YouTube TV, the company’s standalone online TV streaming service. It confirms an earlier report about Verizon wanting to partner up with Google to provide more streaming options to its customers.
Verizon 5G Home and Fios broadband customers will be able to view YouTube TV on any platform they choose. The service will give them access to live TV from major networks like CBS and Fox in addition to cable stations such as CNN, ESPN, and more.
With this partnership, Verizon’s customers can add the service to their bundles but it’s not known at this point in time if they will receive the option to subscribe to YouTube at a lower price. A YouTube TV subscription normally costs $50 per month and it provides access to 70 channels with three simultaneous streams, and a personal DVR that has no storage limits.
Since Verizon does mention in its press release that it will offer “unique, high-value YouTube TV promotions to customers across platforms,” this does leave the door open for some cost savings for Big Red’s 5G home and Fios customers.