This will come in the form of the YouTube TV feature being accessible through the YouTube app. According to YouTube, “Today, we’re introducing a new feature that gives you access to YouTube TV from within the YouTube app, making it easier to enjoy all the content you love. Existing members can easily access YouTube TV by clicking on “Go to YouTube TV” in the main YouTube app.”
This is actually not a bad idea and even if YouTube and Roku can’t settle on a new agreement, it works. Speaking of negotiations, YouTube says that those are still underway. “We’re still working to come to an agreement with Roku to ensure continued access to YouTube TV for our mutual customers. As of right now, existing YouTube TV members still have access to the app on Roku devices. We’re also in discussions with other partners to secure free streaming devices in case YouTube TV members face any access issues on Roku.”
The update to the YouTube app for Roku devices is being rolled out over the next few days, so keep an eye out for it.