YouTube TV pushes back launches for Apple TV, Roku apps to 2018

YouTube TV was originally slated to launch on Apple TV and Roku before the end of 2017. (YouTube)

YouTube TV users will have to wait a little while longer for the full YouTube TV app experience on Apple TV and Roku, as those launches have been delayed until 2018.

According to CNET, YouTube had originally planned to offer its YouTube TV app on those devices before the end of this year but plans changed. Around the same time next year, YouTube TV plans to put out an app for older smart TV like Samsung models from 2014 and 2015, as well as Sony models that still use Linux.

The device plans for YouTube TV could soon include Amazon Fire TV. The Verge last week reported that Google and Amazon are in productive discussions about bringing the app to Amazon’s platform.


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RELATED: YouTube TV expands to 34 more markets

Amazon and Google have long held animosity toward each other. Recently, Google pulled its YouTube app from both Amazon’s Echo Show and its Fire TV devices. But Amazon’s recent move to bring the Google Chromecast back to its store, years after pulling it out of fear of confusion with Amazon Fire TV devices, may signal that the relationship between the two companies is on the mend.

While YouTube TV shores up the holes in its device compatibility list, the company has been busy building up its list of available markets. Last week the service added 34 more markets, bringing its total to 84. Some of the news markets include New Orleans; Albany and Buffalo, New York; Des Moines, Iowa; Flint and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Knoxville, Tennessee; Omaha, Nebraska; and Tucson, Arizona.

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