YouTube launches Primetime Channels — a single hub for many streaming services
YouTube has announced a new Primetime Channels feature that will allow you to watch movies and TV shows from third-party streaming services.
YouTube has announced a new Primetime Channels feature that will allow you to watch movies and TV shows from third-party streaming services. Partnership agreements have already been signed with Paramount +, Showtime and 30 other services.
These are not YouTube's first steps towards paid subscription services. YouTube Premium (a paid subscription with additional features) and YouTube TV (a TV streaming service) are already available on the platform.
To potentially bring even more viewers to the platform, Google is launching Primetime Channels, a hub for other TV services like Paramount+ and Showtime. Thus, users will have a single store for all streaming services.
The following streaming services are offered as part of the initial launch of Primetime Channels:
- Acorn TV
- Here TV
- Comedy Dynamics
- Up Faith & Family
- Hallmark Movies Now
- All BLK
- Dove Channel
- Law & Crime
- Outside TV+
- Atres Player
- Magnolia Selects
- The Great Courses
As you can see, there is no support for the popular Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+ and HBO Max services, unfortunately. Perhaps they will appear later.
The Primetime Channels feature is currently only available in the US. Support for other countries will come soon.