YouTube competes not only with cable and satellite, but other streaming providers too. Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV all lead YouTube TV in subscriber counts with 2 million, 1 million, and 450K subscribers, respectively. That doesn’t mean YouTube is in a bad spot, though. The service is still rolling out to new markets, and overall, attitudes have changed about letting go of cable. People are far less likely to keep their cable subscriptions, especially now that subscription services offer live sports streaming. YouTube TV, for example, offers local affiliate channels which routinely air NFL and College Football, and ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox Sports, and FS1.
Perhaps another reason why streaming services like YouTube TV have so many subscribers is because there’s no fear of being locked into a contract. Getting rid of a cable or satellite contract can be a huge hassle, but you can usually cancel online streaming services with just a few clicks. If you see a service that offers more channels or a lower price, you can quickly get rid of your service and sign up for another.
As YouTube TV becomes available in more areas, its subscriber count is bound to grow. Have you used YouTube TV? Let us know in the comments. Read More Here