Peloton named YouTube TV an official Entertainment Hub partner, meaning fitness fans can stream their favorite films, series, and live sports from their Peloton workout machines.
The partnership means Peloton members can watch YouTube TV on their Peloton Bike+, Tread+, or Row+ machines from the Entertainment Hub. Through YouTube TV, fitness gurus can stream live and on-demand content from over 100 channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, AMC, HGTV, and TNT.
Members will need to connect their YouTube TV account to their Peloton equipment.
“Our partnership with YouTube TV is a continuation of our commitment to fitness anytime, anywhere,” said Gwen Bethel Riley, senior vice president of music and content partnerships at Peloton. “We are empowering our members to lean into what they love, like catching up on their favorite show or rooting for their home team, to help inspire them on their fitness journey.”
Watching TV while working out can help unmotivated exercisers get into the habit of exercising regularly and avoid boredom burnout, according to a study by NCBI. Having a distraction can help workouts last longer and is certainly better than the couch potato life. However, for those serious about increasing their fitness, television could serve as a distraction that prevents them from pushing themselves or even result in injury.
Peloton has been expanding what customers can watch on their equipment. The company has signed to include the NBA’s premium subscription service, NBA League Pass, which lets Peltonians watch live and on-demand streaming of NBA and WNBA games through the Entertainment Hub.
A Peloton membership costs $24 a month for the Guide Membership or $44 for All-Access after a 60-day free trial. Customers can rent a Peloton Bike for $89 a month, which includes the Bike+. YouTube TV costs $72.99 a month after a 20-minute free preview.