YouTube TV Tops 6.5 Million Subscribers as Google’s Fastest-Growing Service Ever





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YouTube TV has reportedly continued to be Google’s fastest-growing service, crossing 6.5 million subscribers. YouTube TV is pulling away from other live TV services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and Fubo.

Here is a breakout of the most popular live TV streaming services based on subscriber numbers:

  1. YouTube TV: 6.5 million subscribers*
  2. Hulu + Live TV: 4.6 million subscribers
  3. Sling TV: 2.12 million subscribers
  4. Fubo: 1.477 million subscribers

*Numbers are estimated.

These four streaming services add up to 14.697 million subscribers according to the Leichtman Research Group

There are two big notes regarding these numbers. First, DIRECTV STREAM no longer reports numbers. Combined, satellite and streaming numbers for DIRECTV are 11.85 million subscribers according to the estimate from the Leichtman Research Group. This means 24 million Americans canceled cable TV or satellite and did not replace it with a live TV streaming service.

According to 9to5Google YouTube TV is Google’s fastest-growing service ever adding 6.5 million paying customers since launching in 2017.

Cable TV has lost 33 million subscribers since its peak. Satellite TV companies have lost 9 million American subscribers. Since the peak of both services, combined they have 42 million subscribers, which is far more than the almost 18 million subscribers that have reportedly switched to a live TV streaming service.

More cord cutters are moving to on-demand-only services compared to live TV services like YouTube TV.

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