The YouTube TV app is returning to Roku devices. The streaming device maker signed a multi-year dear with the service’s parent company Alphabet on Wednesday.
Deak Brings YouTube TV Back to Roku
The app was removed back in April. There was a dispute over how search results were displayed on Roku’s platform. The main, free, YouTube app remained available to users throughout this time.
Commenting on the new deal, a Roku spokesperson told The Mac Observer:
Roku and Google have agreed to a multi-year extension for Youtube and Youtube TV. This agreement represents a positive development for our shared customers, making YouTube and Youtube TV available for all streamers on the Roku platform.
YouTube TV allows users to stream a number of live-TV channels for a monthly fee of US$64.99. (At the time of this writing, there is a limited time offer to get your first month for US$14.99 available.)
The Wall Street Journal reported that Roku shares rose as much as 20% on Wednesday after the deal became public.