The hot trend in wireless in recent years has been to try to imitate the cable industry bundles by combining wireless service with some form of television service. AT & T has been struggling to make it successful with its DirecTV NOW offering, while T-Mobile is slowly working its way into the situation through Layer3 TV. Sprint also has a partnership with Hulu.
Verizon, on the other hand, tried his own go90 service which was such a huge failure. I’m not sure I can even describe to you how big a disaster it was. Verizon spent years hyping up his video streaming service, just to deliver one of the biggest busts in video streaming history. They invested millions in it, told investors that it would be a huge hit, and then definitely failed at Fyre Festival-like levels. Go90 died after a few years of nobody using it.
But since Verizon needs a TV offer to sell to customers, they today announced that YouTube TV will be that service. At some point in the near future, you can sign up for YouTube TV like Verizon Wireless, FiOS or 5G Home Customer. We’re not sure exactly how it should work, but it’s an official partnership.
The big news here is that Google and Verizon hinted at potential offers or promotions along the way, say in a press release that they will “offer unique high-performance YouTube TV campaigns to clients across platforms.” the free 3 month subscriptions that early 5G home subscribers have or something similar.
We will notify you when we learn more.