Google is killing Fiber…TV. That’s the “cable” portion of Google Fiber. Which, truthfully, was doubtless not all that standard. Since most Fiber clients have been doubtless millennials and have been streaming TV already. However the service is certainly going away. And Google will likely be offering all Fiber TV clients with a free Chromecast with Google TV.
Google revealed a blog post about this on Tuesday, stating that conventional TV is “costly and outdated”. So it’s making the change to streaming as a substitute. It’s a little bit shocking that Google didn’t embrace a free month of YouTube TV with the Chromecast with Google TV. However providing the Chromecast implies that clients can check out YouTube TV, Fubo TV, Hulu + Dwell TV and some different choices which are on the market too.
Together with the Chromecast, Google can also be offering free Google WiFi to interchange their previous router and Fiber TV field.
Google is touting how less expensive streaming companies are
To justify this modification, Google is displaying how less expensive streaming companies are, in comparison with Fiber TV. At present, Fiber TV prices $105 monthly, which is definitely fairly costly, even for cable. However it additionally exhibits that dwell streaming companies begin at simply $25 monthly. With extra sturdy choices beginning at $65. That features companies like Hulu + Dwell TV and YouTube TV. Whereas Sling TV and Philo are cheaper. And there’s no gear crucial both.
Google Fiber’s director of Product Technique, Liz Hsu has said that this transition is already underway. These which are in Nashville, Huntsville, Salt Lake Metropolis and Provo have already been upgraded. Whereas these in Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte and Irvine will likely be transitioning in September.
Lastly Austin and Atlanta will transition in November, whereas these in Kansas Metropolis don’t have a transition date but. Google additionally notes that Fiber TV clients will obtain a 90-day discover earlier than the change truly occurs.