YouTube TV Now Supports Roku and Android Streaming Devices With Live Surround Sound

    YouTube TV Now Supports Roku and Android Streaming

    Users of Apple TV, Fire TV, and game consoles will have to wait a bit longer for the live TV streaming service to include 5.1-channel sound.

    YouTube TV, Google’s live TV streaming service, is getting 5.1 surround sound this week on Android TV, Google TV, and Roku, according to Google.

    In a series of tweets this afternoon, the firm announced the news, saying: “We know you’ve been looking forward to it, and it’s now here. This week, 5.1 Audio will be available on Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices.”

    Chromecast and Roku devices join Samsung, LG, and Vizio TVs in delivering 5.1 on live broadcasts, although you may have to wait if you’re using another device.

    “We’re still working on enabling 5.1 on Apple TV, Fire TV, and gaming consoles internally and with partners, and we’ll update you here once they’re available,” Google tweeted. The entire list of supported devices is available here.

    When it first announced its $20-per-month 4K add-on in June of last year, the firm indicated the upgrade would be available “within weeks.”

    The majority of YouTube TV’s rivals only provide stereo sound for live TV, but 5.1 sound on demand material.