Google Fiber will end its TV service for new customers, but the company “will continue selling broadband,” while encouraging customers to sign up for streaming services, including Google’s YouTube TV, reports Ars Technica.
It is also promoting its alliance with fuboTV.
Customers can sign up for fuboTV when they get Google Fiber. The sports streamer offers more than 35,000 live sporting events each year. (The streamer also announced a new partnership with Viasat that gives customers access to live TV while flying.)
In an announcement yesterday, Google Fiber stated: “As a gigabit Internet company — we’re also ready to challenge the status quo, to finally come right out and say it: Customers today just don’t need traditional TV. The best TV is already online. And we want to help you watch it, in the ways that work best for your budget and your own viewing preferences.”
Existing customers subscribed to Google Fiber TV can continue their service. New customers can buy Google Fiber broadband alone or bundled with YouTubeTV.
Google Fiber charges $70-per-month gigabit broadband with unlimited data for video streaming, downloads and everything else.