It looks like Google [GOOG] are looking to compete with Apple’s iTunes service, and offer a YouTube pay per episode TV service, where users will be able to stream content direct to their PC or HTPC.
Currently iTunes users can download TV shows and keep them on their PC or Mac to watch whenever they want, Google wants to charge users to watch a streamed episode of a TV series, so we are not sure how well it would do unless the pricing is a fair bit lower than iTunes.
It will be interesting to see exactly how Google’s YouTube TV service works, and whether users will be able to actually download the episodes to watch whenever they want.
If Google are smart and price the service correctly they could end up being serious competition for iTunes, as YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world so they already have a massive audience to sell the service to.
via Slippery Brick