HBO Max lives a special moment with ‘The Last of Us’; Netflix to date defends itself with ‘Merlina’ and now it seems that YouTube wants to join the streaming battle with a new and free project.

Everything looks like we will have a great year on platforms streaming. Right now HBO Max premiered The Last of Us with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in front; although Netflix’s Merlina continues to be a recurring theme on social media, and don’t forget that The Mandalorian season 3 will arrive in March from a galaxy far, far away. Now YouTube is preparing its streaming platform with free channels in order to get a slice of this coveted cake.

A report of Wall Street Journal revealed that YouTube has begun its first tests with a small group of users, this while Google seeks to close deals with multiple television networks to be part of this project, Its purpose is to integrate with advertisements, but with a greater offer of entertainment.

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Right now ‘Last of Us’ is the most popular streaming series

When will YouTube’s free streaming platform arrive?

As it is a project still in the testing phase, there is no set date for its launch, however, the reports assure that it could arrive at the end of this year in the United States.

So far it is not clear if the Google platform has plans to rapidly expand territories and reach Mexico and all of Latin America, so we will have to wait for the conclusion of the tests with users. What yes, is that it is an answer to look for compete in the market for streaming movies and series that enjoy enormous popularity as The Bear, The patient, Only Murders in the Building (available in star plus) Y Abbott Elementary.

This is not the first YouTube project related to television channels. In the United States you can find YouTube TV for $64.99 per month for more than 100 channels from multiple companies like Nickelodeon, TNT, FOX or TNT. Something similar happened with Primetime Channels last November, where Paramount+, Starz, Showtime and AMC+ are offered. If it had an attractive price, would you hire the YouTube streaming platform?

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