Google has been in discussions with entertainment companies to offer a storefront for its streaming video services, but the plans have been delayed several times. The company has since resumed discussions, and it’s unclear when the store will open, though. It’s unclear when it will be ready to launch, though the new platform is being called a “channel store” internally. If it goes through with the project, however, it could launch this fall.
The service would initially be limited to the US, but it’s unclear when it would roll out globally. YouTube is also discussing the possibility of splitting subscription revenue with streaming partners, although the terms will likely vary. This move would provide an easy way for consumers to manage their subscriptions and choose a bundle that fits their needs. In addition, making streaming video services more accessible might help the company survive a challenging year.