Roku, Google strike deal to keep YouTube on Rokus, restore YouTube TV

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Roku and Google’s YouTube have reached a multiyear distribution deal for Roku to offer both the main YouTube app and Google’s app for its live-channel streaming service, YouTube TV, Roku said Wednesday. The agreement comes a day before Google’s deadline to either reach a deal or it would cut off the main YouTube app from new Roku devices. Wednesday’s new pact also means that the YouTube TV app will be restored to Roku’s channel store within hours; Roku had removed the dedicated YouTube TV app from its channel store for any new users who wanted to download …