Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive

Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive
YouTube TV is a relatively new service that's been launched in some regions in the the United States. We've been reporting about YouTube TV since its launch and the service is now available in more than 40 markets in the US.

In order to benefit from YouTube TV, customers must pay a $35 monthly fee. Then, they will get access to live TV from major broadcast networks, popular cable networks, as well as premium networks. On top of that, the service enables subscribers to watch various shows from YouTube creators and YouTube Red Originals.

To make it easier for subscribers to watch their favorite shows whenever they wish, YouTube TV service includes DVR without storage space limits. All that for just $35 per month.

Unfortunately, Google has just confirmed that the YouTube TV service will cost $40/month after March 13. The good news is current members and customers who subscribe before March 13 won't have to pay the increased monthly fee.

One of the reasons could be the fact that Google will add a number of new channels from Turner to its YouTube TV service, such as TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies. In addition, subscribers will also get access to NBA TV and the MLB Networks.

Keep in mind that if you sign up to YouTube TV via iTunes, the service will cost $39.99 + tax/month, so avoid it if you can.

source: YouTube TV via Phandroid

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9 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3833; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You get YouTube Red(no YT ads!) and unlimited Google Play Music downloads, so it's not a total loss.

2. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree, and It sounds promising. Now they just need to bring it to more markets. The cable companies sure aren't going to like it!

3. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Are you sure? Where does it state that? You're stating YouTube TV include YouTube Red, and Google Play Music?

4. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

According to this article, you'll at least get the YouTube Red show/movie content but not the ad-free experience.https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/news/youtube/140433-what-is-youtube-tv-which-channels-does-it-offer-and-how-does-it-work An nothing mentioned about Google Play Music So maybe it's not so lucrative after all, but still sounds promising to me.

5. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

a&e, history, discovery, science, and destination america, hgtv, diy, fiy, and chiiler is missing...no go for me

6. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Sounds like you need cable razz

7. ShadowHammer

Posts: 212; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

Until cable/satellite/online provide A la carte plans, I'm not very interested. Even then, my entertainment comes from many sources, so paying a lot per month for just tv is kind of a meh proposition for me. It's nice to have options, though.

9. Blazers

Posts: 767; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I agree. And no, sling tv isn't true ala carte.

8. michaelny2001

Posts: 348; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i don't know abou this... if yo umake a 2 year deal with either or company, you can get a better deal IMO than this. You still need internet to watch so...40 for the TV and 40 for the Internet it comes out about the same, except that on the cable company you get many more chanels. More sports channels, etc. $15-20 bucks tops for 40-50 channles is acceptable but there woul dbe no money that.

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