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YouTube TV offers now more channels with a $10 price hike

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2019 2:53

YouTube TV offers now more channels with a $10 price hike Streaming services are killing the traditional TV industry slowly, although not as slowly as cable companies would like, and surely. Services like Sling TV and YouTube TV are gaining traction as people are cutting cables.
Customers are tired of three figure cable costs, and for a good reason. You can get very adequate channel selection from online TV for half the price, or less.

Now YouTube TV has decided to increase the price, though. The reason behind that is the recent addition of new channels. YouTube TV now costs $10 more but has eight new channels.

$49.99/mo now buys you Discover Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend, in addition to the 70+ other channels.

However, the new price gets awfully close to what cable companies offer you. In 2017, YouTube TV offered 50 channels for $35. Last year the price went up to $39.99 as they added more channels, and now the $10 price hike takes is one notch closer to no-thanks-land.

Spectrum for example offers a 120 channel lineup, including the likes of Discover Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and Animal Planet, for $44.99/mo. One thing YouTube TV, however, has going for it still is unlimited cloud DVR as well as YouTube Originals.

Recently YouTube announced that YouTube TV is now available across the United States.

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