The so-called Internet skinny bundles are no longer skinny – and they are no longer a real bargain compared to traditional theatrical cable or satellite TV.
YouTube has announced that the price of YouTube TV has risen to 4.99 per month. This is a 30% increase from the previous 50 monthly fee, and YouTube TV last increased the price a year ago.
Higher prices are effective for new members on Tuesday (June 30). Existing customers will see higher fees reflected in the next billing cycle on or after July 30, according to YouTube.
Prices are rising as YouTube TV launches eight ViacompCBS channels today: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1. Also, BET Rate, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., Nectuns, and Tinnick are also set to hit YouTube TV next time.
“We do not take these decisions lightly, and we understand how difficult it is for our members. That said, this new price reflects the rising cost of content and we also believe that it reflects the full value of our YouTube TV in terms of how we watch live TV, ”said Christian Ostlin, VP of Product Management at YouTube TV. Said in a blog post with the announcement.
Google first launched YouTube TV in 2017, for চ 35 per month for 40 channels. As of the end of March 2020, YouTube TV had an estimated 2.3 million subscribers – one of the only pay-TV services in the United States to register any growth in the first quarter of the year.
YouTube is not alone among the top players in raising TV prices. Hulu + Live TV is now priced at 54.99 last December (after price hikes) and Dish Network’s Sling TV starts at 20%. Meanwhile, Fubutivi’s base package is ড 54.99 per month, but ESPN and other Disney-owned networks For after the company has made an agreement it can proceed.
YouTube TV now serves more than 85 channels, including local TV stations in almost all US markets. It provides a DVR with unlimited storage space, six accounts per family and three parallel streams.
As the price changes, Austlin added, “We understand that some of you may suspend or cancel your subscription.” He instructed YouTube TV subscribers at this link to pause or cancel the service.
YouTube has consistently added new features like “Dark Mode” that tones the flick with a dark background and the ability to select “Mark as” on desktop and mobile devices for any TV show you’ve already watched. The service has a newly designed live guide on the desktop to showcase existing programming and scroll forward seven days.
Also, YouTube TV has just introduced a new feature that allows viewers to “jump into different categories of selected news programs on YouTube TV,” according to Ostlin. In some new programs, you’ll be able to jump to specific news clips in a recording (like watching YouTube TV’s “Original Drama” for sports) view.