YouTube TV jacks price from $40 to $50 for new and existing customers

“YouTube launched its competitor to cable TV two years ago, charging $35 a month, but it’s now over 40 percent more expensive,” Jon Brodkin writes for Ars Technica.

“Google raised the price of YouTube TV to $40 in March 2018, and yesterday announced it’s raising the price again, this time to $49.99,” Brodkin writes. “In both cases, the Google-owned streaming TV service paired the price hike with extra channels, but subscribers have to pay the new, higher price whether they want the new channels or not.”

“The new channels added to YouTube TV this week are Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend,” Brodkin writes. “Later this year, the service will add OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.”

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Paying ever-increasing rates for channels you don’t want? Sounds like cable/satellite, doesn’t it?

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  1. Should some enterprising soul ever to develop a la carte TV, I will be in the first wave of adopters. I’ve been paying for channels that never get watched for decades. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

    1. Back when you could still subscribe using a big satellite dish you could buy individual channels and also get the network feeds when they fed the prime time programs early in the day so local channels could record them to replay that evening, no commercials!

  2. It’s Pluto TV for me. It’s free so it essentially has to come with ads, but the ads come in at breaks like it usually does on broadcast TV. Pluto TV actually has movies and tv shows worth watching, so I’m still sticking with them.

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