The live streaming service YouTube TV, which is owned by Google, is set to increase the monthly price to its service. Starting today, it will cost new customers $65 a month. Those who already have YouTube TV will not see the price change on their statements until on or after July 30.
The service has been making many changes this year, and the cost increase will reflect the improvements to the service, according to YouTube. “We don’t take these decisions lightly, and realize how hard this is for our members,” the company said in a blog post. “That said, this new price reflects the rising cost of content and we also believe it reflects the complete value of YouTube TV, from our breadth of content to the features that are changing how we watch live TV. YouTube TV is the only streaming service that includes a DVR with unlimited storage space, plus 6 accounts per household each with its own unique recommendations, and 3 concurrent streams. It’s all included in the base cost of YouTube TV, with no contract and no hidden fees.”
Earlier this year, YouTube announced it was adding more channels from the ViacomCBS family–GameSpot’s parent company. Today, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1 were added to the service. Later, BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons, and TeenNick will also be added.
New features have also arrived to the service including one that allows users to jump to different segments on certain news programs on the streaming service. There is also unlimited DVR, a new Dark Mode, and the option to mark a show as “watched.” Finally, the Live Guide got an overhall.
To learn more about the specifics of YouTube TV and all the live TV streaming services, check out GameSpot’s best streaming services breakdown.
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