Wire-cutters searching for their repair of conventional media are in for a bit sticker shock, as YouTube TV is about to get a bit pricer. Google introduced plans at present to boost the worth of the streaming service $8, making the price of its base plan soar from $65 to $73 a month, greater than double the $35 it went for when it launched in 2017.

Should you’re a brand new buyer you may get that new worth at present, whereas present clients will not see their payments go up till after April 18th. Should you at present have a paused YouTube TV account you may get charged the brand new quantity whenever you unpause your membership.


Whereas a worth improve is rarely nice information, Google introduced it is truly reducing the worth of its 4K Plus add-on from its present worth of $20 a month to $10 a month. Should you had been already a YouTubeTV subscriber that paid for the add-on, meaning you would possibly truly come out with a barely cheaper invoice going ahead.

Google says that the worth improve is as a result of rising value of content material for the platform.

That $73 price ticket will proceed to provide the similar issues at present supplied within the YouTube TV base tier: 100+ channels and a DVR with limitless storage. It is price noting that is additionally greater than double the 40 networks that had been out there when the service initially launched. You will additionally nonetheless be capable of have as much as 6 buddies or members of the family in your account, and as much as 3 completely different streams going on the similar time.

Should you do not wish to shell out the $73/month for YouTube TV’s base plan you do have some choices. YouTube TV affords the power to buy entry to particular person reveals and primetime channels by way of YouTube TV with out having a full YouTube TV subscription. Channels out there embody Showtime, Starz, NBA, AMC, and extra.

You even have some choices past simply YouTube TV on the subject of streaming. Hulu with Stay TV is at present a contact cheaper at $70/month, but when you end up utilizing VOD greater than you tune in dwell, you’ll be able to rating the Hulu & Disney+ bundle for simply $10/month. Sling’s primary plans begin at $40 a month, so there’s potential for financial savings there, as effectively, relying on what you watch.