Blog entry by Alessia Martine
YouTube TV subscribers will need to pay $64.99 every month as YouTube has increased the subscription price again. Is YouTube TV services worth it?
YouTube has increased subscription prices once again for YouTube TV. Now, it will cost $64. 99 every month to the subscribers of YouTube TV if they want to enjoy their favorite content. Initially, when Youtube was launched, it was only a platform where people post their videos. With time, it became a lucrative hub for advertisements and content creators. On the contrary, YouTube TV was launched in the year 2017 with a monthly subscription of $35.
Since its launch, YouTube has been raising the subscription prices of YouTube TV steadily. Last year, the subscription prices rose to $50 every month. While increasing its subscription prices at that time, YouTube TV cited the reason that it is offering many more channels than before. This time also YouTube TV is citing the same reason responsible for raising the subscription price. However, Youtube TV is expanding its channel lineup even further after including channels like Food Network, Discovery Network, and PBS.
According to the official blog of Youtube, the streaming service has added many new channels such as Comedy Central, BET, MTV, CMT, TV Land, Paramount Network, and VH1. Further, YouTube says not all the newly added channels are coming at the platform, and it will add some more channels later. However, the subscribers will need to pay $64.99 every month to access even the traditional channels. The price rise is going to affect both existing and new subscribers as the changes will take place. However, the existing subscribers will encounter a rise in subscription price when they turn up to pay from next month.
YouTube TV: Better Features are Coming
YouTube has added many new features and channels to YouTube TV recently. These new features include the introduction of dark mode, sorting out watched stories, and accessing news stories more quickly. Moreover, the subscribers will be able seven days before whatever is coming up along with getting enhanced control over recorded programs. The most significant among all these features is the ability to view the key plays in the news cycle conveniently. This will help the subscribers to sort out the important one and skip the similar one news. While looking at the new features and channels, the price rise was quite inevitable. However, the subscription price of &64.99 for YouTube TV is somewhat quite expensive.
According to the official blog of YouTube, it has been claimed that YouTube TV offers three concurrent streams and unlimited storage space with DVR along with six accounts to each household. Also, it has been claimed that the streaming service is only the platform to offer such a wide range of facilities. However, arguments in a home to watch the show does not mean that they are forced to pay $65 every month. Since the changes in subscription price is going to take place immediately and so the users will need to decide quickly over its worth. When people are staying at home due to lockdown conditions dependent on several entertainment services to spend their time, they will find it very exciting to get excess of these additional features and channels.