YouTube TV jumps to $50 a month but adds 8 Discovery channels
Yeah, I’ll pass, thanks.
Announced today, the Google-owned service will now run you $50 a month, up from the previous $40 a month price tag. If you have YouTube TV through Apple, the new price is $55. With that price tag, you get access to over 70 live TV networks, with 10 of those being part of this announcement.
New channels coming to YouTube TV
While a price hike is never fun, at least YouTube TV is adding more value to the service with the addition of eight different Discovery network channels. These channels include “Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend.”
In addition to the Discovery network being added, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will also be added to the service later in the year.
It should be noted that YouTube TV is its own, standalone thing. You’ll not get any other YouTube benefits by subscribing to the service, which is a bit of a letdown for the price. What you do get, however, is six accounts per household, unlimited cloud-based DVR storage, and the ability to watch three concurrent streams.
While that is nice, Curtis Silver sums it up nicely, stating, “[W]ith dozens upon dozens of streaming entertainment services available, how can we choose without incurring costs that are much greater than what we were paying for cable?”
That’s a damn good question, Curtis.
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