If you’re a YouTube TV subscriber, don’t be surprised if you get a bigger bill next month. In its latest blog post, the world’s biggest video-sharing platform announced that it would be increasing its live-TV service to $64.99. That’s a $15 increase from its previous, $49.99 price.
The reason for the hike? More content. “We don’t take these decisions lightly, and realize how hard this is for our members,” the company explained. “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.”
Two of YouTube TV’s biggest competitors, Hulu Live and Sling TV, cost $54.99-$60.99 and $30-$45 a month, respectively. There’s also Philo, which manages to provide a lineup of channels for only $20 per month.