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YouTube TV Increases Price by 30 Percentage and Adds more Channels

YouTube TV has increased the price of its live TV service to$ 64.99, a 30 percentage increase over its previous rate.

YouTube TV Increases Price by 30 Percent

The new price increase will now effect for new sign ups. Current subscribers will see the change reflected in their statements beginning July 30.

The increases are due to the rising costs of programming for the streaming TV service as the pay TV industry collapses amid a rise in cord cutting- a trend now accelerating at even faster pace due to corona virus outbreaks.

YouTube TV, now the most expensive cable replacement has over two million subscribers. Hulu+Live TV is the industry leader with 3.3 million subscribers having a price of $54.99.

“We don’t take these decisions lightly, and realize how hard this is for our members,” Google said about the price increase in a Tuesday blog.

YouTube TV said earlier this year that it would adding more of ViacomCBS brands to YouTube TV, including BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Paramount network. This brings YouTube TV’s base plan to over 85 channels.

Other channels that are a part of the same deal is BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons and TeenNick- are due to arrive at later date , the company noted.

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