Cord cutting used to be a difficult prospect as finding new channels of good content was a chore. Now, there are more streaming services than ever before including YouTube TV. When YouTube TV first hit the market, early adopters were able to get in to the service for US$34.99 a month.
The service provided local network stations as well as a handful of well liked cable offerings and sports channels. It wasn’t long until YouTube decided it was time for a price hike and increased the price for new subscribers to US$39.99. The early adopters were allowed to continue on with their US$34.99 price point.
Now, YouTube is adding nine new channels to the service but it is going to cost everyone this time. The new price, effective immediately for new subscribers and effective after May 13th for current subscribers, is US$49.99. That’s a pretty significant jump and may drive users to question cord cutting in the first place. Not to mention that users subscribing through Apple’s services will be charged US$54.99, the old Apple Tax.
We’ve been listening when you asked for the Discovery network brands. Today, we are excited to announce that we’re bringing eight of your favorite channels to YouTube TV: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. We’ll also be adding OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network later this year. In addition, EPIX is now available for an additional charge.YouTube
YouTube TV competes with other networks like Sling TV, Hulu, and Philo. But like cable, cord cutting problem is becoming, finding the content you love all in one place. Users are now being forced to choose between streaming service but one service may only have one or two shows they like.
This means if users like a few shows on Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV, CBS All Access, and the upcoming Disney TV. Well, they’ll have to pay for each service, which starts to get pricey. Cord cutting was a way to escape the crazy prices cable providers were charging but it seems we may have streamed ourselves into a corner.
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