The cost of YouTube TV per month is rising.
An email sent to subscribers on Thursday announced that the streaming service’s monthly fee would increase from $64.99 to $72.99. The price increase is the first in over three years.
The letter states, “We are adjusting our price to keep offering you the best possible service since content prices have increased and we continue to invest in the quality of our service. We hope YouTube TV remains your preferred service, but we also recognise that some subscribers might wish to stop using it.
According to a statement from YouTube TV, the new fee will take effect for new subscribers starting on Thursday and for current members starting on or after April 18.
Two days before to the price increase announcement, YouTube TV stated that it would start experimenting with a multiview feature that would let customers watch up to four pre-selected games simultaneously.
What is the cost of YouTube TV in relation to cable and other streaming options?
At $72.99, YouTube TV provides live TV from more than 100 channels. Up to three concurrent streams are included in the plan, along with unlimited DVR storage.
The select plan from Spectrum TV has more than 125 channels and has a promotional price of $59.99 per month for a year.
Taxes, fees, and surcharges—including a broadcast cost of up to $22.20 per month—are additional and are subject to adjustment both during and after the promotional period, according to the fine print.
Cox’s TV beginning plan, which starts at $50 per month plus fees and taxes, includes broadcast networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.
Starting at $69.99 a month are Hulu with ads, more than 75 live TV channels, Disney + with ads, and ESPN+ with ads.
Starting at $82.99 a month, Hulu with no ads and live TV, Disney+ without ads, and ESPN+ with ads are all options.