YouTube TV Adds More Channels for More Money
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Google is adding new channels to YouTube TV. Unfortunately, new subscribers will be paying the price through higher subscription fees. Still, the new price really just brings YouTube TV in line with its competitors such as PlayStation Vue and Hulu with Live TV.

YouTube TV launched in March 2017 YouTube Launches YouTube TV for Cord Cutters YouTube Launches YouTube TV for Cord Cutters YouTube has announced the existence of YouTube TV, a new over-the-top TV service set to launch within the next few months. Read More , offering live TV across 40 networks, a limitless cloud DVR, and YouTube Red, all for $35/month. YouTube TV was initially only available in a select few places, but has now rolled out to cover 85 percent of U.S. households.

News, Sports, and Rick and Morty

Almost one year on from launch and YouTube TV is evolving. First things first, it’s getting new channels, including TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. Which means Rick and Morty, Impractical Jokers, and live news coverage.

It also brings live sports to the service, with basketball in the form of the NCAA March Madness and NBA games, baseball in the form of MLB postseason games, golf in the form of the PGA championship, and soccer in the form of the UEFA Champions League.

What’s more, NBA TV and the MLB Network will both be added to the YouTube TV base package soon. And for those who can’t get enough sports in their lives, both the NBA League Pass and MLB.TV will be available for an extra fee on top of the usual subscription charge.

The downside to all of this extra content is that someone has to pay for it. That someone being anyone who signs up to YouTube TV after March 13, 2018. Which is when the price will rise to $40/month. Existing subscribers before that cutoff will carry on paying $35/month for the foreseeable future.

A Solid Option for Cord Cutters

There really is no excuse not to cut the cord these days. Or at least shave the cord to cut away the excess If You Can't Cut the Cord, Try Cord Shaving Instead If You Can't Cut the Cord, Try Cord Shaving Instead If you've been paying attention, you know cord cutting is all the rage. But cord cutting isn't for everyone, so "cord shaving" is starting to gain traction. Read More . And YouTube TV, alongside its competitors such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now Sling TV vs. DirecTV Now vs. PlayStation Vue: How Do They Compare? Sling TV vs. DirecTV Now vs. PlayStation Vue: How Do They Compare? In this article, you’ll learn the differences between three major OTT internet television streaming services: Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue. Read More , represent solid options for cord cutters. Especially with this burst of new channels.

Do you subscribe to YouTube TV? If so, what made you choose YouTube TV over its competitors? If not, will these additional channels make you consider subscribing? Are you still paying for a cable TV subscription? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Tony Padgett
    February 20, 2018 at 4:42 am

    I really wish websites would stop reporting that YouTube Red is included with YouTube TV. This is FALSE. YouTube Red Originals is included but NOT YouTube Red where you can watch YouTube without commercials.

    From YouTube TV's FAQ:

    YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service with major broadcast and popular cable networks. YouTube Red gives you a premium music experience and uninterrupted YouTube—ad free, offline, and in the background.

    Both memberships give you access to YouTube Red Originals, but YouTube Red isn’t included in your YouTube TV membership. However, if you are a YouTube Red member, you can watch the YouTube content on YouTube TV without ads.

  2. Tony
    February 20, 2018 at 4:41 am

    I really wish websites would stop reporting that YouTube Red is included with YouTube TV. This is FALSE. YouTube Red Originals is included but NOT YouTube Red where you can watch YouTube without commercials.

    From YouTube TV's FAQ:

    YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service with major broadcast and popular cable networks. YouTube Red gives you a premium music experience and uninterrupted YouTube—ad free, offline, and in the background.

    Both memberships give you access to YouTube Red Originals, but YouTube Red isn’t included in your YouTube TV membership. However, if you are a YouTube Red member, you can watch the YouTube content on YouTube TV without ads.

  3. Ari Shrum
    February 19, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Bread and Circuses. Hundreds of channels and NOTHING worth watching, unless you are brain dead. Internet is free for intellectuals to peruse, learn, etc. The "once in a blue moon" movie can be purchased or rented and watched online. It's 2018, not 1984; buck the snowflake indoctrination, become informed, and get a life worth living "to the end".

  4. Vin
    February 18, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Just a legal heads up: You have breached the conditions of the CC license by not linking to the license that this photo was published under. See the Creative Commons website for more information, specifically:
    "Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.."