YouTube TV announced that it will start offering eight Viacom CBS channels, raising its monthly fee from $50 to $64.99,media reported. It is reported that these channels are now available, beT, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1.
The new price will take effect today (June 31 local time) and users will see it in the next billing cycle (July 30 or after).
The $15 price increase marks the latest increase in YouTube TV, which was just $35 a month when it first launched. In early 2018, the cost of the service was raised to $40 per month for the first time with the addition of Turner TV networks, including TBS, TNT, CNN, Adult Swim, Network, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. In 2019, YouTube TV added discovery’s online lineup, and fees have been raised again to $50 a month. Now, with the aforementioned Viacom CBS channel, its price is the biggest adjustment, at $64.99 a month.
According to the new channel’s initial announcement, YouTube TV will also receive BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., Nick Toons, Teen Nick and MTV Classic in the future, but they are not available in today’s release.
By comparison, Hulu’s Live TV package costs just $54.99 (the price is high hulu’s content library, but doesn’t have unlimited DVR storage from YouTube TV), while the starting price is $55 per month for at-t-TV, and the full package costs $45 a month for Sling TV. While there may be some concern sour in the fact that YouTube TV is close to the cost of an actual TV network, Google’s service has some advantages, such as easy access from any connected device, a lower threshold when it comes to additional hardware, and a better UI than almost any cable set-top box.