YouTube TV elevates prices after adding Viacom channels

YouTube TV is increasing its monthly rate from $50 to $65 as well as including 8 Viacom channels consisting of Funny Central, Nickelodeon, BET and also MTV.

This brand-new cost works today for new members. Existing clients will certainly see these changes mirrored in their subsequent invoicing cycle on or after July 30.

“We do not take these decisions lightly, as well as recognize exactly how tough this is for our participants. That claimed, this new price reflects the rising price of content and we likewise think it shows the full value of YouTube TV, from our breadth of web content to the attributes that are altering just how we enjoy real-time TV,” the company wrote in a post.

In April 2019, YouTube TV elevated its cost from $40/month to $50/month.

YouTube TV today is also adding CMT, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1. The company stated it will certainly include BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons, and TeenNick at a later date.

YouTube TV additionally highlighted some new functions it’s servicing for its solution. The company stated it had actually been checking a new feature that permits individuals to leap to different segments within pick information programs as well as has actually simply introduced the function for all users.

YouTube TV additionally stated it just recently introduced a dark style to both desktop and mobile devices to assist soften screen glare and also watch YouTube TV with a dark history. The solution also introduced a choice to select “Mark as Watched” on desktop computer and also smart phones for any type of TV program customers have actually currently seen and also updated the Live Guide on desktop computer so individuals can see what gets on now and additionally scroll in advance 7 days into the future.

While it’s unclear what if any effect the new price rises will certainly carry YouTube TV’s customer overalls, the service has currently turned into among the biggest virtual MVPDs in the U.S. During Google’s fourth-quarter profits phone call, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai claimed YouTube TV currently has more than 2 million paid customers.

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