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PSA: YouTube TV is getting more expensive

by Brandon Russell | March 12, 2018March 12, 2018 12:00 pm PST

If you’re looking for an affordable way to cut the cord, YouTube TV’s $35 a month fee is a good place to start. But you have to act fast, because the streaming service is getting a price increase to $40 per month starting Tuesday.

Since its launch, YouTube TV has remained among the most competitive options because of its affordable price and unlimited DVR. The price hike was first detailed in an announcement last month, when YouTube also revealed the service would introduce several new channels, including TBS and Cartoon Network.

The higher price isn’t all that drastic—an extra $60 over the course of a year, and you can cancel anytime. But it gives YouTube TV one less thing to boast about, possibly cutting into its competitive edge.

If you’ve already subscribed to YouTube TV at the $35 rate, that’s the price you’ll continue to pay. But if you decide to subscribe tomorrow, you’ll have to pay $40. In other words, act fast if you want to save some money.

Check out our guide for a more thorough comparison of the different streaming services. Although YouTube TV’s price is going up, the service’s unlimited DVR is still very enticing.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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