YouTube TV will soon cost $72.99 a month

New York

The price of YouTube TV goes up once more — making a month-to-month subscription 114% dearer than when the service launched six years in the past.

Starting instantly for brand spanking new subscribers, the essential package deal, which has greater than 100 TV channels, will value $72.99 a month. That’s a rise of $8 from $64.99 per thirty days, which has been its value for greater than three years. Current subscribers will obtain the brand new value starting on April 18.

YouTube TV defined on Twitter that the value hike is as a result of “content material prices have risen” and it’s investing in its “high quality of service.” The Alphabet-owned service lately purchased the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket from DirecTV, which reportedly value $2 billion per 12 months, based on the Wall Avenue Journal.

“We’re dedicated to providing a premium means so that you can stream TV, however perceive this new value might not give you the results you want,” the platform stated in a tweet. “We do hope YouTube TV continues to be your service of alternative, however we need to provide the flexibility to cancel at any time.”

Cable networks are asking for extra money as they attempt to battle wire reducing, which has sparked value will increase amongst all main streaming TV packages. Dish-owned Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu plus Reside TV and DirecTV Stream all hiked their month-to-month costs in current months.

YouTube TV launched in 2017 at $35 per thirty days and it has elevated its value 4 occasions since then. The fee is beginning to rival conventional cable TV packages, however streaming providers have fewer charges, don’t require clunky {hardware} and are simpler to cancel.