YouTube TV adds more channels and markets but gets a price bump

Google announced today that its YouTube TV service is expanding to more cities, as well as adding a list of new channels to its lineup.

The new crop includes TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. What’s more, sports lovers will be thrilled to hear that NBA TV and the MLB Network will join YouTube TV’s base package. The ability to subscribe to NBA League Pass, for watching out of market live games, and MLB.TV will also be available in the coming months for an extra fee.

Furthermore, YouTube TV is branching out to all top 100 US markets including Lexington, Dayton, Honolulu, El Paso, Richmond, Syracuse, Springfield, Columbia, Harlingen, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and more. With the latest expansion, Google is bringing the service to over 85% of US households. You can click here to see whether the service is available in your area.

YouTube TV is getting more expensive come March 13

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news. Google will also be increasing the subscription price from $35 to $40/month starting March 13. However, those of you who have already signed-up with YouTube TV will continue to pay the original sum. So you still have a few weeks to subscribe and be allowed to keep the $35/month rate. But you should you spend your money on YouTube TV? It’s up to you, really.

But we’re taking the opportunity to remind you that the service boasts more than 50 channels including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, AMC and FX and local sports networks from Fox Sports and NBC Sports. It also comes with unlimited cloud DVR, new big-screen apps for Roku and Apple TV to easily stream content on your TV and the option to add six users on a shared account.

Of course, the competition is pretty fierce in the streaming TV space – DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV, and Sling TV are all aiming to enter your graces. But Google thinks it can make YouTube TV standout by offering a great channel selection and great features, but also quality and stable signal.

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