YouTube TV Now Offering Select Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks Games in 4K on NBC Sports Chicago
YouTube TV fans can now get a sharper look at the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. The live TV streaming service is offering NBA and NHL games in 4K through NBC Sports Chicago. To access the content, you’ll need a YouTube TV subscription, their 4K Plus add-on, and be located in the Chicago market.
The 4K add-on is normally $19.99, but users can currently get a 30-day free trial. The first 12 months of the add-on is $9.99/month before the full price kicks in after one year.
While not all games will be available in 4K, but the next game available will the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, March 6. NBC Sports Chicago is also carried in 4K by DIRECTV (but not DIRECTV STREAM).
While YouTube TV has one of the deepest 4K offerings available — including select games on ESPN and NBA TV — there just isn’t that much 4K content available period. fuboTV carries 4K telecasts of Premier League and from Fox Sports as part of their base plan, but YouTube TV charges a significant premium for the privilege.
If you don’t want to pay up for the YouTube TV 4K Plus Add-On, you can watch some 4K content in the Fox Sports App, using your TV Everywhere credentials. Right now, available 4K content for YouTube TV include ESPN, Fox, FX, National Geographic og NBA TV, and for some NBC Sports Chicago.
YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service with more than 60 channels for $72.99/month. This plan includes local channels, 32 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs) in select markets.
With the recent addition of Viacom channels (BET, MTV, Comedy Central, etc.) to the service, they are only without Hallmark and A+E Networks (Lifetime, History, A&E).
They recently added NFL Network and new Sports Plus add-on which include channels like NFL RedZone for $11 a month.
YouTube TV offers select 4K content, including some live sports and on-demand shows, as part of their 4K Plus add-on. The 4K Plus add-on is $9.99 a month and also includes offline downloads and unlimited streams on your home network.
If you want a cheaper service with many of the entertainment channels on YouTube TV, you can subscribe to Philo which includes A+E, Discovery, Viacom, Hallmark, and other channels for just $20 a month after a 7-Day Free Trial.