BREAKING NEWS: YouTube TV Adds Discovery Channels, But Increases Price to $10 a Month
Starting today, YouTube TV customers will now get Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend, in addition to OWN later this year. Customers can also now add movie channel EPIX for $6 a month.
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Unfortunately, as part of the announcement YouTube TV has increased the price of their service from $40 to $50 (or $55 through the App Store). This new price takes effect today, April 10, for new members. Existing subscribers — including those currently on the $35 a month launch plan — will see these changes reflected in their subsequent billing cycle after May 13.
Last March, YouTube TV increased their pricing from $35 to $40 a month, but grandfathered existing users at their current price. A few months later, Sling TV raised the price of their Sling Orange plan from $20 to $25, while PlayStation Vue increased all plans by $5 a month — starting at $45.
In February, after adding networks from Discovery, Hulu Live TV increased the price of their service from $40 to $45. Soon after, DIRECTV NOW discontinued their existing plans — launching 2 new plans starting at $50 a month (up from $40), without channels from A&E, AMC, and Discovery. Last month, fuboTV, after adding Viacom channels, raised the price of their service from $45 to $55 a month.
After the latest price hikes, Sling TV remains the only true skinny bundle at $25 a month. The service is currently offering both their Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans for just $15 a month (for your first three months), or both packages for just $25.