It’s been a day since we learned YouTube TV is jacking up the price for its service, all the way from $40/month to $50/month. And for grandfathered users, who were sitting comfy at a $35/month price, they will also soon be paying the same $50/month as everyone else.
In exchange for this price bump, YouTube TV added new channels to its lineup, all from Discovery Inc. Now included are channels like HGTV, Food Network, as well as TLC. The inclusion of these channels brings the total number of channels on the service to 70+.
We’ve already seen a bit of feedback on the initial announcement post, everything ranging from those who are happy about the inclusion of those new channels, to those who aren’t happy with the price bump and plan to cancel their service.
As a grandfathered user, I’m not happy about a sudden increase of $15/month. However, I recently added Hulu to my list of ongoing subscriptions because I specifically wanted HGTV and I wanted to watch Handmaid’s Tale. With YouTube TV’s latest move, I can now binge watch Handmaid’s Tale before my next billing date, then cancel the service and keep YouTube TV for my House Hunter needs. In addition, there’s something about the ease of access to YouTube TV on my Android TV and on my smartphone that I find to be very worth it, plus the unlimited cloud DVR is super clutch. Basically, I’m hooked on YouTube TV.
What about you, though? Do you plan to continue paying the increased monthly price or are you cancelling the service? It seems a few are finding that if they simply switch back to a TV plan via their ISP (internet service provider/cable provider), they could be paying about the same amount as they are by having separate bills. At the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for your own situation.
What are you going to do?