New York(CNN) The price of YouTube Television is going up once again — generating a month-to-month subscription 114% extra highly-priced than when the service launched six years ago.
Starting instantly for new subscribers, the standard package, which has extra than one hundred Television channels, will price $72.99 a month. That is an boost of $eight from $64.99 per month, which has been its price tag for extra than 3 years. Current subscribers will acquire the new price tag starting on April 18.
YouTube Television explained on Twitter that the price tag hike is mainly because “content material expenses have risen” and it is investing in its “good quality of service.” The Alphabet-owned service not too long ago purchased the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket from DirecTV, which reportedly price $two billion per year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“We are committed to supplying a premium way for you to stream Television, but comprehend this new price tag may possibly not perform for you,” the platform stated in a tweet. “We do hope YouTube Television continues to be your service of selection, but we want to give you the flexibility to cancel at any time.”
Cable networks are asking for extra income as they attempt to battle cord cutting, which has sparked price tag increases amongst all main streaming Television packages. Dish-owned Sling Television, FuboTV, Hulu plus Reside Television and DirecTV Stream all hiked their month-to-month rates in current months.
YouTube Television launched in 2017 at $35 per month and it has elevated its price tag 4 occasions considering that then. The price is beginning to rival standard cable Television packages, but streaming solutions have fewer charges, do not need clunky hardware and are a lot easier to cancel.