YouTube TV adding more channels, expanding to new markets

Carla Harmon
February 15, 2018

YouTube TV is one of the best cord-cutting cable alternatives out there as it now stands.

When Google launched YouTube TV in 2017, it was only available in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Google has announced some updates for its YouTube TV live television streaming service that go into effect today. According to Google, starting March 13th, subscribers will need to pay $40 per month for YouTube TV. And the new price is in line with pricing from rival services like PlayStation Vue, which starts at $40 per month. Additionally, NBA TV and MLB Network are still coming "soon", but will be a part of the base package once they are added.

Offering subscription-based TV streaming since 2016, YouTube TV is now expanding its offered networks to include Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, and more - with a price hike to match. Following the expansion, it will be available in the top 100 U.S. markets, covering more than 85 percent of United States households. In addition, YouTube TV now offers access to the nationally televised NBA, NBA All-Star weekend and NBA Playoff games, plus the PGA Championship, MLB Postseason, and UEFA Champions League soccer.

Turner was the biggest hole in YouTube's TV service, which has focused on live sports to complement the amateur creators, music videos and late-night clips already available for free. And if you've been waiting for YouTube to add Viacom channels, that still hasn't happened yet.

For now, the price will remain at $35USD a month but only for a limited time.

YouTube TV had a rocky start when it launched back in April of previous year. However, for current subscribers as well as those who sign-up before March 13, $35 is your price.

YouTube TV was built to try and fill those needs.

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