YouTube TV hikes prices after adding new channels

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YouTube TV now hosts a whole bunch of new channels.
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YouTube TV has hiked its prices after adding a whole bunch of new channels.

The service, which came to Apple TV earlier this month, now hosts Turner networks like CNN, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network — but for an extra $5 a month.

If you’re a cable cutter, services like YouTube TV are a blessing. You can catch the shows you want to watch on the networks you love, without having to fork out extra for a plethora of channels you’ll never watch. But for new subscribers, YouTube TV now costs more.

YouTube TV hikes prices

Starting March 13, YouTube TV will cost $40 a month — up from $35 a month. Those who sign up before this date will secure the lower $35 fee going forward. But new customers who sign up later will be charged the additional $5 a month.

The price changes come after YouTube TV confirmed the addition of a bunch of Turner networks. It now hosts Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies — all of which are available with the core monthly package.

YouTube TV is also getting NBA All Access and MLB.TV “in the coming months,” but these will be optional add-ons that cost extra.

The new $40 a month price tag puts YouTube TV in line with competitors like Hulu and Sony PlayStation Vue. However, much more affordable offerings are available — albeit without the same channel selection — with the likes of Sling TV starting at just $20 a month.

YouTube TV is also expanding its reach. As of today, you can subscribe in Lexington, Dayton, Honolulu, El Paso, Burlington, Plattsburgh, Richmond, Petersburg, Mobile, Syracuse, Champaign, Springfield, Columbia, Charleston, Harlingen, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton.