YouTube Raised its Monthly Subscription Price to $50 per Month and Existing Members aren’t Grandfathered-In

YouTube TV has announced it’s raising its monthly subscription price to $50 and $55 for Apple TV direct subscriptions, effective May…

Turns out, Netflix isn’t the only streaming video service raising prices. Google subsidiary entertainment company YouTube TV is also increasing it’s monthly subscription fee.

YouTube TV Subscription Increases to $50 per Month

YouTube TV announced it is hiking prices to $50 per month and $55 per month for Apple TV direct members.

The price increase takes effect immediately for new subscribers. Existing customers will see the larger bill beginning May 13th. Although no one is spared from the extra cost, the service states it’s bringing additional channels to its line-up:

“We’ve been listening when you asked for the Discovery network brands. Today, we are excited to announce that we’re bringing eight of your favorite channels to YouTube TV: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. We’ll also be adding OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network later this year.”

YouTube TV also reveals it will offer EPIX — for an additional charge, that is.

Just before the Super Bowl in January, Google proudly announced its YouTube TV service was available to 98 percent of US households. Now, only a few months later, the cord-cutting service is available in all US television markets.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.