Despite multiple obstacles, YouTube TV has emerged as America’s The largest live streaming service, thanks to its versatile plan offerings. The Google-owned company is gearing up to make its live TV streaming platform perform better for more users with recent additions. 5.1 audio support on Apple TV and Fire TV. Well, YouTube TV is getting another big update this week, as the service is now allowing users to subscribe to individual channels and services, bypassing the need to sign up for the entire channel package.
For some context, subscribers typically pay $65 per month for the YouTube TV base plan. This package has more than 85 channels. But with this new individual channel option, they don’t have to spend more than $60 a month for a bundle of over-the-top services.
Available channels CONtv includes HBO Max, NBA League Pass, MLB.TV, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Hallmark Movies Now, Cinemax, EPIX, Pantaya, FOX Nation, ScreenPix, Curiosity Stream, Shudder, Sundance Now, Acorn TV, IFC Films Unlimited, ALLBLK, Docurama. , Dove, Law & Crime, UP Faith & Family, Fandor, Screambox, Comedy Dynamics, Outside TV Features, VSiN, MyOutdoorTV, MovieSphere, The Great Courses, ATRESplayer, Tastemade+, ViX+, Magnolia Selects, and Subject. Most if not all of these channels are available as add-ons to the base plan.
Customers will pay at the rates billed by their originating distributors: hbo max It usually costs $15 per month while MLB.TV costs $30. Channels like Law & Crime and outdoor TV features are the cheapest of the lot at just $1.99 per month New users are also eligible for a 7-day free trial of each channel
It’s worth noting that individual channel subscribers will continue to get unlimited DVR and the ability to receive three simultaneous streams and up to six user profiles.
YouTube TV users will have the flexibility to cancel a channel/network from their account at any time by navigating to their settings. To make sure you’re only paying for the new add-on channels and not the base plan, visit Settings > Membership > Manage and cancel the base plan. You can then add individual channels of your choice by clicking Update Subscriptions on the page.
TechCrunch Note from previous reporting that YouTube TV has long intended to take cues from platforms like Roku, Amazon PrimeApple TV, and others, enable users to pay for individual channels, so this plan seems to have been a long time in the making.
Although the channel offerings are not broken down into the base packages of all these services it is still a bit annoying. The wire may not have been cut out after all.