The days of low-cost streaming services are behind us. Sure, there are free and more affordable streamers, but by using them, you agree to deal with ads. Like a lot of ads.
Making all that great (and not-so-great) content comes with a hefty price tag, so I guess we have to understand why this is happening. At the very least, we have to deal with it.
The latest service to increase its price is Google’s own YouTube TV, which lets you access live TV channels across devices and from anywhere. Perhaps not literally from anywhere without a VPN.
Anyhow, YouTube TV now costs $73 per month, up from $65/month. The new price is live for new users, whereas existing ones will see the price bump starting April 18.
The company justifies the move with the fact that “content costs have risen,” adding that this will also help them invest in “quality of service.”
A piece of good news is that YouTube TV’s 4K Plus add-on now costs just $10 per month. This brings it back down to its introductory price and also includes perks like downloads for offline viewing and unlimited simultaneous streams over Wi-Fi.
In case you missed it, YouTube TV recently introduced a new Multiview feature just in time for March Madness — enabling users to watch up to four different streams at once. The service also includes access to NFL Sunday Ticket.
Finally, to put the streaming costs into perspective, it’s worth reminding you that YouTube TV was launched at a price of $35 per month. Today, it costs twice as much, making it even more expensive than Hulu + Live TV. So perhaps it’s time to switch boats?
Whichever service you end up using, you’d be glad to know that there is a VPN that lets you access it from all over the world. For this occasion, we suggest checking out our list of Best VPNs for YouTube. All services listed there will also cover other needs you may have, keeping you safe(r) online while unlocking Internet access to its entirety. So visit that page and get yourself a VPN today! Yes, you need one.