Youtube is adding more content to YouTube TV, the company's year-old paid subscription service that lets you watch live cable and broadcast networks over the internet, and is expanding availability of the service to 100 USA markets from 80, offering it to 85% of U.S. households.
Unfortunately, it's not all good news. One caveat though, the expansion is also bringing a new price tag. But the big limitation at launch was that YouTube TV was only available in the biggest TV markets in the US. Though I'm sure given some time, that will change as well.
With the latest Turner additions, YouTube TV now offers more than 50 networks including local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations, plus cable networks like ESPN, AMC and FX, and local sports from NBC Sports, Fox Sports and NESN in select markets.
As for new markets, we gave you the list yesterday, but some of them include Lexington, Dayton, Honolulu, Richmond, Mobile, and Syracuse. Subscribers will also be able to watch more sports thanks to inclusions of NBA TV, NBA All Access, MLB.TV, and MBL Network.
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As reported by Engadget, YouTube is expanding upon their service once more by adding several channels from the Turner network including TNT, TBS, CNN, Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network, just to name a few. And in the coming months, you'll also be able to watch NBA League Pass, the league's premium out-of-market live game service, or MLB.TV, the longest running sports streaming service in the US, for an extra fee.
At launch YouTube TV offered nearly 50 channels in five markets.
Better act fast if you want to get all the goodies for $35USD a month.
Meanwhile, YouTube TV is raising its rates for new customers. The new pricing will take effect for new users who sign up after March 13, the company said. What do you think of the price hike?