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Old 02-22-18, 09:11 AM
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Re: YouTube to launch Live TV streaming service (YouTube TV)

So, after about six months of DirecTV Now, we signed up for the week-long trial of YouTubeTV to do a comparison of the services. During that week, they added TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, etc. This was what made us drop DirecTV Now altogether and pay for YTTV. In addition to a better viewing experience, an easier to use channel guide AND the SEC Network and four ESPN channels for $35, they offer DVR functionality with unlimited storage and the ability to share with up to six family members, all who have their own login and user experience, plus each person can access YTTV on three devices at a time. Oh, and they have 3 of our 5 local channels in the line-up with OnDemand for the other two networks. Another bonus is access to YouTube Red at no additional cost, and we've already found and enjoyed a lot of their original content.

We did buy my sister-in-law an updated Roku stick for her login account, and we are currently looking at Samsung and LG TVs with the YouTube TV app already installed.

We have had nothing but a positive experience with YouTube TV so far.
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Old 11-03-18, 05:35 PM
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Any user experience updates on YouTube Live TV? Starting to do some research into streaming live tv services, and this looks to be the best (on paper).

Only things it appears to be missing for me are NFL Network/Redzone, NHL Network, and HBO (which I could get HBO Now separately).

Any recent thoughts?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 01-24-19, 04:54 AM
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This went Nationwide yesterday .I was finally able to try it out.

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Old 04-10-19, 01:45 PM
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YouTube TV adds more channels, and...raises pricing again. Now it's $49.99 per month.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/yout...ing-its-price/

Today YouTube TV announced that they are adding Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. YouTube also announced that the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will be added later this year. In addition, EPIX is now available for an additional charge.

The bad news is the price is going up to $49.99 a month on YouTube TV and $54.99 if you pay through Apple. This new price takes effect today, April 10, for new members. Existing subscribers will see these changes reflected in their subsequent billing cycle after May 13.

Cord Cutters News has reached to Google asking for clarification on what this means for current grandfathered subscribers.
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Old 04-10-19, 02:14 PM
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Cord Cutters News has reached to Google asking for clarification on what this means for current grandfathered subscribers.
Everyone gets the rate hike:

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Old 04-10-19, 09:16 PM
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$50?! Screw that. Unless they keep me at my grandfathered price ($30?), I’m out.
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Old 04-12-19, 11:36 AM
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Bah! $15 increase sucks. I mainly use it for sports, though,
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Old 04-13-19, 12:34 PM
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It's the best service of all of them, but yeah, $50 it's too much.
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Old 04-13-19, 12:50 PM
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My Uverse service is cheaper. Sort of defeats the purpose.
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Old 04-15-19, 11:39 AM
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The price increased happened just days after I took down the HD antenna I had on my roof. I took it down since I had not used it since getting YouTube TV, lol.
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Old 04-15-19, 12:55 PM
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Re: YouTube to launch Live TV streaming service (YouTube TV)

To me, $50 still isn't expensive. It's Live TV and they're adding more channels. But, adding more channels is obviously contributing to the price increase. Plus they have an Unlimited DVR unlike Hulu and DirecTV. If I was in the market for a Live Internet TV provider, I would consider them.

I understand that to go from $35 to 50 is a significant price increase, but it's not like this is jumping to $100. And I believe you also have access to YouTube Premium with this service, which includes Cobra Kai.

Let me ask you all who have it..,..do they have all the channels you like and watch regularly?

I know the biggest complaint with people who bailed on cable is paying $100+ and only watching maybe 10-15 channels regularly since channels are bundled.

I could see this being a problem to those who are only "Light" to "Moderate" TV watchers and you wanted to keep your entertainment costs really low. So if that's your reason for being upset, then maybe I can see why it's too much.

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Old 04-15-19, 01:24 PM
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I think part of the problem now is that for many, we were paying ~$150 for a cable/internet bundle, and switched to internet/YouTubeTV for ~$75+$35=$110. So the $15 price increase puts me back to where maybe cable isn’t so expensive after all, especially now that cable companies are improving their DVR and streaming apps.
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I think part of the problem now is that for many, we were paying ~$150 for a cable/internet bundle, and switched to internet/YouTubeTV for ~$75+$35=$110. So the $15 price increase puts me back to where maybe cable isn’t so expensive after all, especially now that cable companies are improving their DVR and streaming apps.
I have Spectrum Cable TV Gold Package and I can stream all my channels(and then some...I have some channels that were supposedly dropped but still remain on the streaming end) and basically this is free because of the Gold Package and the on-demand streaming choices can't be matched (unless maybe Hulu or Netflix or Amazon Prime) so I am happy to pay 150 dollars a month.

Within a year or two the cost of Direct TV Now will probably double plus they are dropping channels(even NFL Network grandfathered package) and I don't know if Direct TV is probably headed into streaming and who know's how much it will cost(unless it becomes DTVN).
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Depending on who's in your 6 person "family" a lot of people are probably still paying about $8 a month for the service.
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Check your account/emails for a free 3 months of Showtime, no commitment or automatic billing.
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Maybe it was limited/unique? Did any other YouTube TV subscribers get free Showtime?
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Yep, got mine.

Some people were saying that it was for early subscribers, but not sure if that's true. In my case, yeah, I subscribed as soon as it was available.
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Old 06-17-19, 07:31 PM
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I wasn’t a super early subscriber, but did get in just before that first price increase from (I think) $30 to $35. Hate the new $50 price, but split it with my brother so it’s still bearable.
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Maybe it was limited/unique? Did any other YouTube TV subscribers get free Showtime?
I got it, too. Nice little perk, especially after the $15 rate hike. I've been considering ending my sub - the new channels add zero value to me since I doubt I'll ever watch them - but I guess I'll stick around a little longer. It worked, Google.
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