YouTube TV has announced the increase in its prices, which have gone from 40 to 50 dollars in the United States. The change is due to the incorporation of all the Discovery channels within the platform.
From today, Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and MotorTrend will be available to all subscribers of the service in the United States, although current users will not have to pay the new rate until the 13th. may.
“The unique offer of YouTube TV makes users question the incorporation of new channels.”
Apparently, the incorporation of Discovery channels was something much requested by YouTube TV customers. However, the rise in prices could also mean the departure of those users who do not necessarily enjoy the content of Discovery and who no longer see advantages in the rates of the service.
In addition, the impossibility of choosing another kind of package other than the unique offer of YouTube TV makes users question the incorporation of new channels for those who do not want to pay, but are still included in your bill.
On the other hand, the incorporation of this kind of channels represents an anomaly between the majority of Internet television companies. The reason is that many of these traditional channels want to sell entire packages of channels for companies to pay for their live programming. That is why companies like YouTube TV, Hulu LiveTV and PlayStation Vue avoid including these packages in their programming grid and resist the price increase.
However, despite what this increase in rates represents, the advantages offered by YouTube TV continue to make it a very profitable service compared to a large part of the traditional television offer. The simplicity of its interface and its unlimited recording capacity are some of the main benefits that its users recognize and that have allowed this platform to reach the entire United States.