Posted by
Message
JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Cajun Navy Vice Admiral
Member since Oct 2012
18600 posts
 Online 

YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Just flipped on my app and was greeted with a notification that YouTube TV is adding HGTV, Discovery channel, TLC and some other channels. Cool. Don't really watch those but whatever.

Then the notice goes on to say that my price will go up to 49.99/month starting in May. What the frick? Can I skip all the new content and keep my current price?

I knew I probably wouldn't be able to keep my 35/month price forever, but damn this sucks. 180 more dollars a year for zero added value (for me).


Civildawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since May 2012
3443 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Wow that’s really disappointing. I’m with you. I don’t want these channels. They should give an option


JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Cajun Navy Vice Admiral
Member since Oct 2012
18600 posts
 Online 

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Basically the reason why YouTube TV was so successful was they offered the most popular channels for significantly less than traditional cable.

They just added one popular channel (hgtv) and a bunch of filler for what comes out to a 43% price increase, bringing it much closer in price to traditional cable.

Seems like they just pissed away their major competitive advantage.


Civildawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since May 2012
3443 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Agreed. I’m most likely headed back to sling and getting an antenna for locals


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Mac
USA Fan
Green Dot City, USA
Member since Nov 2007
13811 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
quote:

Then the notice goes on to say that my price will go up to 49.99/month starting in May.


I cancelled Vue when they did this. They forced me to go full cord cutter.


LSUsmartass
Pittsburgh Fan
Scompton
Member since Sep 2004
79794 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Well it's worth it to me...I was subsidizing youtube tv with philo just for those channels


JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Cajun Navy Vice Admiral
Member since Oct 2012
18600 posts
 Online 

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Truly don't understand this move. Obviously I'm not privvy to Google's corporate strategy, but I would think continuing to snuff out traditional cable and collecting that sweet sweet (and very valuable) data on its users would be much more important than a $15/month price increase and subsequent exodus of current users.


Civildawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since May 2012
3443 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
I just don’t understand why they couldn’t add it as an add on package seems like that would make everyone happy


VL Lsutiger
LSU Fan
Gonzales
Member since Sep 2006
415 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
I’m really not liking this, was paying 35 dollars a month for everything I needed . This is BS


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
23533 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Was only a matter of time before the streaming services started adding more channels and increasing their monthly fees. Getting closer and closer to regular cable every day.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
100
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Parmen
LSU Fan
New York City
Member since Apr 2016
10367 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Did Hulu TV trial. Was nice, but didn't use often enough to justify $39.99 a month.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
Athis
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2016
2608 posts
 Online 

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
I started out with Sony Vue paying $30.00(?) a month..I got rid of it with their first rate hick..Now that same package is $50.00..


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
fibonaccisquared
Georgia Fan
The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
12577 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
quote:

Well it's worth it to me...I was subsidizing youtube tv with philo just for those channels


The difference is philo had more than just the channels they added, right? Pretty sure it also had Hallmark channels, Comedy Central, Paramount network... Not that I care that much, but for the difference in price between 35-50... philo did at least add in a reasonable amount of content for the $16 upcharge? Definitely see this as irritating, as my wife will likely still want Philo for a few months out of the year anyways (she loves her some Hallmark Christmas movies).


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
flyAU
Auburn Fan
ATL
Member since Dec 2010
20278 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Directv now did a price increase and are discontinuing the package I subscribed to but are letting you keep it if you already have it. Talk about a good way to lock someone into sticking with you. I wouldn’t want any of the other packages and don’t want to lose this one.


t00f
New Orleans Saints Fan
Eating Atomic Burger in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
27309 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Cox has 300mb, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Stars, and home automation for $140 a month after all taxes etc. Locked in for 2 years, Temped to dump 1gb fiber and day one DTVN deal

Comes with a DVR too ..

This is a new customer deal which I am since I dumped them 2 years ago.

Very tempted by the devil for a 2 year deal ..


LSUsmartass
Pittsburgh Fan
Scompton
Member since Sep 2004
79794 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
1 tv/box?


The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
23533 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
Charter here has a similar deal I've been pondering moving to. Can you stream anywhere with a Charter app or account or something? That is one thing I really like about DTVNow - being able to stream at the office.


t00f
New Orleans Saints Fan
Eating Atomic Burger in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
27309 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
It’s a DVR box, extra mini’s are $5 a month but I don’t need it. Kiddo does not even watch TV and other TV’s just need OTA and streaming.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
t00f
New Orleans Saints Fan
Eating Atomic Burger in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
27309 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
No but don’t think I need it ..per other post.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
15702 posts

re: YouTube tv just upped their price significantly
quote:

I just don’t understand why they couldn’t add it as an add on package seems like that would make everyone happy
Everyone except the owners of the newly added channels. It's likely part of the contract that they had to be part of the base package.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram