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YouTube TV adds more channels, but hikes subscription fee to $65

The streaming service says the new price reflects the cost of content.
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Streaming service YouTube TV has announced the addition of eight more channels to its service, but has increased the price of its monthly subscription by 30 percent.

The service announced Tuesday that its price will be increasing for new customers with immediate effect from $50-per-month to $64.99. Existing customers will see the price increase effective from July 30.

That makes it more expensive than Hulu Live TV ($54.99 plus access to Hulu), AT&T TV ($55-a-month for first year, rising after) and Sling TV's full plan ($45, but does not have rights to Fox Sports North).

At the same time as raising its price, it's adding these following new channels: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1.

While the price of YouTube TV is now higher than its rivals, it does offer some benefits that enable it to cut the cost.

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Chief among these is the ability to share the service with up to 5 others, which helps streamers split the costs, while the service can be used on up to three different devices at the same time.

It also offers unlimited DVR space, which the likes of Hulu TV do not.

In its statement, YouTube TV said the price hike "reflects the rising cost of content."

"While we would love every member to continue to stay with our service, we understand that some of you may choose to pause or cancel your membership," it said.

If you're a member, you can pause or cancel your service here.

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