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Hi,

As we pass the 3-year mark for our service, we want to sincerely thank you for being part of our journey and share a few updates on the future of YouTube TV.
We built YouTube TV to bring you the best of live TV, delivered how you want it, without commitments. Since our launch, we've listened to your feedback and worked to build an experience that fits the needs of everyone in your household.
Today we are also adding more of ViacomCBS's family of channels to YouTube TV, which includes 8 of your favorites: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1.
To continue delivering the best content and service possible, we're also updating our price for new and existing members to $64.99/month. Your base membership price will change on 08/06/2020. To check on the status of your account, go to your Settings > Membership page for updated information.
We don't make these decisions lightly, and we realize how hard this may be for our members. This new price reflects the rising costs of content, and we also believe it reflects the complete value of YouTube TV. In addition to the 85+ live channels, YouTube TV is the only streaming service that includes a DVR with unlimited storage space (with content saved for 9 months), plus 6 accounts per household, each with its own unique recommendations, and 3 concurrent streams. It's all included in the base cost of YouTube TV, with no contract and no hidden fees. You can see how we compare to other offerings in the industry here.

We hope YouTube TV continues to be your service of choice, but we also understand that some members may want to cancel their service. All members have the flexibility to pause (your current library recordings will be kept) or cancel anytime.

You can find more information in the YouTube TV Help Center and our recent blog post.

Thanks for being part of YouTube TV.
The YouTube TV Team



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Here we go again. Youtube TV sold itself as the unbundled alternative to BS cable tv with the 1000 channels no one watches including sports. Now that they capture market share, they're now adding more and more useless content and increasing the price. Great.
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PSA, I got this today in my email. I'd like to be the first to thumbs down this since they're raising their prices during record unemployment and a global pandemic.

YouTube TV: an update to our content and price

As we pass the 3-year mark for our service, we want to sincerely thank you for being part of our journey and share a few updates on the future of YouTube TV.
We built YouTube TV to bring you the best of live TV, delivered how you want it, without commitments. Since our launch, we've listened to your feedback and worked to build an experience that fits the needs of everyone in your household.

Today we are also adding more of ViacomCBS's family of channels to YouTube TV, which includes 8 of your favorites: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1.

To continue delivering the best content and service possible, we're also updating our price for new and existing members to $64.99/month. Your base membership price will change on 08/29/2020. To check on the status of your account, go to your Settings > Membership page for updated information.

We don't make these decisions lightly, and we realize how hard this may be for our members. This new price reflects the rising costs of content, and we also believe it reflects the complete value of YouTube TV. In addition to the 85+ live channels, YouTube TV is the only streaming service that includes a DVR with unlimited storage space (with content saved for 9 months), plus 6 accounts per household, each with its own unique recommendations, and 3 concurrent streams. It's all included in the base cost of YouTube TV, with no contract and no hidden fees. You can see how we compare to other offerings in the industry here.

We hope YouTube TV continues to be your service of choice, but we also understand that some members may want to cancel their service. All members have the flexibility to pause (your current library recordings will be kept) or cancel anytime.

You can find more information in the YouTube TV Help Center and our recent blog post.

Thanks for being part of YouTube TV.
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And I was planning on swithching to Youtube TV come August. I called Crapcast today and renegotiated a better deal on my current tv/internet package. Sorry Google but you getting too greedy!
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Umm, when you thumbs down the post, you're not thumbing down Youtube TV. You're thumbing down the post which then does not show up as a PSA for other users who may not be aware of the price increase.
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I like YouTubeTV, but it's now getting too expensive. I remember when I first started streaming tv it was $40 a month for PlayStation Vue with no taxes. It's risen over $30/month with taxes now!
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JUST CANCELLED. TIME TO REVOLT. I PULLED THE PLUG ON CABLETV...NOW...i AM PULLING THE PLUG ON YOUTUBETV

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15 bucks more for some crappy channels. Paying for sports channels with no sports on the channels.

Going back to slingtv or some other streaming. PLUTOTV and Peacock TV...lots of free choices. yes, they have advertisements but so does YoutubeTV.

Also the boneheads took away my Angel and LA Kings hockey games.(fox sports west and primeticket)...also Yes channel for newyork folks...

No more youtube originals....

I have Netflix and 3 years of Disney. Just need to add a cheap stream like Slingtv.

Raise the price during a pandemic...really.....fools....You want me to pay 65 bucks a month to watch commercials. Ever watch a movie on TNT or TBS....I could go to the store and buy milk and be back in time between commercials.

oh...sports...yeah...the same sports team like baseball dont want to play since its not enough money when 40 million unemployed. poor babies...only going to make a few million less...so so sad...the same sports that dont want to upset china with free speech about hong kong...hypocrites...and the cheater Astros where you can cheat and still keep your trophy. That leaves hockey and football. Slingtv will give me local kings games. And football...well...with Covid..it wont be the same...so screw sports...

And what gets me really pissed off is they sent this message 7 days after my billing period. Now I am stuck until mid July before I am free person.

And now my kids got email from youtube saying your daddy just cancelled your TV service. F^^K youtubetv....

From youtube to my kids. Trying to create a wedge between me and my kids....Man....I am pissed off....CAN YOU TELL!!!

Reach out to your family manager with any questions about the cancellation. Learn more about setting up an individual membership to continue using YouTube TV.
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The timing of this could not be any worst. Google has gone loco / evil.

World-wide pandemic.
Whole family stuck at home.
No Sports. (Should be a price decrease.)
Price increase for adding...wait for it... MTV, VH1, etc. :SHOCKED:
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The timing of this could not be any worst. Google has gone loco / evil.

World-wide pandemic.
Whole family stuck at
No Sports. (Should be a price decrease.)
Price increase for adding...wait for it... MTV, VH1, etc. :SHOCKED:
You forget BET and CMT and TVLAND.

I really hate Country music....maybe if they had a heavy metal channel....that would be fair.

The only way to teach google a lesson is a mass exodus of folks. The only way is for folks to say no. Prices will drop. More so if people stop watching professional sports which is really made up of a few elite folks that only care about their wallet. Football and hockey excluded since that is a true full contact mans sport and players take huge risks and injury.

The only reason to watch baseball was to boo the Astros.
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JUST CANCELLED. TIME TO REVOLT. I PULLED THE PLUG ON CABLETV...NOW...i AM PULLING THE PLUG ON YOUTUBETV

Site is getting killed for feedback. You cannot send any feedback.

15 bucks more for some crappy channels. Paying for sports channels with no sports on the channels.

Going back to slingtv or some other streaming. PLUTOTV and Peacock TV...lots of free choices. yes, they have advertisements but so does YoutubeTV.

Also the boneheads took away my Angel and LA Kings hockey games.(fox sports west and primeticket)...also Yes channel for newyork folks...

No more youtube originals....

I have Netflix and 3 years of Disney. Just need to add a cheap stream like Slingtv.

Raise the price during a pandemic...really.....fools....You want me to pay 65 bucks a month to watch commercials. Ever watch a movie on TNT or TBS....I could go to the store and buy milk and be back in time between commercials.

oh...sports...yeah...the same sports team like baseball dont want to play since its not enough money when 40 million unemployed. poor babies...only going to make a few million less...so so sad...the same sports that dont want to upset china with free speech about hong kong...hypocrites...and the cheater Astros where you can cheat and still keep your trophy. That leaves hockey and football. Slingtv will give me local kings games. And football...well...with Covid..it wont be the same...so screw sports...

And what gets me really pissed off is they sent this message 7 days after my billing period. Now I am stuck until mid July before I am free person.

And now my kids got email from youtube saying your daddy just cancelled your TV service. F^^K youtubetv....

From youtube to my kids. Trying to create a wedge between me and my kids....Man....I am pissed off....CAN YOU TELL!!!

Reach out to your family manager with any questions about the cancellation. Learn more about setting up an individual membership to continue using YouTube TV.
I like every part of this post and agree with every point. The bs sports, China crackdown on NBA free speech spoiled brat athletes, etc.
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Greedy opportunists deserve to have their service cancelled by the masses.
Unfortunately, the said masses are often too lazy, or too dumb, to show any guts.
This is also reflected in the votes for this thread, which should have made FP IMO.
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Quote from globetrotter365
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Greedy opportunists deserve to have their service cancelled by the masses.
Unfortunately, the said masses are often too lazy, or too dumb, to show any guts.
This is also reflected in the votes for this thread, which should have made FP IMO.
Yes, I have looked. Not much of a revolt in the price.

People stuck at home...when covid goes away....people spend more time away...we see what happens.

Of course raising prices is actually a good thing. Slingtv is giving a one year guarantee on their price plus a free air tv and antenna if I join for 3 months. 100 bucks retail..so really its free free free...

Last time I got a free roku...

Raising prices creates more competition when there is not a monopoly.
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They make it easy to share, so just find a buddy.
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They make it easy to share, so just find a buddy.
Share what....

more channels with more commercials...

I can watch plutotv for free with plenty of channels..news...amc...even BET...

No one cares...go to a sports game and they could raise a beer from 10 to 20 dollars a cup and people will pay.
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