YouTube is aiming to attain new sign-ups for its YouTube TV service forward of imminent sporting spectaculars such because the Tokyo Olympics and the MLB All-Star Sport.
YouTube’s present reside TV service provides greater than 85 channels for $65 a month, and this week the Google-owned streaming large has introduced the addition of a brand new 4K Plus tier that provides 4K decision, offline downloads, and limitless simultaneous streams at residence (exceeding the present restrict of three) for an additional $20 a month.
“4K Plus will carry among the most extremely requested options to YouTube TV, together with the power to observe 4K content material on YouTube TV for the primary time,” YouTube TV product supervisor Kathryn Smith mentioned on Monday, June 28. “With 4K Plus, you’ll have entry to observe main sports activities occasions this summer time in 4K, plus reside content material from networks like NBC and ESPN, sports activities like school soccer and basketball later this 12 months, and on-demand content material from FX, Discovery Networks, Tastemade, and extra.”
In response to a typical request from present prospects, YouTube TV can be including 5.1 Dolby audio capabilities for all YouTube TV subscribers, with the characteristic rolling out to pick units over the approaching weeks. It’s additionally including the power for sports activities followers to leap to particular moments in a sports activities occasion whenever you’re catching up reside or watching a DVR recording. The characteristic is just like how YouTube TV already enables you to skip to numerous segments in information reveals.
If you happen to’re uncertain about dropping one other $20 for 4K Plus, you possibly can strive it free for a month (good for the Olympics!) after which rating a deal that provides an additional $10 to your month-to-month subscription price for a 12 months after that. Which means for the primary 12 months YouTube TV with 4K Plus will price you $75 a month earlier than rising to $85.
After all, to take pleasure in YouTube’s enhanced viewing expertise, you’ll want a 4K TV. Whether or not you’re searching for your first one or planning to improve, Digital Traits has a helpful shopping for information together with suggestions on among the greatest 4K TVs at present obtainable for beneath $500.