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YouTube TV’s New User Discount Drops From $10 To $8

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If you’ve recently been considering signing up to YouTube TV then it might be worth noting that the terms of its latest promotion have changed slightly. Basically, you now get less of a new user discount than you did before.

Back In March of this year, YouTube TV increased the cost of its base plan to $72.99 per month. This was an increase of $8 each month on the previous $64.99 per month price. Prior to and after this change, YouTube TV was running a promotion that knocked $10 off the monthly cost for each of the first three months.

While that promotion is still live today, YouTube TV has changed the discounted amount from $10 to $8. As a result, those signing up to YouTube TV will pay $64.99 per month during each of the first three discounted months, and then $72.99 per month after the discounted period.

At the new promotional rate, new users are paying $2 more each month, or $6 more over the course of the three discounted months, than they were before.

From what we can see, the value of the discount changed today, May 1st. For those that had signed up yesterday (April 30th) or before, they would have been locked in at the $62.99 per month rate for the first three months.

On a positive note, YouTube TV is currently offering a three-week free trial to new users. This is longer than its standard 7-day free trial and it is also longer than the extended free trial that YouTube TV occasionally offers, which typically lasts two weeks.

The three-week free trial also doesn’t impact on the $8 off per month deal. In other words, you can sign up to YouTube TV today, watch for the first three weeks for free, and then only pay $64.99 per month for each of the first three months.

As a reminder for anyone considering signing up, the monthly cost of YouTube TV unlocks access to more than 100 channels, including locals, and an unlimited cloud DVR. The base plans also includes the option to sign up for Sunday Ticket at a cheaper rate than as a standalone service through YouTube Primetime Channels.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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