Standalone TV streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV often focus on providing a lot of options for sports fans who are looking to cut the cord. This is because sports fans are some of the most engaged TV viewers, so it makes sense as a strategy. And so, just before its impending price hike, YouTube TV has added NBA TV and MLB Network to the lineup. This should please many sports fans.
YouTube TV, Google’s standalone live TV streaming service, now offers the NBA TV and MLB Network channels just days before its scheduled to increase the monthly subscription price from $35 to $40. That certainly helps justify the price.
With NBA TV and MLB Network, it means that there are more than 60 broadcast and cable networks offered by YouTube TV. Most of these channels can stream content to more than 100 regions supported by the service but some networks do have restrictions on broadcasts and limit it to video-on-demand content only. But it’s still worth checking out.
If you haven’t signed up for YouTube TV yet, you can sign up for the service over on the YouTube TV website. If you sign up before March 13th, which is when the price hike goes into effect, you will be able to get the original $35 per month subscription fee. Otherwise you will have the higher fee.