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NBA TV and MLB Network hit YouTube TV right before price hike

If you like sports and live TV channels, you should sign up for YouTube TV. But do it before Tuesday or else you'll pay more on your monthly bill.

Published onMarch 8, 2018

  • Popular sports channels NBA TV and MLB Network are coming to YouTube TV subscribers.
  • However, the price for a monthly YouTube TV subscription will go up starting this coming Tuesday.
  • To get the new channels and lock in the current $35 price, you must sign up before March 13.

Back in February, we told you the exciting news that YouTube TV was adding a bunch more channels, but that it was also raising prices. Now, two popular sports channels, NBA TV and MLB Network, are hitting the streaming TV service right before the price hike goes into effect next week.

If you are not a current YouTube TV subscriber and have interest in the service, you should sign up before March 13, this coming Tuesday. Before then, you’ll pay $35 a month for YouTube TV, but on Tuesday you’ll pay $40 per month. Current subscribers and anyone who signs up before Tuesday will lock in the $35 price.

NBA TV is precisely what it sounds like: a television network owned by the National Basketball Association. It’s all basketball, all the time, with exhibition, regular season, international, and playoff game telecasts.

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Similarly, MLB Network is all about baseball. You can watch regular season, postseason, international, and Spring training games. However, there is a significant caveat: games are blacked out for people in the participating markets of the two teams in play for regular season games. In other words, if you live in New York and want to watch a live Mets game, when you tune in the game won’t be there. Instead, you’ll see alternative programming. To view the live game, you’ll have to tune into the live TV channel that usually hosts the game in your area.

Luckily, with YouTube TV, you most likely get that live channel as part of your subscription. You can click here to see the full list of areas where YouTube TV is available and what channels come with your subscription.

With a YouTube TV subscription, you can watch TV on most devices you own, including the vast majority of Android smartphones and tablets, laptop and desktop computers, Chromecasts, Android TV, Xbox consoles, Apple TV, and Roku devices.

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