YouTube TV Gains Support for 4K Streaming and 5.1 Surround Sound

Google today announced the launch of a new "4K Plus" plan for YouTube TV subscribers, which will allow for streaming in 4K on a compatible TV and set-top box.

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Along with 4K streaming, the 4K Plus option includes an option to download shows for watching offline and unlimited streaming when connected to home WiFi.

4K Plus is priced at an additional $19.99 per month on top of the standard YouTube TV streaming price, which starts at $65. That means subscribers can expect to pay $85 per month to watch YouTube TV in 4K, though Google is offering a promotion.

New users can get a one-month free trial and then will pay $9.99 per month for a year, after which the price will increase to $19.99 per month.

For all YouTube TV subscribers, Google is adding 5.1 Dolby audio capabilities, which will start rolling out to select devices "in the coming weeks." YouTube TV 4K Plus is available for customers starting today, with the feature accessible under membership settings on any browser.

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Top Rated Comments

HiVolt Avatar
40 months ago
Yikes. and they wonder why people pirate content.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjvmartin Avatar
40 months ago
I don't get it. Youtube TV is basically Cable TV over streaming. What content on Cable TV is 4k?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mnsportsgeek Avatar
40 months ago
This is comical. So now we're up to $85 to get 4K content. My Xfinity Double Play is ~$120 all in with internet as well.

And I don't have a 60 second delay in every sporting event I watch :). YouTube TV and Hulu have become what they were trying to kill.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmcgeejr Avatar
40 months ago

This is ridiculous. $20/month for 5.1 audio.
That's not correct, 5.1 will come to all of us, it's $19.99 for 4k and unlimited streams.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deckard666 Avatar
40 months ago
I thought apple was expensive !
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TallGuyGT Avatar
40 months ago
What would they stream at 4K? Aren’t all networks on cable still 720p / 1080p?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)