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YouTube TV raises price but is it worth it?

YouTube TV raises price but is it worth it?
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These days, more and more people are cutting the cord from traditional cable providers and switching to a streaming service for their TV.

There is no shortage of options for those looking to make the change, though the number of channels can still be a bit limited depending on what service one goes with.

Click here to see our streaming channel guide.

However, as time marches on that seems to be less of a problem.

YouTube TV has increased its offering

Still somewhat new to the realm after launching a little less than one year ago, YouTube TV -- the paid subscription service offered by the popular site -- is competing with the likes of Sling TV, PlayStation VU and DirecTV Now. Each has their benefits, but at the end of the day, it's still mostly about what channels people are able to watch.

In that regard, not all streaming services are created equal.

Therefore, the announcement this week that YouTube TV added Turner Broadcasting channels like TNT, TBS and CNN to its lineup came as a welcomed development.

YouTube TV also increased its sports offerings, with nationally-televised NBA games, NBA All-Star Weekend and NBA playoff games being included in its service. MLB postseason games and the MLB Network, as well as the PGA Championship and UEFA soccer, are also offered now.

NBA League Pass and MLB.TV can be added, albeit for an additional fee.

YouTube TV is accessible in 100 U.S. markets since launching in February 2017, giving them availability in 85 percent of U.S. households. It costs $35 per month, but the price will rise to $40 per month after March 13.

If you choose to go the streaming route and want to expand your channel selection to include local broadcasts, a quality antenna is a must. Click here for info on how to buy and install the perfect antenna for HD.

Since streaming TV generally requires Wi-Fi

If you want to boost your home Wi-Fi to stop constant video buffering or slow webpage loading, click here for 10 ways you can try to help speed things up.

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