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YouTube TV users can now subscribe to standalone networks without a base plan

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YouTube TV launched a new option that allows subscribers to purchase add-ons without subscribing to the full channel offering in the service’s Base plan. With this new à la carte plan, subscribers can access more than 20 add-on channels, from Showtime and HBO Max to NBA League Pass, MLB.TV, and Starz among others.

This confirms reports that the company was looking to launch a YouTube channel store and join many other services that aggregate streaming subscriptions. Sling TV, Roku, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV offer standalone options.

So, rather than spending $64.99 a month for the YouTube TV Base Plan that provides over 85 channels, consumers can now choose a more flexible option that allows them to mix and match from select entertainment networks, live sports and more, all within one app.

Customers can add or remove a network at any time they want as well as manage billing from the YouTube TV interface. To switch to the add-on only plan, users can go to “Settings” and select “Membership” then “Manage” to cancel the base plan. Choose “Update memberships” to add individual networks to the membership.

Like the base plan, subscribers with the à la carte plan still get access to an Unlimited DVR, three simultaneous streams and six household accounts.

Here is the full list of channels that subscribers can select from.

HBO Max
Showtime
Starz
MLB.TV
NBA League Pass
Cinemax
Epix
Hallmark Movies Now
Acorn
CuriosityStream
Outside TV Features
ALLBLK
Shudder
Sundance Now
IFC Films Unlimited
Dove Channel
CONtv
Docurama
Law & Crime
VSIN

 

YouTube TV users can now subscribe to standalone networks without a base plan by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch

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