YouTube TV has been around for over four years. But it still lacks a key feature: the ability to stream in 4K YouTube committed to fixing it in a blog post earlier this year. And now the company is delivering on its promises. Starting today, YouTube TV will have a new add-on called “4K Plus” as the name suggests. It will enable 4K streaming, assuming you have a compatible TV and streaming device. The 4K Plus add-on also includes the ability to download recordings from your DVR to your phone or tablet. This is a feature that will likely come in handy for people as they start traveling more this summer.
4K Plus also lets you stream YouTube TV from “unlimited” devices when you̵7;re at home. up to three devices at the same time But if you have a large household that needs this service alone. This will ensure that no one is locked out.
Unfortunately, all of this is steep. The 4K Plus add-on costs $19.99 per month, in addition to your existing YouTube TV plan (now the basic YouTube TV plan starts at $64.99 per month). The YouTube TV price increases. has increased dramatically in the past few years. And now, if you want 4K, you’re in the same realm as cable TV coverage. But price is not one of them.
That said, if you act fast. You get a price offer for 4K Plus — YouTube is offering a one-month free trial to new users. After that, you can sign up for $9.99 per month, which is pretty good compared to the standard price.
The good news is that anyone using YouTube TV will get an upgrade in the audio department too. As the service will soon support 5.1 Dolby sound, whatever plan you’re on. There aren’t many details on how this works — YouTube says it “will begin rolling out on select devices in the coming weeks,” but we don’t know exactly what devices they’re talking about.
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