YouTube TV Totally Screwed Fans Trying to Watch the World Cup

Smack in the middle of the World Cup semi-finals, YouTube TV totally fucked over fans of England and Croatia alike.

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The live TV streaming service, Google’s big solution for people tired of paying for cable, offered its “sincere apologies” on Twitter after its World Cup stream got borked: “The timing is horrible but we’re working to be up and running again ASAP!” the tweet read.

Lots of frothy tweets followed. A selection:

YouTube TV reported on Twitter that the service was back just before 4pm ET; however, some users appeared to still be encountering issues after the streaming service was ostensibly back online. Some requested refunds.

Google recently raised the price for YouTube TV by $5 to $40 per month.

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Senior news editor at Gizmodo

DISCUSSION

nastypitching
NastyPitching

The price increase was industry wide for OTT services, right? I know Vue just increased prices without adding anything to justify the increase.