Skip to main content


YouTube subscriptions will now set you back $600 a year.

It's even worse if you subscribe through Apple  (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report .

Alphabet's (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report YouTube division will now charge customers 25% more a month, the company said in a blog post.

New subscribers will get hit with a $49.99 a month charge immediately while existing subscribers will have until the May billing cycle kicks in after the 13th of that month. That totals $599.88 a year.

TheStreet Recommends

Customers who subscribe through Apple will have to fork over a further $5 a month, or another $60 a year.

Before the rate hike, the cost was $39.99 a month, or a total of $479.88 a year.

The company is at pains to point out that the new price comes with more services:

We expanded nationwide, added 10+ new channels, improved our DVR and launched new features to take your viewing experience to the next level.

Apple and Alphabet are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS member club. Want to be alerted before Jim Cramer buys or sells AAPL or GOOGL? Learn more now.

Constable owns none of the securities listed in this story.