Streaming service Frndly TV said on Wednesday that it would raise the monthly rate of its plans by $1 a month to $7.99 a month for the basic plan, $9.99 a month for the classic, and $11.99 a month for the premium plan.
But for a limited time, Frndly is offering a discount if you prepay for the year and opt for an annual plan. The classic plan will cost $89.99, or a rate of $7.50 per month.
This comes as Frndly announced it will be adding a new channel next month called MeTV+. MeTV+ launched back in 2021 as a sister channel to MeTV. Originally, MeTV+ launched in just two markets, Chicago and Phoenix, but now has expanded to 30 markets around the U.S. Frndly TV is the first streaming service to offer the channel.
This is MeTV’s second attempt to launch a second over-the-air TV channel or OTA. The first attempt, MeTV Too, shut down back in 2013. The channel offers a huge collection of classic shows like T.J. Hooker, Mod Squad, Mission: Impossible, Space 1999, The Andy Griffith Show, and more. You can find the full schedule on MeTV’s website HERE.
Frndly is just one of a myriad of streaming services to raise their prices over the last several months, from YouTube TV to Hulu + Live TV, with on-demand services like Disney+ and Peacock also jacking up prices with the cost of content rising.
Here are Frndly’s plans:
- Basic: Frndly’s starter package includes 40+ channels live and on-demand, SD video quality, and users can watch one screen at a time for $7.99 per month.
- Classic: For $9.99 per month, subscribers can watch all the channels Frndly has to offer in HD video quality. Plus, the plan includes unlimited DVR recordings that you can keep for 3 months and you can watch 2 screens at a time.
- Premium: The Premium plan unlocks everything that Frndly has to offer. For $12.99 per month, subscribers can watch all 40+ channels in HD video quality with unlimited DVR recording that you can keep for 9 months. Plus, you can watch on 4 screens at a time.