Google announced today that YouTube TV is coming to 10 more markets in the United States in the next few weeks.
“We are really excited about YouTube TV and pleased that it will be expanding to ten more markets in just a couple of weeks.” Google CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki writes. “YouTube TV was built for the YouTube generation that loves live TV but wants it delivered in a way that suits their mobile and flexible lifestyles.”
The 10 new markets are Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.. The service is already available in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
YouTube TV is a paid streaming service that offers live TV from broadcast networks, cable networks, and premium networks, a cloud-based DVR with unlimited storage, broad device and screen compatibility via Android, iOS, Chromecast, and the web. It launched earlier this year and costs $35 per month, plus you can add a few additional premium networks at additional cost.
YouTube TV is one of the “cord cutting” services I’m considering for the new house: It’s available in Emmaus, which is apparently close enough to Philadelphia to count, and I like that it will work with up to six accounts and on all the devices and TVs we use. I’m eager to give it a shot.
<blockquote><a href="#151514"><em>In reply to NazmusLabs:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yes, "cord cutting" is poorly named. But net neutrality does nothing to reduce the cost or near monopoly of ISPs. It's useful because it prevents ISPs from charging different fees to different content providers but ISPs are free, as they always have been, to charge whatever they want for consumer access to the Internet.</p>
<p>When it comes to the basic necessities of tv watching and the most popular networks, Youtube TV is the best. The service consist of ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and The CW, therefore it won't be necessary to buy any OTA antennae. As for everything else, it has pretty much everything, except CNN and it's family of networks. Then again, no one watches them as evidenced by the low ratings and their continuous FAKE NEWS coverage. </p><p><br></p><p>The only problem with Youtube TV is that Google is smart, when it comes to accessing their service via VPN. When I subscribed to DirecTV Now, I was able to VPN the service from 3 Asian countries with no problem at all.</p>