YouTube TV is Coming to 10 More Markets

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Cloud, iOS, Mobile, Music + Videos with 30 Comments

YouTube TV is Coming to 10 More Markets

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.

 

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31 responses to “YouTube TV is Coming to 10 More Markets”

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    bpech

    I think the unlimited DVR capability is key...record everything you're interested in (if it's available) and watch on your schedule.


    Cool!

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    Bats

    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.


    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.

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    peterh_oz

    I've spent the last month with Fubo.tv, has all the features of youtube (dvr etc). Haven't compared the channels. I used it to stream NBC's Tour de France in Australia (with DNS redirect from getflix.com) as they had proper commentary whereas most countries took the ASO coverage which was shite. I notice Fubo has a lot of US sport channels plus some entertainment ones. No local channels, but that's what a rooftop antenna is for. Could be worth a comparison with youtube tv. Google is powerful enough!

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    Tony Barrett

    I'm still waiting for Youtube Red in the UK. US customers got this ad-free premium version of Youtube 'free' when subscribing to Play Music. It was meant to extend out of the US at some point, but I'm still waiting....

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    pdrodliz

    In Puerto Rico Liberty Cable Provides me with all local channels and all the national networks (a Total of 100+ channels) and Telephone and 60 Mbs internet for $128.01 monthly including taxes. Is this triple pack comparable to Comcast or Time Wagner?

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    fishnet37222

    The only use I'd ever have for live TV is sports and until the MSG sports networks are carried by any of these services, they're of no use to me.

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    Ekim

    No love for the Seattle area?

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    rgelb

    In addition to what I've said before...how do you go to market without an XBOX app?

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    rgelb

    I tried it, but no thank you. It's non-stop commercials everywhere. Having cut the cord a while ago and just used Netflix/Amazon Prime - i simply want to watch my TV without constant interruptions.


    If YouTube TV came with a tier that let you avoid commercials, I'd give it a shot. But not as it stands.

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    spacein_vader

    As a Brit, this just shows just how odd the American Internet & TV markets are. In every other country I've visited the whole country is one market from a TV standpoint, multiple ISPs are available at all but the most rural addresses and download caps only exist on mobile Internet. The crucial point is that rarely are your ISP and content providers linked, so you can get unlimited broadband for £25ish a month & then only pay content providers once for the likes of Netflix or YouTube.


    Normally I wouldn't care, but as most big Internet firms are US based they're very slow to expand to and learn from foreign markets. In the UK virtually every home has an aerial and most also have a satellite dish. Cable is a distant 3rd.


    It always Amazes me how the most capitalistic and pro free market economy on the world had virtual monopolies in these areas. Especially government mandated ones.

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    RonV42

    Until they get Xbox and Roku support this is a non starter for me.

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    SvenJ

    Just how does this 'paid streaming service' get to my house? Ah yes, over the Comcast (or whatever) internet connection, which has a cap. So what cord did I actually cut? And who controls the price of the tube over which I am downloading the competition's content?

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      NazmusLabs

      In reply to SvenJ:


      You misunderstood cord cutting. Cord cutting means using ISPs and cable companies as dumb internet pipes and selectively choosing your entertainment options yourself, without being forced to buy into expensive packages containing hundreds of channels you don't want to watch just to be able to offer watch a particular show in Las, say in the Show Time channel or to watch one of your favorite sports.


      As for the controlling the pricing of competitors, that's what net neutrality is for. Thanks to the FCC and and Obama, it's illegal for any ISP like evil Comcast to control pricing on bandwidth of internet content. That's why the internet and big companies are fighting the Trump administration from reversing the law. Comcast and others have bribed Trump and the congress so they can reverse the net neutrality rules. Let's hope it fails like the Healthcare bill has!

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        skane2600

        In reply to NazmusLabs:

        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.

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        SvenJ

        In reply to NazmusLabs: No, I don't misunderstand the concept. I am fascinated by the concept of 'cutting the cord' and then subscribing to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime (to get their offerings), and a slew of other services to get back to the same level of content you had with Comcast, or whoever. I did cut the cord, but I have resorted to OTA TV for most of my entertainment. I did it to save money, not to stick it to Comcast. They still get my money anyway.


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    Martin Couture

    Hey oohhhh! Canada! We're up here!

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    Waethorn

    How is yet another streaming service any different than paying for cable channel packages again?

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    dcdevito

    I've been using YouTube TV for months now and I absolutely love it. It's cheap, I share it 4 other people legally, it has the Yes network for Yankee games (among many sports channels) and lots of great content. It's a steal for the price.

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    darkgrayknight

    Hulu now has Live TV, so I'm looking into that, as YouTube TV won't be available anywhere near me probably for a long time and I'd rather it be available on the Xbox One.

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