YouTube TV Goes Nationwide in the United States

Posted on January 23, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 13 Comments

YouTube TV is Finally Coming to TVs

Google is announcing a big expansion for its cord-cutting streaming service YouTube TV. The service is now coming to 95 new markets, expanding its reach in the United States. Google is yet to talk about a potential expansion for global markets, however.

The 95 new markets will make YouTube TV available to 98% of US households, according to Google. The service is now available in a total of 195 regions throughout the United States, though the availability of certain networks might vary depending on your location.

YouTube TV offers access to 60+ networks for $40 a month, with channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNBC, E!, Disney, ESPN, National Geographic, etc. Users can also get access to other premium channels at an additional price.

YouTube’s expansion to these new markets is a big deal if you are in the United States and looking to cut the cord. “Just in time for the Big Game, you can now bring together some tasty game day snacks with the full experience of YouTube TV. That’s exciting news for living rooms, cord-cutters, and cord-nevers in neighborhoods far and wide, from Bozeman to Gainesville, Anchorage to Yuma, and Erie to Topeka,” the company said in a blog post, announcing the expansion.

You can check to see if YouTube TV is available for you on here.

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13 responses to “YouTube TV Goes Nationwide in the United States”

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    yoshi

    So far I've tried Sling, DirecTV Now, and YouTube TV. YouTube TV has been my favorite one. Streaming quality always seems top notch and it carries a major local sports network that the other ones don't have.


    But even though I have tried all these, I still maintain cable. Cutting the cord and adding one of these plans, along with Netflix/Hulu/etc, I'm paying just about the same as I am with cable.

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    nicholas_kathrein

    I have YouTube TV and it's great. If your looking to cut the cord it's one of the best choices out.

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    DaddyBrownJr

    I started my free trial a couple of days ago and I'm really impressed. I am almost ready to get my scissors out...

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    skane2600

    I think "cord cutting" is a very poor term for not subscribing to cable TV. For many people in the US, if not the majority, cutting the cord would mean no support for home streaming services except on mobile devices with a poor and expensive service. Unless you do all your online activities using free wifi, you always pay for more than just the content you want.

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    prjman

    Cutting the cord doesn't necessarily mean subscribing to cable through another provider, at least in my world. Get your local TV channels via an HDTV antenna. You'll be surprised at how much is out there.


    Get an Android TV, Roku, or even better, hook a PC up to your TV for the ultimate selection of online content. There is so much to watch, it's ridiculous.

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    bill_russell

    As someone who now uses Youtube TV, along with Netflix and occasional HBO GO subscription, regardless if you one day look around and realize you have effectively with the same costs and unneeded channels as cable, you typically have the following major advantages

    The ability to easily add and remove various channels and services month to month, with out "2 year contracts" to be locked in.

    The ability to watch anything on any streaming box/device anywhere.

    choices of many streaming devices, built in the TV or inexpensive, like $29 Roku.

    Cloud anywhere DVR (unlimited on youtube tv at least)

    no dependence or rental fees for old clunky cable boxes (that take 10 min. to reboot) and per-room recordings




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    FirstRingToRuleThemAllDaily

    ”Nationwide” is a bit misleading. Ninety - eight percent doesn't include Wyoming haha.

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    mikes_infl

    Like so many other terms, "cutting the cable" has been relegated to the new-gen dung heap of old words. It lost its significance when cable providers became ISP's and cellular service came with too many false "unlimited" advantages. It really wasn't that long ago that cutting the cable meant just that.


    We get a lot of channels via broadcast OTA and rotate through the streaming services (Netflix, HULU, BritBox or Acorn, and CBS AllAccess) at the end of each series we find interesting. That way we just have about a $10 per month charge for the current service of interest. We gave up on HBO and the like long ago.


    With YouTube TV at a $40 rate, I doubt we'll ever get around to using it. That seems just like the old cable TV companies.

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    DKRowe

    I joined at the start of College football season and while I was prepared to try DirectTV Now, Hulu, and Sling if not satisfied, I'm still enjoying it. The only drawback for me so far, no History Channel.

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    hdegroot

    Yup, Youtube TV, Netflix and all its sisters are expensive.

    But I'm happy I can share these services with my just-out-of-college-kids.

    You couldn't do that with 20th century cable service.



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    Vladimir Carli

    I don’t live in the us and I have trouble getting this. What’s the point of cutting a cord to tie up another one?

    V.

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