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.
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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.
<p>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.</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#398980">In reply to mikes_infl:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yes, real value would come from charging $1/month per non-premium channel you choose.</p>