YouTube TV has region specific programming, here’s how to see if you can access it.
YouTube TV is the newest method of cutting the cord to your cable provider, while still being able to watch the shows you’ve gotten hooked on over the years. While anyone can get a subscription to YouTube TV, you’ll need to be in a covered market in order to watch local programs like the news.
We’ve got the details on where you need to be, to access everything YouTube TV has to offer.
What countries can access YouTube TV?
For the time being, only users in the U.S. will be able to take advantage of YouTube TV. This is probably because it won’t be immediately available to all parts of the US, and Google wants to get it rolled out completely before looking to other countries. If it does roll out to other countries it’s going to be a while before we hear about it.
What are the currently covered areas for YouTube TV?
YouTube TV delivers both local, and national programming, and that’s where things get tricky. Right now, YouTube TV is available in over 30 different Metropolitan markets and the local programming therein. However, if you don’t live in one of these markets you can still sign up for YouTube TV to access national programming and recorded programs.
- Baton Rouge
- Cedar Rapids
- Champaign & Springfield-Decatur
- Colorado Springs
- Columbia (S.C.)
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Des Moines
- Ft. Myers-Naples
- Ft Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
- Grand Rapids
- Green Bay
- Greenville (North and South Carolina)
- Huntsville-Decatur (Alabama)
- Jackson (Mississippi)
- Kansas City
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul
- New Orleans
- New York City
- Oklahoma City
- Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne
- Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg
- Portland-Auburn (Maine)
- Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia)
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
- South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana)
- Springfield (Missouri)
- St. Louis
- Washington DC
- West Palm Beach
- Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton
Will it be expanding?
Yes, Google initially rolled out YouTube TV to 10 major metropolitan markets. Since then it’s already expanded into more than 40 markets, with more room to grow. Considering in just a few months it has more than tripled the markets it’s available in, it’s a solid bet to continue to see this kind of growth.
This means that even if you aren’t in a city with YouTube TV right now, that may change sooner than you think.
Do you still have questions about whether you can watch YouTube TV? Are you in a covered area? Let us know about it in the comments below!
Updated 4/10/2018 – Added 5 new markets for YouTube TV.
April 10, 2018 at 12:01PM