Google Finally Makes YouTube TV Available Across the U.S.
Just in time for Super Bowl LIII, Google has announced its expanding YouTube TV’s availability across the country. With the company stating the service is now available to 98 percent of households in the United States, YouTube TV is essentially available nationwide.
Nearly two years ago, we launched YouTube TV, a new and reimagined way to enjoy cable-free live TV on your terms. Since then, we’ve been working to make sure that people in the top 100 markets in the United States can watch their favorite sports, news, and shows—without the hassles that come with traditional cable TV. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re bringing this experience to the rest of the country. YouTube TV is going nationwide!
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.
According to Google, YouTube TV is expanding to 95 new markets today, adding onto the company’s previous list of 100 supported areas of the U.S. Unfortunately, this still doesn’t mean all markets will have access to every channel available though YouTube TV, with some areas still lacking access to one or two of the Big 4 broadcasting networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX). The Verge has a full list of markets in its article on today’s news.
If you’re curious to see which channels are available in your area, you can punch in your ZIP code here. Google says that missing two percent of households in the U.S. should gain access to YouTube TV “shortly.”