Published on December 12th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson2
YouTube TV expands to 34 new markets
The live streaming TV service YouTube TV has expanded its service to 34 new U.S. markets, including Buffalo, NY, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, and Tulsa, OK, to name a few.
The additions bring the total number of markets for the service to 84, from the previous 49.
The new YouTube TV markets to join the list are:
- Baton Rouge
- Cedar Rapids
- Colorado Springs
- Des Moines
- Ft. Myers-Naples
- Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas)
- Grand Rapids
- Green Bay
- Greenville, SC
- Huntsville-Decatur (Alabama)
- Jackson (Mississippi)
- Little Rock
- New Orleans
- Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg
- Portland-Auburn (Maine)
- Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia)
- South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana)
- Springfield (Missouri)
YouTube TV’s parent company, Google, did not make an official announcement of the expansion, confirming the news online through its YouTube TV Help Forums and via an update to its ‘Available locations’ list.
It is not specifically known what local affiliates are available in each of the 34 new markets. In certain regions, a network may only offer video-on-demand if live TV isn’t currently available.
YouTube TV is a live streaming TV service that launched in April of this year. It is not available as a standalone app for Apple TV, but the company announced in October it would release such an app “In the coming weeks”. The app has yet to be announced via the Apple TV App Store.
The service offers 52 channels including many local NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox affiliates for a flat fee of $35 a month with no contract. Its main features include a Cloud-based DVR with no storage limits for up to nine months at no additional charge and six accounts per household. Channels like HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT, Comedy Central, MTV, HGTV, and Food Network, to name just a few, are not available on YouTube TV.