YouTube TV is finally coming close to national availability. The streaming TV service was announced in February 2017, and gradually entered additional markets after it was officially launched. YouTube claims the 100 largest US markets already have access to YouTube TV. Today, however, the company announces another significant extension: 95 more markets are added immediately, which is enough to cover "98% of US households" when combined with areas where the service is already available. YouTube claims that other markets needed for true national coverage will emerge shortly afterwards.
"These are exciting daily news, cord and cord scissors from Boisean to Gainesville, Anchorage to Yuma, and Erie to Topeka," YouTube TV program manager Ben Moores wrote.
But there is one drawback to this expansion of availability: not all markets will be able to carry all four of the mainstream distributors: ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. YouTube claims that all YouTube TV markets will have access to at least three of the four. I have 1
Below are the cities included in today's 95 new YouTube TV markets, which lack at least one large network, with the missing ones listed next to each. As you will see, the affiliates of ABC and Fox are the main concerns in these areas. CBS does not seem to be a problem anywhere; available on any single YouTube TV channel.
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- Cheyenne-Scotsblau: ABC
- Davenport-R.Island-Mölln: ABC
- Duluth-Superior Fox 19659009 ] Ft. Wayne: Fox
- Gainesville: Fox
- Lakes: Fox
- Lansing: ABC
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- The existing markets in New Orleans and Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Haston no longer had an ABC, with everyone else offering all four television networks. Here you can enter your zip code to see a list of channels in your area.
The service subscription cost is $ 40 a month, giving you over 60 networks (the Viacom and Discovery networks, which are the main gaps), a cloud DVR with endless storage space and six separate household user accounts.
The great YouTube user experience and the best YouTube video recorders is what made me call it the best internet TV service you can get. It felt a little odd to make this statement when there are still patches in the US where the service remains inaccessible, so I'm glad to see that YouTube is approaching the final line of US enlargement.