The time has come that everyone in the United States will be able to use YouTube TV. When the YouTube TV was announced to the public in February 2017, the plan was to have the service available for everyone. Since then, it has expanded into more markets gradually. Before today, only 100 US markets were able to access the YouTube TV service. However, starting today, approximately 98 percent of the US market will have access to YouTube TV as it is now available in 95 more markets. YouTube says that they plan on making the service available for the rest of the country very soon.
YouTube’s TV program manager Ben Moores stated that, “That’s exciting news for living rooms, cord cutters, and cord-nevers from Bozeman to Gainesville, Anchorage to Yuma, and Erie to Topeka,”
YouTube included a list of the cities that do not have at least one big network out of the 95 new markets that they are bringing YouTube TV to. In a majority of these missing markets, FOX and ABC affiliates are the main networks that are lacking in these areas. The big network that is available everywhere is CBS where YouTube TV is offered to every single market.
The price for a YouTube TV subscription is still $40 a month. This service gives you access to more than 60 networks (except for channels like Discovery networks and Viacom being omitted), the choice to have six different user account for a household, and an infinite storage space cloud DVR. Some would say that YouTube TV’s service is considered one of the best internet television service because of the quality DVR assortment and the well designed user experience. While YouTube has not reached one hundred percent service reach, it is good to see them make strides to reach as many people as they can.