Google Brings YouTube TV to 34 New Metro Areas

Google Brings YouTube TV to 34 New Metro Areas

Google’s been building on the foundations of YouTube ever since it acquired it back in 2006. While the platform’s (likely) a money-losing venture for the company, the search giant’s come up with a number of ways to leverage its intellectual property profitably. One of the most recent avenues is YouTube Red, a subscription-based ad-free viewing experience, and another is a la carte cable service YouTube TV. The latter is expanding, Google announced on Tuesday: YouTube TV is now available in an additional 34 different markets throughout the United States.

With today’s announcement, YouTube TV grew from 49 markets (in September of this year) to a total of 84. Here’s where the service is now available:

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  • Albany
  • Baton Rouge
  • Buffalo
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Chattanooga
  • Colorado Springs
  • Des Moines
  • Flint
  • Fresno-Visalia
  • Ft. Myers-Naples
  • Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas)
  • Grand Rapids
  • Green Bay
  • Greenville (either SC or NC, whichever didn’t have it last time)
  • Huntsville-Decatur (Florida)
  • Jackson (Mississippi)
  • Knoxville
  • Little Rock
  • Madison
  • New Orleans
  • Omaha
  • Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg
  • Portland-Auburn (Maine)
  • Providence
  • Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia)
  • Rochester
  • Savannah
  • Shreveport
  • South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana)
  • Spokane
  • Springfield (Missouri)
  • Toledo
  • Tucson
  • Tulsa
  • Waco

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YouTube TV had a bit of a mixed reception when it launched earlier this year. Google’s paid TV competitor injects commercials between TV shows, which some viewers don’t appreciate. And worse, it doesn’t let you skip those commercials on recorded.

Still, YouTube TV boasts content from some of the most popular channels in the country, including ESPN and CNN. It’ll likely never replace the massive Comcast, Spectrum, and FiOS TV packages against which it competes, but for some people, it’s certainly a cheaper, surprisingly uncompromising alternative.


Via: Droid Life Source: Google Support

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