YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

Brittany A. Roston - Aug 17, 2017, 4:03 pm CST
YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

YouTube TV, the company’s livestreaming television service, has just expanded to another fourteen markets. This expansion follows a recent one that brought the television option to a number of major cities, and it will be followed up in ‘coming weeks’ with another expansion into an additional 17 markets. This time around, YouTube TV has gone live in big and moderately large cities like Boston, the Seattle-Tacoma region, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, and others.

Though YouTube TV launched with a relatively small number of supported regions, Google’s video platform has been working hard to expand the service across major metro regions throughout the US. With YouTube TV, subscribers are able to access live television programming over the Internet. The service is competing with other big-name OTT TV services like DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV, and Sling TV.

In addition to the above mentioned cities, YouTube TV is now available to subscribers located in: Baltimore, Columbus (OH), Louisville, Jackson-Brunswick, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Memphis, Nashville, West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce, and Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota. In addition to the other markets where YouTube TV is already available, Google’s OTT platform covers a huge number of individuals in all parts of the US.

Google plans to further expand YouTube TV into another 17 markets in the next several weeks. Those markets have been revealed ahead of time, and include other major metropolitan areas including: Cleveland-Akron, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Denver, San Diego, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News, Austin, Birmingham, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem, Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon York, and Hartford-New Haven.

YouTube TV offers a variety of major networks including FOX, ABC, CBS, ESPN, NBC, and others. The platform offers unlimited cloud DVR storage, an included six accounts per household, and a price point of $35/month. One could suitably describe this as a skinny bundle offering, one that clocks in at a relatively inexpensive price point for 40 or so channels overall.


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