As of today, YouTube TV is officially going nationwide. It has been around for almost a couple years now but has only been available in select areas.
What makes YouTube TV different from all of the other live TV streaming services out there is that it does not come to an area until it has all of that area’s local affiliates. This means that it will not come to an area until it has your local ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC and CW affiliates.
Since this has taken a lot of time to do and that it is trying to compete with other services like Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and PlayStation Vue, it would make sense for the service to make a full nationwide rollout.
According to CNBC, YouTube TV will soon be in 95 new markets, covering 195 regions and making up 98 percent of US households.
The service also has over 70 channels, which includes YouTube Originals as well, but does not include the additional local channels one may receive.
It can be considered a sports fan’s dream service since it has all of the ESPN networks, FOX Sports networks (including local FSN stations) and NBC Sports networks (including local NBC Sports stations), along with other sports networks such as Big Ten Network (BTN) and MLB Network.
YouTube TV currently costs $40 per month. It does allow users to get a five-day free trial of the service, which can help you determine whether or not it is something that works for you and is something you would want. To sign up for a free trial, click here.
YouTube TV is currently available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, and the Apple TV. However, in order to watch on the Mac, you must be using either Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser, and not Safari.