YouTube TV, Google's answer to the rise of OTT TV, has expanded into 14 new US 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.
YouTube TV competes with similar streaming services such as Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirectTV Now and Playstation Vue.
Google says the latest expansion made the service available in 50% of US homes. The service recently added Scripps' news network Newsy, perhaps opening the door for more of its offerings. In order to subscribe, customers must pay a $35 monthly fee, which will allow them to access live streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, Comcast SportsNet and dozens more.
Today, YouTube TV's service is officially available in the new markets of Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, OH, Jacksonville-Brunswick, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa-St.
Beyond the 14 markets added today, 17 more markets are coming in the next few weeks, like Austin, Birmingham, Cleveland-Akron, Denver, Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Hartford-New Haven, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Oklahoma City, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego and St. Louis.
The services does, however, come with unlimited DVR and six accounts to share with whomever you wish.
That means that over 50 networks are now available in YouTube TV's base package.