YouTube’s standalone TV streaming service, aptly titled YouTube TV, was launched a few months back. It was only made available in a few markets in the United States which is why the service has seen a slow start. The service is now going to be available in more markets across the country so that’s certainly going to help it grow its user base.
YouTube TV was only made available to customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area when was launched a couple of months ago. YouTube has now confirmed that availability is being expanded to ten additional markets.
In addition to the five markets where the service is already live in, YouTube TV is going to be live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and Charlotte soon. YouTube says that the service will be launched in these markets within the coming weeks.
The company’s data shows that more Millennials are using YouTube TV than any other generational group, the service has been built to suit their mobile and flexible lifestyles. This expansion will enable millions more to stream their favorite cable and broadcast networks live without having any of the strings attached to a conventional TV service.