Approximately two months after declaring its service was available nationwide, YouTube TV said it is now available in 100% of the TV markets in the U.S.
The service announced its completed market rollout late last night on Twitter and thanked a city in Montana for being the final piece.
Glendive, Montana: we couldn't have done it without you! We can now officially say that YouTube TV is available in every television market in the U.S. Welcome to the family! 🎉 #WatchLikeAFan— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) March 27, 2019
When asked about adding the NHL Network to its lineup, Team YouTube said that adding new networks to its lineup is something it’s always working on.
In January, YouTube TV adding 95 new markets including Anchorage; Boise, Idaho; Columbus-Tupelo, Mississippi; Duluth-Superior, Minnesota; Erie, Pennsylvania; Fargo, North Dakota; Gainesville, Florida; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Lafayette, Indiana; Missoula, Missouri; Palm Springs, California; Reno, Nevady; Sioux City, Iowa; Topeka, Kansas; Utica, New York; Wichita Falls, Kansas; and Yuma-El Centro, Arizona. The company said those additions put its coverage at 98% in the U.S.
YouTube TV has yet to divulge its subscriber totals but recent reports suggest that the service is catching up with leaders Sling TV and DirecTV Now. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that YouTube TV had passed 1 million subscribers and that Hulu with Live TV is approaching 2 million subscribers.
Dish Network ended 2018 with 2.42 million Sling TV subscribers and DirecTV Now closed out the past year by losing 267,000 subscribers. FuboTV said in October that it was approaching 250,000 subscribers.
YouTube TV is priced at $40 per month and includes more than 60 live TV channels, cloud DVR and support for up to six accounts. Channels include ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC along with local affiliate broadcast television from those networks in 90% of markets where YouTube TV is available. The lineup also includes AMC, Cartoon Network, CNN, ESPN, Fox News, FS1, FX, TBS, TNT and several regional sports networks.
When YouTube TV first launched in 2017, it was priced at $35 per month and was only available in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia. The company has steadily added more programming and available markets since then.
In March 2018, YouTube TV brought in Turner’s networks including CNN and TBS and raised its prices by $5 per month. But existing YouTube TV subscribers were grandfathered in at the original price.