Best city for Youtube TV
January 15, 2018 7:53 AM   Subscribe

We want to get Youtube Tv at home and noticed that not all the cities have the same content. Assuming we want to get the most "bang for our buck", where in the US would be the best city to register?

We like to watch tv series and sometimes football, we used to have DirecTV for this. Due to "reasons" we had to cancel that service and are looking at Youtube Tv. Is it going to be good for this purpose? And supposing we have a choice of where to register, what's the best city to do so?
posted by CrazyLemonade to Technology (4 answers total)
From everything I can gather, YouTube TV uses information from your local ISP to determine your home location during the sign-up process, and that's the only package you can sign up for. From YouTube TV support:
When you sign up for YouTube TV, you'll need to confirm your home area. You must physically be in your home area to sign up. If you're away from home, please wait to sign up until you've returned.
YouTube TV uses your internet connection to determine your location. If it can't identify where you are, you'll see an alert that YouTube TV doesn't have access to your location. You'll be asked—either by your web browser or mobile device—to allow YouTube TV to identify your location.
And even if you do sign up in one location, what you can actually watch live is still determined by your location at the time. So you may not be able to do what you want to do.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:13 AM on January 15, 2018

Yes thank you. For the purposes of this question assume we can choose a city.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 8:26 AM on January 15, 2018

Is this the table you're looking for? It doesn't list "premium networks", though.
posted by hoyland at 10:21 AM on January 15, 2018

That table hoyland linked seems to give you the info you need -- looks like the variations only come down to the local affiliate channels. If you're thinking you can use a VPN or something and fake your location, I am skeptical that will work, but if you think you can do it, I would say the only other factor to consider is time zones. East coast would ensure you always see everything live, but if you're on the west coast, primetime will start at 5pm.
posted by AppleTurnover at 10:38 AM on January 15, 2018

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