Manage your home area or current location for YouTube TV

Attention: NFL Sunday Ticket YouTube Primetime Channel subscribers.

If you're having trouble verifying your location, go to this article for help.

What you can watch and record on YouTube TV is based on your home area. When you sign up for YouTube TV, we'll ask you to share your home zip code. We may also ask you to verify your area via your device location permissions. This is to make sure you get the right networks in your location.

Keep in mind:

  • You can only change your home area twice per year. You have to be physically in your new home area to update your home area in YouTube TV.
  • If you travel outside of your home area, you can view local programs in the location you travel to, but you can’t record anything outside of your home area. When you travel outside of your home area, you can’t watch local networks airing in your home area.
  • If you're a frequent traveler, make sure to use YouTube TV at least once every 3 months in your home area. This check in ensures you will continue to get the correct local networks.
Tip: Learn more about how to watch and record sports.

How to update your location for YouTube TV | US Only

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Learn more about location requirements and how to change your location below.

Change your home area

  1. Go to
  2. Select your profile photo "" and then Location.
  3. Select Update next to "Home area."


Update your current location


On a smart TV

If you're watching with our TV app, you can update your current playback area (for example, if you're traveling).
  1. Open the YouTube TV app on your TV.
  2. Select your profile photo "".
  3. Select Location and then Current Playback Area.
  4. Follow the prompts to update your location on a mobile app, or web browser.
    • ​​To update on a mobile device, go to
    • Allow the website to access your device’s location to update your current playback area.

On a web browser

  1. Open YouTube TV.
  2. Select your profile photo "" and then Location.
  3. Select Update next to "Current playback area."
If we can't correctly identify your location, you'll be asked to go to Allow the website to access your device’s location (if you haven't already) to verify the current playback area.
Watch this video to learn how to update your current location.

Troubleshoot location permissions

Still having trouble? Location permissions might be turned off on your device. You can check by following these steps.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click either More .
  3. Click Settings and then "Privacy and security" section.
  4. Click Site settings.
  5. Select Location and change your location settings.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might manage location settings for you, in which case you may not be able to can't change them via these directions. Learn about using a managed Chrome device.

If you're using a web browser other than Chrome, check your browser settings to change location permissions. Learn more about location permissions on the following internet browsers:

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