Manage your home area or current location for YouTube TV

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. Open the YouTube TV app.
  2. Select your profile photo and then Location and then Home Area.
  3. Select Update Home Area.

CHANGE 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 and then Location.
  3. Select Update next to "Current playback area."
  4. On your mobile device, go to tv.youtube.com/verify. Allow the website to access your device’s location to update your current playback area.

On a mobile device

  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 tv.youtube.com/verify. Allow the website to access your device’s location (if you haven't already) to verify the current playback area.

Troubleshoot location permissions

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

  1. Open your device's settings ''.
  2. Tap Apps and Notifications.
  3. Scroll to find YouTube TV in the apps list.
  4. Tap Permissions and then Location to view your current settings.
  5. To switch to a different setting, tap to select one of the other options listed.

Clearing your cache and cookies may also help resolve location issues.

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