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.

Tips:
  • You can only change your home area twice every 12 months. 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.
  • Learn more about how to watch and record sports.

How to update your location for YouTube TV | US Only

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Learn how to change or update your current location below.

Change your home area

  1. Log into YouTube TV on a mobile web browser or computer.
  2. Select your profile photo and then Home Area.
  3. Select Update next to "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 .
  3. ​Select Settings and then Area and then Current Playback Area.​
  4. Select Update next to "Current playback area."
  5. On your mobile device, go to tv.youtube.com/settings/area. Allow the website to access your device’s location to update your current playback area.
Watch this video to learn how to update your current location.

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/settings/area. 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.

Turn location services on or off at Settings and then Privacy and then Location Services.

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

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