Unavailable programs in YouTube TV
You may occasionally see viewing restrictions while trying to watch certain programs, like sports events, on YouTube TV. Viewing restrictions are set by our content partners, such as sports leagues or network partners. They vary based on your current or home location, the content you're trying to watch, which platform or device you're watching on, and possibly other restrictions made by our partners.
Affected programs will be unavailable in YouTube TV. If a restriction is in effect in your location, we'll do our best to let you know. If you think you're seeing a viewing restriction in error, contact support for help.
Types of viewing restrictions
Mobile viewing restriction
Location-based viewing restriction
Some programs, like sports events, aren't available in certain geographic locations. These restrictions are set by content owners and vary based on your location, the program you're watching, and more. Affected programs will be designated with this icon .
If you're traveling, you may also be restricted in which live TV programs you can watch. You'll see this icon if a program you're recording is unavailable to watch live. Your recording will be available in your library after the live program ends. Learn about using YouTube TV while traveling.
Total viewing restriction
- If you're a frequent traveler, make sure to use YouTube TV at least once every three months in your home area. This ensures YouTube TV can continue to offer you the correct local networks.
- If you're an MLB fan, make sure to use YouTube TV at least once every 30 days in your home area to avoid sports game-related viewing restrictions.
- If you move out of the home area you signed up in, you'll need to update your location in YouTube TV.