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YouTube TV Adds 158 local affiliates – Leaps Over PS Vue and DIRECTV NOW

In a single day, YouTube TV more than doubled its count of local affiliates, now second only to Hulu

A Banner Day for Youtube TV

Residents of Albuquerque, Charlotte, Des Moines, Flint, Huntsville, Little Rock, Omaha, Portland, Rochester, and Tulsa woke up to find, for the first time, all four major local affiliate networks available via YouTube TV. And those were just a few of a total of 34 markets in which YouTube TV rolled out local network coverage today.

Most significantly, today we can report that with this expansion, YouTube TV has eclipsed 300 local channels across the country. Today’s surge of local station additions has propelled the service over rivals DIRECTV NOW and Playstation Vue and second only to Hulu Live TV which has recently achieved an industry leading 440 locals.

We’ve compiled a chart comparing local channel access for all major streaming services, including today’s additions from Youtube TV:

  • Portland Oregon AND Portland Maine both went live with ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC as part of this rollout. Congrats to residents of those cities as well as the residents of the other markets involved in this update. Now we patiently wait for the engineers to deliver on the apps that will allow access on Apple TVs, Rokus and Fire TVs.