YouTube released its signature IPTV streaming service YouTube TV in April competing with the likes of SlingTV and PlayStation’s Vue. The premium service has been priced well above competitors at $34.99 per month with 47 TV cable channels available to stream live.

There is a range of channels in each category ranging from news, lifestyle, kids, business, history, nature, TV shows and there is a brilliant selection of channels for sports fans. Currently the service is in testing or beta phase, YouTube Live TV is only available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube representatives have established that the service is coming to more cities soon with more channels in the pipeline.

Is YouTube Live TV Blocked outside USA?

Yes, YouTube Live TV will not be available to viewers outside the 5 prescribed US cities, even later the service will only be made available to US viewers only. Which is why you should read our guide below:

How to Watch YouTube Live TV from Region

YouTube like other IPTV providers doesn’t maintain a very strict stance over unblocking videos and channels through unblocking software. The ideal way to unblock YouTube TV and sign up for it is with a VPN service, as we do with other services. Do remember that even though we need a VPN service to unblock YouTube Live TV, the VPN must offer servers from the cities listed above.

  • Sign up for any of the VPN services listed below (Or your provider of  choice that has a server in the cities mentioned above)
  • Download the respective VPN app (or OpenVPN if the provider supports it) on your device/computer
  • Connect to a server in the cities listed above that Youtube TV works in.
  • Voila! You should now be able to access the service easily.

To determine the ideal VPN for YouTube Live TV I browsed through the server lists of only the best streaming VPN providers and found the following as the best choices.

PureVPN

Hong Kong based PureVPN is one of the oldest & reliable VPN services today, with over a decades experience delivering privacy services. PureVPN has it all including a wallet friendly price, apps, servers across the world, superstar support, business services, streaming servers and a range of tunneling protocols to choose from.

If you wish to unblock YouTube Live TV with PureVPN the provider offers servers in the following US cities:

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Chicago
  3. New York
  4. San Francisco

*PureVPN does not provide the number of servers in each city.

 

ExpressVPN

Based in the British Virgin Islands, ExpressVPN is an icon of the VPN industry powered by one of the fastest server infrastructures in the world. The provider offers a huge server network across the USA with streaming optimized servers located in:

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  • New York
  1. San Francisco

*ExpressVPN does not provide the number of servers in each city.

Apart from its excellent server network ExpressVPN offers some brilliant features including cutting edge apps (Win/Mac/iOS/Android), unlimited bandwidth, SmartDNS service, servers in 95 countries, and you can use the service on up to 3 devices at a time with one account. ExpressVPN may be expensive but remains one of the best VPN services in the world.

IPVanish

USA based IPVanish is possible one of the best options to watch YouTube’s Live TV service from anywhere in the world. Primarily due to its vast server network within the US, allowing users to easily unblock streaming services like HBO Now, Netflix, HULU and others with blazing speeds (not that blazing though now). IPVanish servers to unblock YouTube TV are located in:

  1. Chicago (39 Servers)
  2. Los Angeles (36 Servers)
  • New York (34 Servers)

The self-proclaimed first top tier VPN in the world does offer an attractive offer with excellent price, superb apps (Win/Mac/iOS/Android) with a dedicated streaming option, tier-1 server infrastructure (basically it means high speed servers), gaming support and much more.

VyprVPN

VyprVPN is a revered name in the VPN industry with over 15 years of experience serving the networking & privacy industries. VyprVPN is usually known for its super speed gaming server, but offers optimized streaming servers for subscribers as well. Those looking for exclusive servers to unblock YouTube Live TV, there are ready servers available in:

  1. Chicago
  2. Los Angeles
  • New York
  1. San Francisco

*VyprVPN does not provide the number of servers in each city.

VyprVPN offers the basics with its powerful VPN network including apps for all major OS, signature Chameleon protocol, exclusive gaming support, but, remember VyprVPN is a very expensive service.

In a Nutshell

I hope you found my article useful and can now unblock YouTube Live TV services no matter where you reside. In case you face issues, just let me know in the comments section and I will do my best to sort it out for you. Remember to share the article if you liked it using the social buttons above, stay tuned for more updates on YouTube Live TV channels.

Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a senior editor and a most viewed writer on Quora in Internet Privacy, Cyber Security, VPN and Torrents. He has continued work as a privacy advocate with Best VPN Provider and is working towards becoming an established privacy & security author online. Ameer takes a keen interest in technology, geo-political affairs and international cyber laws. Ameer loves outdoor sports including cricket, swimming, athletics, and football.
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