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How to Change Location on YouTube TV

Vukasin Ilic 4 min read
How to Change Location on YouTube TV

If you have been considering getting a YouTube TV subscription, but you want to make sure that you can watch all of your favorite shows, regardless of the place in the world you are or will be, you’ve come to the right place.

In today’s guide, we’re giving you all the ways on how you can change location on YouTube TV. We will delve deeper into methods that you can utilize with as little effort as possible.

Changing Your Location For YouTube TV

Both YouTube the streaming service and YouTube TV offer different content depending on the region you are based in, whether that be in the same country or on a different continent altogether.

To view content specific to another place, here's what you can do:

Change Your Home Area

This is one of the easiest and most convenient methods when it comes to achieving your goal.

You go onto your YouTube TV account and change your ZIP code from your personal information.

The only issue that we discovered about this method is that you are not allowed to change your home area more than twice over a period of twelve months.

So while it is perhaps the most simple solution you have available, it does come with this significant disadvantage – which needs to be considered, especially by people who tend to travel a lot for work or leisure.

You can find the Home Area in Settings, right under Live Guide and above the Privacy buttons.

This feature is available both on regular computers and laptops and mobile devices that run on Android or iOS operating systems.

Use a VPN

YouTube does not allow you to change your Home Area too many times, which means that you may have to be forced to utilize an alternative method.

Virtual Private Networks have become extremely popular over the past several years, and for a good reason, too.

VPNs make it possible for you to change your location through a simple modification of your IP address.

There are quite a lot of options when it comes to VPNs these days.

Their cost is different – some even have free variants that you can try out if you haven’t decided to make a financial commitment just yet.

The majority of them are quite effective, but what we would like to note with the free ones is that you’re most likely not to have the option of selecting a specific location for your IP.

Here are a few examples of good VPNs you may want to consider if you’ve changed your Home Area on YouTube TV too many times:

  • NordVPN
  • ExpressVPN
  • ProtonVPN
  • SurfShark
  • TunnelBear

Some of the most important features when it comes to choosing the right VPN for your needs range from making sure that it doesn’t keep any logs on your activity to ensuring that it has a server you can stream YouTube TV from.

Before making a commitment to any VPN you might be interested in, you should also check what specific locations it can offer you.

Even across North America, some virtual private networks can be used from particular IPs in different cities, allowing you to watch the shows or games you’re interested in from the comfort of your own home.

But other VPNs do not come with this feature, and instead, the number of servers across the world is limited – so make sure you check this before deciding to spend your hard-earned cash on a subscription.

Use a Browser Extension

If you’re not a fan of separate VPNs and you use Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for browsing the Internet and for using your YouTube TV account, getting an extension might be right up your alley.

The problem with this method is that a plethora of streaming services available right now are actually able to pick up whenever you are using a VPN browser extension.

That means that the results can vary – sometimes, you might be able to switch to a brand new location and be able to access YouTube TV with this method, but you should keep your expectations somewhat minimal.

If you do not want to invest in a VPN browser extension, you might as well try one developed by the browser company itself.

To date, both Opera and Firefox come with this feature, with the first one being completely free to use and the second costing $4.99 per month.

If you tend to use Microsoft Edge, you can change your location manually by going into Settings, Privacy, Location, and Set Default.

Changing Your Location on a Mobile Device or a Firestick

When it comes to smartphones or tablets, you probably have nothing to worry about if you decide to go on the VPN route.

Depending on the specific device, you might also want to try to change your location from the settings, whether you have an iOS or an Android tablet or phone.

But this last method isn’t really capable of changing your location in your YouTube TV Home Area, so while you might want to try, just know that it might not lead to the best results.

When it comes to the Firestick, it all depends on the virtual private network you are using. What we mean by this is that while the majority of them do come with an app for the Firestick app store, some might not have this addition, so do your research beforehand.

A good example of this would be ExpressVPN, which we’ve mentioned in the list above – this one does have an app, so everything should work as smoothly as possible.

Bottom Line

As you might have been able to see, there are quite a bit of options when it comes to changing your location on YouTube TV.

Out of the methods that we have highlighted in today’s article, you should pick the one that best suits your needs in terms of convenience and ease of use.

We would also like to suggest trying an alternative first before deciding to change your Home Area – because once you start doing that, at one point, you’ll be restricted to one specific location, and you are not going to be able to modify it in the future.


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