YouTube TV is a popular streaming service that allows users to access live TV channels and on-demand content from their devices. However, many users have reported facing an issue with the service, where they are unable to access YouTube TV by “outside your home area” error. This can be a frustrating experience, as it prevents users from watching their favourite shows and channels while on the go. In this article, we will take a closer look at this issue and discuss some of the possible fixes.
The issue of being unable to watch YouTube TV outside of your home area is commonly referred to as the “verify area” issue. This problem occurs when users try to watch YouTube TV on their devices while outside of the area in which they signed up for the service. When this happens, the service will prompt users to verify their location, which is done by entering a code that is sent to the email or phone number associated with their account.
There are several reasons why this issue might occur. One possible cause is that YouTube TV uses geolocation to determine the location of users. This technology uses a combination of IP addresses, Wi-Fi signals, and GPS to determine the location of a device.
How to Fix YouTube TV ‘Outside your home area’ or verify area issue
Fortunately, the youtube team has responded to the affected users and provided some working solutions for the issue. Based on the information given by Youtube community support and users on Twitter & Reddit, here are some working fixes for the issue.
Change Your Location
Another solution is to change your location on the YouTube TV app. To do this, open the app on your smart TV, gaming console, or streaming device and select the Profile Icon > Location > Current Playback Area > Update.
In your mobile device, open the YouTube TV app and go to Profile Icon > Location > Current Playback Area > Update. This should update your location and allow you to access the service outside of your home area.
Enable 2-factor Authentication
Additionally, make sure that you have 2-factor authentication enabled on your YouTube TV account. This is an extra layer of security that requires you to enter a code that is sent to your phone or email before you can sign in. This ensures that only you are able to access your account, even if someone else has your password. According to youtube’s guidelines, they are encouraging users to enable 2-factor authentication.
Lastly, if none of these solutions works, it’s possible that YouTube TV’s servers are having issues. In this case, the best thing to do is to wait for the problem to be resolved by YouTube TV’s technical team. You can also contact Youtube customer support and report the issue, they will look into it and provide a resolution as soon as possible.