YouTube TV may sometimes throw up a strange alert that says you’re outside your home area. This alert usually pops up when you travel away from your home area. If your IP address has not changed in weeks or months, follow the troubleshooting solutions below to avoid this annoying alert.
Fix “Outside Your Home Area” Alerts on YouTube TV
Enable Location Permissions
First things first, be sure to enable location permissions for YouTube TV on your mobile device. Maybe you accidentally disabled this feature.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Apps and Notifications.
- Scroll down to YouTube TV.
- Select Permissions.
- Go to Location.
- Check your current settings.
Make sure the app can access your current location.
Verify Your Location
The next thing you can do is verify your location on your mobile device. Simply put your phone on your WiFi network, go to tv.YouTube.com/verify and confirm your current location. If the alert persists, restart your devices.
If you’re still getting the same error, unplug your router, and wait for one minute to reset your network connection. Plug your router back in, wait until your devices go back online, and relaunch YouTube TV.
Update Your Current Playback Area
- Open the YouTube TV app on your TV.
- Then select your profile picture.
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to Area.
- Select Current Playback Area.
- Hit the Update button next to the Current Playback Area.
- On your phone, go to tv.youtube.com/verify.
- Let YouTube access your device’s location to update your playback area information.
Switch to a Different Account
Try switching to a different user account for a couple of minutes. Then switch back to your main account and check if everything works as intended. Many users were able to solve this problem by switching between different user accounts.
If YouTube TV says you’re outside your home area, be sure to enable location permissions. Then verify your location on your mobile device. Additionally, update your current playback area. If the issue persists, switch to a different user account.
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