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+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and more, including your local sports & news channels. +Watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV +Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored for 9 months. +6 YouTube TV accounts per household. Everyone gets their own login, recommendations and DVR. +Monthly pay-as-you-go membership; cancel anytime. Over seventy networks are available in YouTube TV: BROADCAST ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC SPORTS Big Ten Network , CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Decades, Discovery, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, MotorTrend, MyNetwork TV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Newsy, Local Now (The Weather Channel) KIDS Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo Availability: YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States. For the complete list of available locations, please visit our Help Center. Your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started! If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account you’re using at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. Terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/terms Paid terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/paidterms Privacy policy: tv.youtube.com/tv/privacy Enjoy cable-free live tv now!
NOT FREE
by Steph DLG on 2019/04/18 20:12
$54.99 a month. Be Careful! As soon as you hit “Next” it will charge you.
YouTube TV
by ehyns on 2019/04/18 18:17
Says it’s free but it’s $54.99/monthly
Waste of money
by meeeeeeeeennnnmmmmee on 2019/04/18 18:06
I don’t understand why I pay for it but it plays at least 6 ads every couple of minutes. Hulu and Netflix are much better smh
Please help
by Ishdafiah on 2019/04/18 15:32
I came back to YouTube tv because it said that you can now watch YouTube original tv shows. So I cancels fubo tv and come to find out I’m no longer able to which I’m not considering on switching back. Please explain how I am able to view YouTube original shows please.
***DO NOT SIGNUP THROUGH IN APP PURCHASE****
by 10smom on 2019/04/18 15:19
Google cannnot and will not help you if issues. Now I am stuck frozen out for 15 days until subscription ends and then I can get help from google!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? GOOGLE: Put on the App Store description the message. “ DO NO SIGN UP THROUGH IN APP PURCHASE OR YOU ARE SCREWED” Turn off in app purchase and provide a link to sign up through the website. Stop the practice of forcing people to give a new address every 3 months if they are a nomad and only have 2 timeS you can do this. Many Nomads use this app and will never be back at the last address they used to access the app. YOU HAVE BECOME A CABLE COMPANY INSTEAD OF AN UNTETHERED OPTION FOR VIEWING CONTENT.
It said it was free cable then it say $54 for free cable?
by mad pesron on 2019/04/18 14:24
It said freeeee
10$ increase for channels I don’t watch
by X27453678231 on 2019/04/18 11:07
Isn’t this practice one of the reasons we’ve been trying to “cut the cable”?
25% increase for more crappy channels?
by x-CNBC on 2019/04/18 08:44
YouTube TV was interesting because of useful channels for a reasonable fee unlike cable companies. But now it is trying to become yet another cable company by cramming useless channels and increasing fee...calcelling
YouTube TV becomes another cable
by Seanb0501 on 2019/04/18 08:30
Starting May 2019, YouTube TV becomes yet another cable company by adding more useless channels & increasing fee from $40 to $50...That’s whopping 25% increase! I’m cancelling
Not worth it anymore
by jefstead on 2019/04/18 00:20
Missing core iPad features like PIP, no HBO option, and a one size fits all package that includes channels people don’t want and didn’t ask for.
Crap
by slyguy78 on 2019/04/18 00:09
Was going to buy until I saw the Rachel Maddow show as an example of what to expect from your subscription.
Headed in the wrong direction.
by edk012 on 2019/04/17 22:21
I appreciate the addition of the new channels, but not the price increase. I cut the cord to try and save money over cable. Now I pay $75/mo for high speed internet and $45/mo for YouTube TV. Would really appreciate the option to select my channels at a per channel price or something like that. I don’t watch half the crap that is included. Also, needs offline...period. And there should be a way to only record a specific instance of a show that repeats. I don’t need every instance of ESPN SportsCenter that airs. Just once for the day is all.
scam
by jascll on 2019/04/17 20:28
I download the app because Youtube say its free but when i did it, YouTube TV try to charger me $54.99 👎🏽
Bad for Apple TV
by Hate Comcast on 2019/04/17 20:25
The app is frustratingly awful. It’s consistently fuzzy or buffering. When I reached out to support regarding the issue they said ‘sorry for your trouble were working on it’. They purposely don’t have agreements about uptime and as a result, they don’t have any incentive to keep their service up. I’ve had issues with buffering or outage while watching sports at least 10 different times. They should take down this app.
Almost Real TV
by Tryingtobepositive on 2019/04/17 19:57
Scrolling banners are not smooth, the jump. Sound on “Live TV” is 2.0 stereo, makes watching sports just like I don’t have a $2000.00 sound system. Adding junk channels that I have no interest in WHILE raising prices without fixing sound. Time to change lead management. Google you could have a real winner here.
Very good overall
by Chris_Lakers on 2019/04/17 16:33
Very good overall, but it would be nice to know which shows will turn into shows that require you to watch ads after a few hours (like CW and CBS shows). Maybe there could be a logo next to these shows to notify the user?
Recent Price Increases defeats the Purpose of cord Cutting
by HailstormX on 2019/04/17 11:42
The service has been great. Pretty ticked that they raised the price and added garbage channels and forced the user to take them... $35 a month was a great price now $50... factor in internet cost and you might as well get cable again. They need to have a sports tier for $30 bucks. I could care less about discovery channels don’t raise my bill and say here are some great free channels. If anything work on getting nfl red zone.
Price hike
by KutterCraig on 2019/04/17 04:35
Stop increasing the price. Give us the options of different Chanel packages rather than a “one size fits all” plan for nearly double the price...
Fred Montgomery
by Fmnicole3 on 2019/04/17 04:16
Fred Montgomery
Would give it negative stars if I could.
by Mel€* on 2019/04/17 03:56
This app is terrible. For almost 3 weeks, it hasn’t cast to chrome cast tv. Their support is also really bad. I keep asking and they just say the same thing over again. That a technician is trying to duplicate the issue and they will contact me but then they never contact me. Google owns YouTube AND chrome cast. And they can’t get them to work together. You get a hard Fail on this Google.
Not yet
by Mjcjjcc joy on 2019/04/16 20:29
Sounds like there is work to do on this app before I jump on board.
Pay $50 a month for advertising, no freaking way!
by Sabrina Que on 2019/04/16 19:13
If I have to pay $50 a month I expect zero advertisements! So I’m not even going to bother with this one.
The app is not fully optimized for new iPad Pro devices
by VicBeny on 2019/04/16 19:04
Hello YouTube TV Team, please ask the development team to adjust the iOS app navigation buttons on the new iPad Pro devices. The texts under the navigation buttons are covered by the iOS swipe-up indicator and this design flaw is causing a poor visual and navigation experience. I have sent several emails to the YouTube TV Help but the problem hasn't been solved. YouTube TV subscribers expect a better device support but YouTube TV product team has failed to fully support the new iPad Pro devices.
Ads showing again after just watching
by TTVdon'tForgrtAboutYT on 2019/04/16 18:57
I’ve had YouTube TV for about 2 months now and most of the time when watching tv that’s been recorded it often makes me watch ads again right after I just watched them.
New pricing is terrible
by nargan on 2019/04/16 16:30
I will be deleting and unsubscribing. I don’t care about the new channels, and going from a grandfathered rate of $35/month to $50/month means the service isn’t worth it to me. See ya.
Great app...but
by NB3313 on 2019/04/16 15:22
Great app no issues. But, please add One America News and History channel!
Price increase
by FarmVille friend on 2019/04/16 12:30
Why is Apple charging $5 more per month than YouTube tv? Why would anyone pay this?
Too expensive now
by Bengaltigger on 2019/04/16 11:54
I was putting up with the constant lags and the somewhat unintuitive interface because it was cheaper than cable. No appears they are going the same path as dish/cable buy trying to add every network that anyone asks for and raising their price to cover the cost. Hey youtube... There is a reason people left dish/cable... Because we don't want to spend $$$ for channels we don't watch.
No don’t waste your money
by sam0871 on 2019/04/16 10:40
Your better off getting Nextflix, this app give you lag and advertising same old YouTube.
Why more channels?
by Wrxrox on 2019/04/16 07:11
Been using the app for about a year now. Not perfect but works well on phone, iPad and Xbox. Recently they mentioned adding more channels and a higher cost. I like what I get for $40 and not really interested in more channels being added, that I’m not all that interested, for $10 more monthly. I thought the idea was to move away from the cabletv way if doing things. Soon we’ll have 100+ channels costing us over $100 monthly. Once that occurs I’ll be on to the next best option.
It’s nothing more than Cable TV
by It's TC, Everybody on 2019/04/16 05:45
They claim it’s not, yet it’s just another monolithic corporation bundling up a bunch of crap and preying on the consumer. Though, did we really expect it to be anything different? Of course not, yet we hoped. Nice interface, for what it’s worth.
Over 50% price monthly price increase
by soundneedle on 2019/04/16 04:10
No thanks. Add 500 more channels if you want. Be just like cable. Nothing innovative about this Google.
Price Hike
by ASloan93 on 2019/04/16 03:32
Like everyone else, I’m very unhappy about the price hike. Especially since, of all the channels that came with the price hike, I’m interested in exactly 0 of them. In fact, now I have to go in and remove them from the channel listing or move them to the bottom of the channel list. We switched to this service specifically for a modern take on tv that didn’t come with arbitrary price hikes. I don’t know if we’ll switch to something else, but we’re considering it.
We need A&E
by Ninjanuts00 on 2019/04/16 03:31
Please I need live Pd lol.
Another subscription failure
by Dwdrmz on 2019/04/16 01:50
This service came out and I was elated. Access local and cable content online for a very reasonable price. I’ve already gone through one set of price hikes but this latest one was the nail in the coffin. Adding 6 channels of content in April of ‘19 I don’t want or need and price gouging consumers an additional 37%!!?? Seriously incompetent as they don’t understand their users or the market. They claim to be the solution for cord cutters but they just continue the same bad practices that drive people away from cable tv. Thankfully they don’t have a contract. Google- either offered tiered pricing or a la carte and let users pick the channels they want for the money they are willing to spend instead of forcing content and rate hikes no one asked for. Needless to say I am cancelling this service.
They need channel options
by Thundershots on 2019/04/16 00:39
Adding channels and raising the price automatically is not what I signed up for. They should offer the new channels to people who want them for an additional fee. I cancelled after this happened.
Used to be the Best, now it’s not
by dan7827 on 2019/04/15 23:59
YouTube TV used to be the best deal around and had a great channel line-up. But after a 43% price hike, going back on their grandfather promise, and adding a set of channels that several of the YouTube community didn’t want, the service has fallen to the same level as cable and satellite providers. At least wish DTVN you get HBO as part of the cost increase.
6 account but only 3 streams?
by 808Honolulu on 2019/04/15 23:01
Whats the purpose of 6 logins when u only allowed to stream 3? Wish there was a option to stream more on the same network
Good service but need package options
by Loren K Richter on 2019/04/15 22:13
The service is really good but the idea of leaving cable for better options at a lower price is slipping away very fast and will be no better than cable if this continues. I’m starting to look for other options. If you’re like me and don’t need large packages of networks at a high monthly subscription prices then you’re probably upset like myself who got more networks forced upon them at a big price hike. I’d like to see package choices or even better the ability to select per network. Why pay money for networks that you could care less about. How about letting the consumer choose. When you’re looking to cut costs, getting a surprise increase in services and price is very disappointing from a service provider you once really liked.
Love the app but...
by davidlaplace on 2019/04/15 21:28
The app and the service is great. Very user friendly. However, I will be canceling due to the new increase. From $35 to $50. No not worth that
Great app but dismal pricing decisions
by OnTheEast on 2019/04/15 20:41
Thought I’d found the ideal streaming app for a cord-cutter. Local and sports my biggest use. And a reasonable price. But YouTube TV just announced a 25 to 30% price increase that you must accept. Their reason? They added more channels. But ones I never used and don’t want. Now this app is mimicking the cable companies, creating mandatory expensive bundles full of unwanted content. Not for me, sadly, any longer.
Fantastic UI - Price hikes, not so much!
by Iamhawk50 on 2019/04/15 20:27
YouTube TV is an incredible value at $35/mo. With everything you get and the versatility of available devices is great. However, to up it $15/mo, $20 if you bill through the App store for a handful of other channels (which I've clearly lived without) yeah - no thanks. May as well go back to cable.
Persistent bug
by kalopqui on 2019/04/15 20:15
I watch YoutubeTV on an Ipad. There is a persistent problem when I am watching a show that is being recorded. Unexpectedly, the screen goes back to the start of the show or to a different previously recorded show. This happens many times during the show I am trying to watch. I have reported this problem to YoutubeTV many times but they seem to be unable or unwilling to solve the problem. Also the monthly rate has been raised by more than $10 despite my many complaints about the quality of the service. Other than that, everything else is fine.
Price increase
by gmnii_ on 2019/04/15 19:54
Already another price increase. People switched to streaming because cable was expensive, now streaming is even more expensive. Once you calculate the internet you pay for. App deleted.
Unhappy
by D_Julian_59 on 2019/04/15 19:42
I cut out my cable Tv due to never ending price increases and now your increasing the cost for extra channels that I have no interest in, not happy. I guess I need to start researching for something better :(
Not worth the cost anymore! Cancel and Delete!
by SwankPeRFection on 2019/04/15 17:18
Why am I paying you to get MT channel?! Great, now everyone can watch Barrett-Jackson auctions 24/7. Is MT good for anything else? Seriously... who at Google thought that was a good channel to get and then force your subscribers to pay for?! And now they raise the price and force us to pay for channels we don’t want! You can’t just raise prices on people. You wanted to sign the deal with the networks, YOU PAY FOR IT AND ABSORB THE COST!!!! iOS version of the app for iPhones needs to all a guide view if you’re in the Live tab and rotate phone to Landscape. This is needed so that people can easily find a program happening later in the day and schedule a recording. Yeah, I know, you can search for it and then set the recording that way, but that only works with movies and shows that kind of have set times. For live events and sporting shows like Indian Wells tennis tournament on TC, you can’t always find this easily on search and what’s needed is the guide which shows you the live time range it’s set for so that you can set a recording for it and whatever is after it because usually they run late and guess what?... your stupid DVR option doesn’t allow for live program record time extension, so the match I wanted to record gets cut off if the matches run late and out of that guide time window. Cable companies have added the option to extend a recording past its end time so that this doesn’t happen... especially when the range is like 2PM to 10PM. You know the matches are going to extend past the 10PM eastern time because they’re in California, so if my 6PM California time match starts late and ends late guess what? I miss it because I don’t have these DVR custom options, much less a guide to be able to schedule the other guide listing AFTER the live coverage event to make sure I have it in there somewhere. Think Google, THINK! #biff Does not AirPlay properly to an AppleTV. When the phone locks, the stream stops. You need to fix this! Sometimes the AppleTV app doesn’t work due to an outage on your end and the iPhone still does for some reason, so at those times it would be nice to AirPlay if needed. Also, AirPlaying to someone else’s AppleTV would be another scenario where this is usable and needs to be fixed to work with the phone screen locked or while doing something else in the background. (This is a defect that happens if you are AirPlaying and change quality of the stream and if it’s not successful, the playback crashes and says to “Tap to retry.” When you do that, AirPlaying the retried stream will stop when you lock the phone. Only way around this is to quit app entirely and start it again. Then find a stream, change quality to 1080p AND THEN AirPlay it. At this point, you can successfully lock the screen or use another app and the AirPlay playback to the AppleTV will not stop.)
Disappointed
by rpk8750 on 2019/04/14 22:53
Ridiculous price increase of over 40%.
You Tube TV
by botrjoel on 2019/04/14 17:25
I wish I had pulled the plug a long time ago. When I think of all the money I wasted with direct tV......
Good, not close to perfect yet
by Fuddy Duddy Daddy on 2019/04/14 16:02
After 10 months, here is my take: Channel package is just about perfect for our needs. Price vs. channels seems reasonable, much less $ than we paid Comcast. Cloud DVR is terrific and simple. Performance of the YouTube tv app on iOS devices is fine, rarely any issue. Performance using airplay from older Apple TV and a Comcast “normal” speed web (50 mbps) connection was terrible. Video resolution would degrade, audio and video out of synch, video would stop. Recently upgraded Apple TV, which made a big difference, but did not fully fix performance. The awesome thing is the onboard YouTube TV app on the Apple TV. Huge benefit with that. We then upgraded to 200 Mbps Frontier fios internet. The combination of much faster net speed and the new Apple TV is nearly perfect, hardly ever have performance issues. Google just raised price to $50 from $40 and added some channels, most of which we don’t need. No plans to seek a replacement yet, but will keep an eye open for alternatives as the streaming offerings improve. The nice thing is no contract and easy to switch when we see a better offering. No regrets in getting rid of cable. It was joyful.
Disappointed
by TerynMerc on 2019/04/14 14:28
I was expecting from google something game changing. A service that let me watch what I want, for a cheaper price than cable. A service that I wouldn’t have to scroll through channel I don’t want or pay for channels I never look at. What this is cable pay tv on a YouTube platform. App: the app is easy to use. But for how little I watch live tv it’s not really worth it. $50 seriously? And this service has no Viacom channels. You’re better off getting antenna and Philo.
Crappy ads
by Angel537 on 2019/04/14 10:50
We are going to start paying 50 bucks a month I think it’s worth enough money to not see no freaken ads all the time while watching shows like what the hell YouTube get your head straight and help us out and stop thinking about your pockets
Not a good deal anymore
by ptcampbell on 2019/04/14 06:04
Bait and switch. 40% price increase in the time I have subscribed with no added value whatsoever — unless you count adding channels you don’t watch and never asked for. Just like the cable companies.
Simply amazing
by Colby132002 on 2019/04/14 04:31
YouTube TV is just an awesome service. Some are complaining about the new price hike, I still think it's worth it. Honestly, it's better than Directv, even if they were equally priced. I love the unlimited DVR, being able to easily watch live and recorded stuff anywhere I went on any device. It's just so easy to use and our family loves it.
Solid overall
by JMBM82 on 2019/04/14 02:50
The guide could be better - it only shows you the current show you’re watching, and the upcoming show. Other than that, I can’t complain!
Cuts off last 5 mins of each show by restarting the episode
by Bunnychicksf on 2019/04/14 02:25
Come on google, you can do better. What a terrible experience. In the meantime I try to sign into a channel app using my account, and it won’t let me authenticate. Definitely canceling especially with the price increase!
Apps fine. Price isn’t
by SmokMnky on 2019/04/14 00:29
Raising the prices stupid canceling giving them one star. Google is doing fine Hulu is better
Love it!
by bsp120167 on 2019/04/13 22:45
Great user interface. Channel selection is getting better and getting more expensive but still like it. I do wish they wouldn’t convert your recordings to VOD. I often lose things i want to watch because they convert to VOD and then expire
PRICE HIKE!
by Jerrylee2607 on 2019/04/13 22:35
Forcing customers to go from $35 a month to $50 is totally ridiculous. Why should I have to pay for channels that I didn’t ask for, nor will I watch? This is unacceptable.
STEEP Price Hike
by Fallen Bronze Angel on 2019/04/13 22:25
~40% to add a few tertiary channels I didn’t ask for, don’t want and won’t watch? Was a good deal, but now feels like a rip-off.
Great but also frustrating
by Timoth9617 on 2019/04/13 22:04
I first had YouTube TV when it was originally only $45 a month. My main complaint recently has been that they have increased the price for several channels that I don’t want in the first place. On top of that, I updated the app three days ago, and the streaming has been terrible. It glitches every five seconds. If they would fix the streaming, I would be okay with the price increase. However, if this crap streaming continues there’s no reason for me to being more more than I originally was.
Loved the service, until the price hike
by Daviathon on 2019/04/13 21:27
I have enjoyed the YouTube TV app for several months now. I have even recommended it to family and friends when inquiring about cord cutting. The app works well on my iPhone, my wife’s iPhone and all our Apple tvs. Loved being able to watch most (if not all) my local sports teams, and the fact I could do that anywhere was amazing. However, with the introduction of more channels, I can understand a price increase. What I can’t understand is why they wouldn’t have a tiered system. I don’t care about animal planet, or HGTV. I just want my sports and local tv. I guess that isn’t YouTube TV’s market. It’s time to find a new service, as I will be cancelling my auto pay for this next bill cycle.
Switched from Xfinity and Couldn’t Be Happier
by christianaugie on 2019/04/13 20:28
Half the price and much more user friendly. Highly recommend!
Bait and Switch
by Hamrdul on 2019/04/13 18:43
The app works like a charm. No complaints about the operation or content. My hack is with the increased price a month after I subscribed. I cut the cable based on the price and quality of content and saved a few bucks over cable tv then right back to sq 1. Not nice y’all.
Amazing , but....
by Mr. Cotto on 2019/04/13 18:16
54.99???? For that price I’ll just go back to cable. Good bye!
Major price increase to $50 not justified
by ssummers1978 on 2019/04/13 14:02
The recent increase in price is a money grab. If the folks running YouRube TV wanted to increase the price, they should have increased it on the customers who wanted the extra channels. Forcing everyone to pay the price increase for channels they don’t want is exactly why people left cable in the first place! This recent decision to increase the price on every single subscriber they have is going to force people to leave YouTube TV. When I subscribed to YouTube TV on May 17, 2018 the price was $40, not even a year later the price is $50.
Had my doubts, but no more!
by HT Detox Monitor on 2019/04/13 12:59
Great app, works flawlessly on my IPad. Faster than Prime Video on my Kindle. Great selection of shows and movies. I have used YouTube for years and continue to be amazed at what they do! Get all the YouTube apps, you won't be disappointed. Hal
Please fix the app 👏🏻
by dee-dee21 on 2019/04/13 11:07
Good golly PLEASE FIX THE APP! I cannot get through a 45 min show in less than 2 hours for having to close the app every 5 min. The sound will just stop and 3/4 of the way into any show and BAM- glitch! Another show will start playing or the show you are watching will start over. This has been an issue through many updates. I frequently use my iPhone to watch and it’s especially frustrating when you have a limited lunch break! We love the channel choices (5 stars on that) and are happy we made the change! That said, when you pay for service, you expect it at the very least to work (and on any device)!
App great
by ManHugsFl on 2019/04/13 10:55
App is great. It is the behind the scenes to watch out for. Just st had 25% price increase for poor and rarely used added channels. They are starting to ruin a good thing. Even asked for information and got nothing. Again, the app is great. They management lacking sincere customer care. Just after more MONEY.
Add more channels if you want more money
by Brandon62296 on 2019/04/13 10:01
A few discovery channels doesn’t cut it. Would love to see the weather channel mainly, but more channels needed if you’re gonna charge $120 more a year now.
🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
by JNEGRETE31 on 2019/04/13 08:54
It’s a bummer I won’t be able to keep my $35 subscription plan. The sudden increase to $50 convinced me to cancel my subscription. I knew this app was to good to be true. I really hope you listen to your customers Google.
Price changes are too much
by Aj_ani on 2019/04/13 06:10
YouTube TV starting to become just like Comcast, rope you in and increase the price. Smh not worth it and going to cancel my subscription
Extortion
by ChrisK678 on 2019/04/13 04:53
Not please that I JUST subscribed to the service and it is going up 200 dollars a year, with no option whatsoever to remain at the current subscribed price. For that I can stay with cable. Won’t renew after April.
Was once good
by JustinMcK on 2019/04/13 01:56
The technology is good, the app works well. The problem is they have raised prices so much in the last year that it’s not a cord cutting option. And it counts against your data cap. Might as well stick with cable.
Keeps interrupting shows and playing parts of other shows
by Dngibby on 2019/04/13 01:45
Not worth the cost or the recent price hike to $50. I’ll begin exploring other offerings and progress since I last used them. Hate that the autorotate is always enabled. Unpredictable behavior when you click on another show while watching one show. Would like a hands off mode that only responds to gestures or long pressing home button. Oh well.
was the best option out there.
by Shutterpug on 2019/04/13 01:04
for $35/ month i could deal with the buffering, lack of PIP, no program guide. Not for $50. There are too many sports channels that I don't watch and now they added 10 more stations I don’t need. At the very least they should allow current subscribers to keep the packages they have. Goodbye youtubetv. you out priced yourself.
Eventually
by Revsoul on 2019/04/13 00:20
Was going great. Great selection, great layout, great price, great cord-cutters option BUT now they raise the price, adding channels that seems no one asked for and no option for anything else or to opt out. Canceling before changes take effect and trying something else. The streaming options are starting to be the EXACT same as the traditional ones
Constantly skips back to play earlier shows
by DanburyMadHatter on 2019/04/12 23:51
It was better a few versions back but now when watching either pre-recorded or live TV it will intermittently start playing an earlier program on the same channel. Sometimes closing and restarting the apps helps but at some point it will start doing it again. Totally unusable I can’t watch a one hour program without this occurring.
Way too many commercial 6????
by MovieNightsNY on 2019/04/12 23:40
The base price of $39.99 is going up for $54.00 according to and alert I got from the app.
WHY??
by Byron_H on 2019/04/12 22:12
I am enjoying no cable but what is going on lately with this app on my Samsung TV, both of them. I have no issues at all with Netflix or Amazon. May have to move to Hulu!
The only thing I don’t like
by Brave Pro on 2019/04/12 19:12
The only thing I dont like is when traveling the live feed switches to whatever the local programming is. For example while out of town in California I couldn’t get the Chiefs game etc.
You just made U-Verse competitive again
by MoStinkyCheese on 2019/04/12 17:53
I've been a subscriber for just two weeks then you hit me with a price increase for channels I have no interest in. I understand getting Apples cut out of the equation but leave it at that OR give your consumers the option to purchase the additional channels. How do I know your not going to pull the same stunt three months from now? You have one week to change your business model and resolve this or loose me as a customer. Thanks
Best in a mediocre world
by Dickdickson789 on 2019/04/12 16:47
I’ve tried several other streaming apps and YTTV is best. It’s down less and user interface is slightly better. A low bar. Now they want to jack up the price and claim the few new channels are worth the increase. Not so.
Bye bye cable
by W.G. Writer on 2019/04/12 16:06
Love Youtube tv! Best thing we ever did. Wish we would have cut cable a long time ago.
Price increase destroys the value of the service
by Jctaylor on 2019/04/12 15:23
Great app. Recent increase of forty percent to the price of the service for some garbage channels that I don’t want brings me to the end of this road however. Hoping an alternative steps up soon.
Just another cable company now
by tbargs23 on 2019/04/12 14:55
YouTube tv has now become a cable company. Raising their prices for channels you don’t want. Their whole existence was for cutting the cord. Now, we will have to cut YouTube tv. Such a shame.
Regret switching to youtubeTV
by nurseliz165 on 2019/04/12 14:41
Buyer beware. YoutubeTV just increased the price 15/month for all customers while adding 8 channels nobody cares about. I did not have a choice to pay more for these additional channels. At 50/month I might as well switch back to cable. Unless SlingTV or HuluTV has better options.
Was a great service till 4/11/19
by Double True on 2019/04/12 14:22
I cut cable to join YouTube tv. The product and streaming was great. The channel offer, while not all encompassing, had been just what I was looking for. Then YTTV decided to become a cable company, forcing a bundle of channels onto me that I didn’t ask for or want for an extra $15 a month. Why? I’m not sure, but I know the effect. I have canceled my subscription and won’t be coming back till they remove these channels or offer tiers. Bad decision, YouTube TV.
Broken. Frequently jump from Live to several hours back
by mas90guru ct on 2019/04/12 13:39
$15 more a month — and now YouTubeTV can’t reliably play a live stream? The app consistently jumps from Live playback to content from 1-5 hours old with no warning. This happens repeatedly in CNBC and suddenly I’m not watching live Financials but overnight data ?
ads
by gnarlysammy on 2019/04/12 06:58
I watch more ads then I do the movie or show... literally
More price hikes
by ReviewerFabulous on 2019/04/12 06:07
Total bait and switch. In a year has gone from 34.99 to 49.99. It’s too expensive.
43% Price increase after two months
by B Macknik on 2019/04/12 06:05
I signed up for YouTube TV two months ago. I’ve liked the service—even with a few technical glitches occasionally causing viewing problems. But I just got notified that the price is going up 43% next month to $55. I’ll be canceling my service as YouTube TV is no longer price competitive. I didn’t cut the cord to sign up for another monolithic package of channels that I’ll never watch and constant price increases. I’d rather not have classic TV at all.
Glitchy and seemingly obvious features missing
by Chief_lee_visceral on 2019/04/12 05:55
Sometimes even when the buffer is healthy the video does not stream at max resolution on Apple 4k TV. No have to quit the app and get back in to fix. No dvr compensation for live sporting events starting early or running long.
43% price increase???
by CFster on 2019/04/12 05:41
This came with absolutely no warning and channels added that I could care less about. I am NOT happy and want to cancel.
Lost its appeal
by Neal-T on 2019/04/12 05:27
Could have been something really great. But with they lags and delays, and now huge price increase it’s just not special anymore. At least cable you can talk to a live person (even if it’s a long wait) instead of YouTubeTV’s try back later response
$35 to $50 - one month notice - no thanks
by GIS Guy on 2019/04/12 05:08
Hmm, I just don’t feel like I was given appropriate notice of a significant price increase. Pretty much tack it or leave it. $50 for this plus $20 for YouTube Red = $70. I think I’ll leave it. Comparable now with the other live tv services...
Forced upgrade : Prices are crazy
by Tommy blan on 2019/04/12 04:48
As an early adopter of the technology I went through the ups and downs with YouTube and google . Happily paid $35.00 a month for a service that would go down for big events (World Cup) or just not work. They are now adding a couple of networks I do not care for and increasing my bill by 42% with no option to opt out. Transferring my business to Hulu + Hulu Live at least for the price increase they will give me Hulu, a better UI, and allow me to fast forward through recordings .. YouTube tv will force ads to paying customers on some recorded shows.. Also, gave YouTube the chance to respond to a couple of issues but the only response has been a price increase.
Disgraceful price changes
by Great first podcast! on 2019/04/12 04:43
The new price change will have everyone leaving ASAP. Charging 15 dollars a month for channels nobody would ever want and not responding to any contact via email or social media DMs is awful customer care. Hulu now far more appealing. Charging cable prices for an app that needs great WiFi and offers far less. Very very silly indeed.
Very buggy. Crashes often..
by spinNshift on 2019/04/12 03:00
The value proposition is great but the tech is a big problem. Will likely be cancelling as casting is such an issue. Sigh :(
Price change update
by drewaters on 2019/04/12 02:51
I like the amount of channels, the amount of accounts that your family (or friends) have access to their own shows and recordings, Xbox, Roku and Chromecast YouTube TV app work awesome with the app. And the ability to watch on your laptop is awesome. From being on over the air TV for years, this is an awesome"Cable" experience for way less than what Cable costs. Now I wish there could be a 4K option on the website or on the Xbox one for Xbox one X. Update. New price changed added new networks but I might cancel YouTube TV if it goes any higher. Especially since I have an apple device I'm getting discriminated from everyone else and having to pay 5 bucks more. (40-54 bucks) add more users or something.
Pretty amazing technology, but seriously flawed
by sigbruner on 2019/01/11 21:03
I was hoping this app would suffice to replace my standard cable television, but unfortunately, I can’t watch an entire episode of anything without a video-killing bug ruining the whole thing. Specifically, about 3/4 of the way through a television series episode, the video glitches and odd things begin to happen: the audio track jumps to the beginning of the episode, the video freezes for a moment and then continues to play under the audio from the beginning. And then the advertisements! Oh goodness! For $50/month, I would expect fewer ads, but there they are every 10 minutes: 2 to 3 ads at a time. And guess what? When you have to close and re-open the app to find your place in the episode you were watching, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You try to track through to the spot where you left off. The episode starts to play, and then a series of ads immediately kicks in. Missed your spot? More ads. It is infuriating and app breaking. I am using a first-generation iPad Pro, for what it’s worth.
5 stars
by Artys069 on 2019/01/26 16:36
It’s honestly the best tv product I have purchased, I’ve been a member for about a yr. However, there are a few things I would love to see added: 1. When browsing through all the movies / series, you can not tell which movies or series you have already added to your library. After selecting the title, it will than show you have already added this to your library, rather than scrolling and selecting only what you need. 2. When you view what is being recorded or upcoming, it appears to be recording new episodes AND episodes I have already saved under my library. I wasn’t sure if this was a glitch, but it prevents a member from seeing what would be new and upcoming, rather than something that is already saved. Plus it only allows you to see 50, half of which you have already recorded and saved to your library.
Love it and won’t look back.
by Lazy loopsy lion on 2018/04/18 03:05
I have had YouTubeTV now for about 5 months and wish I would have made the change a long time ago. So happy to cut the cable and the outrageous monthly cost. I read some of these bad reviews and I don’t understand why people are having issues. I went out and purchased a few Roku’s for my tv’s and had them set up in less than 10 minutes. Now if I want to watch on my TV I just turn it on with my Roku remote and then click YouTubeTV and it connects right away and I don’t have to stream from my phone. I have found that most times I just lay in bed and watch my shows either live or from my library on my phone or IPad. I have yet to have any issues at all. I also love being able to be out and about and not miss any baseball or football games. Highly recommend this. Keep up the good work YouTubeTV.
Better than expected. Some UX problems.
by morethancode on 2019/02/01 17:54
I’ll start with the problems. When watching a show in full screen on an iPad, trying to multitask (by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the dock) more often than not causes the show to jump to a different point. This happens because the timeline at the bottom of the screen is too close to the bottom of the screen, so any touch near the bottom of the screen triggers a jump to that point in the timeline, even if you’re only trying to reveal the app dock. It took several occurrences of this until I figured out my my basketball game was rewinding 30 minutes. Please fix this issue, add some padding beneath the red timeline bar when in full screen. Other con: Sometimes the picture is blurry for no apparent reason. It usually sharpens after 3 minutes or so. You need more frequent bandwidth checks in the app. Netflix does a nice job of this for example. Now for the pros: It’s nice knowing that my games, shows, etc are being automatically recorded and I can start watching them from any device at any time. Often times I’ll start watching a basketball game 30 minutes after it starts. I like that I can start watching the game from the beginning even while it’s airing live. The recording suggestions are also helpful too.
Cable Never Again!
by RickAS66 on 2019/02/03 10:55
When I finally said goodbye to cable, it was so liberating! I started using YouTubeTV shortly after it came out, did the trial thing and was hooked. At that time it was $35 a month, and still is for us early users. As a sports fan, there are plenty of channels to choose from, and when they added MLBtv and NBAtv (at no extra charge) I felt like I had won the lottery! The overall channel selection is good, I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do I can usually find something on in real time, you can even record shows and watch them at a more convenient time. I’d give it 5 stars if YouTubeTV carried HGTV, that’s the only thing I miss from having cable. Very rarely have I experienced any technical issues, far less actually than I had with cable. So as for me, I’ve been very happy with YouTubeTV and will have cable never again!
YouTubeTV
by lonelydragonfly on 2018/01/05 16:22
PROS: you get your local channels, the staple channels such as ABC CBS NBC FOX etc. and a variety of sports channels. CONS: we have experienced CONSTANT problems despite the fact that we have high speed internet such as not being able to change channels because it will change on the phone but not on the TV and then no longer pulls up the TV to cast to so we are left to uninstall & reinstall the app EVERY time and programs not playing just to name a couple. Also not a very wide variety of channels to choose from. While you have options to choose from for sports, there's a deficiency to offer popular alternatives like possibly HGTV, GSN, Lifetime, Hallmark or any type of cooking channels. So when comparing pricing and channels offered with dish networks, it's really not worth the trouble to pay the same or comparable for less channels and less conveniences so I'm glad a free trial was offered to know what the service would be like before buying, although I've heard canceling is just as difficult.
Needs work
by jgrmsmith on 2018/10/05 12:21
Needs work When you hide channels that you don’t want to see but every now and then, you have to add them back to your list to watch them. Then I have to remove them again just so I can only see my regular channels that I use daily. Need a list of “your list” and a “view all”. Would also like to be able to set where I want it to open to. I’d like to set it to open Live TV because that’s what I use the most. But I have to wait for it to load then I have to change it to Live and wait again. Would also like to be able to view the evening lineup by swiping down the timeline. It’s 6pm but I just want to see what’s on at 9. I have to leave my view and go to the channel. I should just be able to swipe down to 9. If I like it set a reminder to come back and watch at 9. I want to be able to see all channels at once at 9, not click each individual channel to see 9. Thanks!
Cutting the cable
by gavinfla on 2018/07/27 13:24
I’m a one subscriber and not sure how long I will be. But I haven’t had Home cable or Internet for five years now, it’s just to expensive to pay for something that keeps you trapped in your home. Think about it folks, these cable companies are making you pay to stay home. To me that’s a rip-off. I’ve seen many things disappear from our lives, wire phone, vinyl records, 8 track, VCR’s, development of pictures.. to mention s few. Sorry to tell you folks but cable is pase. I’m sure their will be a lot of cleanup work to make the app work flawlessly with all platforms but I think plugging in your cellphone to your TV is awesome!! I just hope they don’t get too greedy. I still have a lot learn about it before I decide to continue, and see if I still have TV when it’s stormy an of course money is always the deciding factor.
Love it! Get rid of cable!!!
by Rookie Streamer on 2019/01/19 01:13
First off, cutting cable was a great decision! Thank you for airing all my sports! That was the only thing holding me back from cutting the cord a while ago! Awesome sauce! Okay now that I got that out of the way, here’s the details. The iPhone app is great. It works great on WiFi and pretty good on cellular as long as I have good service at the time. Now the Apple TV app is horrible...that’s why I give this four stars. I have to screen share from my phone to the Apple TV as the TV just sits with the circular loading screen. And when it does decide to display, it is a horrible picture. Please really look into the Apple TV app. I know the most recent gen runs 4K and if you’re looking for a easy way to tell us you need to charge extra to see in 4K like Netflix, just tell us. Please figure out the Apple TV app sooner than later.
Overall, thrilled (with a couple exceptions)
by grobie on 2018/02/15 22:24
The service and the associated AppleTV app have been the perfect replacement for my FIOS TV service here in New York. I’m giving it five stars simply because I’m so happy with the change— but there is room for improvement: 1. There should be the ability to hide channels you don’t EVER watch, or vice versa, being able to mark channels as Favorites, be able to scroll through only those. Currently in the Live guide, I have to scroll through endless specialized sports channels in order to get to the channels of personal interest to me. 2. The organization of the “Home” and “Library” tabs could be a little more intuitive. Once a show is watched, it should disappear from the “New recordings” list. I also feel like “New recordings” should also group themselves into per-show folders. 3. I find the behavior of the AppleTV remote to be a quite jumpy, especially when going left and right in between Library, Home, Live, and Search. 4. Please support single sign-on on the AppleTV to make using per-channel apps easier! The endless logins are tiresome. Can’t wait for some refinement to the UI, but overall still extremely happy with the apps and with the service!
Very Pleased
by J Hartz on 2018/10/29 14:54
I definitely love this app, I think it’s a better option than cable and much less expensive. The only improvement I’d like to see is a better way to skip forward while watching longer programs on the Apple TV platform. The issue is there’s no 15 second fast forward while watching shows using the Apple TV remote and this happens to be a problem because if you are trying to slide your finger forward during commercials you tend to over shoot your mark quite easily. I’ve noticed when I’m using other programs, such as Netflix, the Apple TV remote has a 15 second fast forward option by simply placing your finger at the bottom right or bottom left part of the trackpad on the remote. Other than that it’s a great way to watch TV and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Great concept, not perfect
by b-freakin-anca on 2017/11/03 01:31
I was super excited to download this free trial to watch the World Series. I think this has super great potential. However… In order to watch a show on your TV, you have to screen share from your Apple device. So that means… First, that anytime you want to use Siri to talk to text, your show will end. Next, every time I try to watch a show on-demand and it gets to commercials, it automatically crashes. That makes me have to completely close the app and restart it. Very annoying. Last, if I’m trying to browse the web while I’m watching a show, certain sites will make the show crash as well. I tend to multitask a lot while watching TV, so these are relevant problems for me. If you can handle watching TV without being on your phone and letting your phone do its thing while it broadcasts a show, you should have no issues.
Best Service I've Used
by sspediacci on 2018/01/23 19:40
The most feature and content rich service available for the money. Hands down. My roommates and I all share access to the service and each person (+ significant others) are added as "family" members. Everyone has their own log in and ability to record shows without conflict. It's amazing. That's $35 divided by 6 people who all have their own set up! I have a Chromecast and a Google Home Mini set up, which is useful for controlling the TV. If I know what I want to watch, I can tell the Google Mini the show, movie, or channel to throw on. I can also tell it to pause, rewind, or fast forward. What I'm trying to say is that I've tried other services and nothing even remotely competee from my perspective.
Disappointed
by NikkiCruz1980 on 2019/01/01 03:31
I am sorry that I won’t be returning as a customer. While I did actually really like the service provided (when I actually got the service) I think you need a better system in place for people that move. I think it is not worth the headache that I have gotten when not once, but twice I have to request a refund due to home area restrictions that cannot be resolved without unsubscribing and going back and resubscribing. Then when you resubscribe and download the app, you get the same error message about limited access (which actually means no access) and have to do the whole refund process over again. This is something that you guys should look into in the future. I’m just one subscription lost due to this. Not a big deal for you. But it’s a big deal to me just because of my time and effort wasted alone. Hope this doesn’t start happening to more people and you start losing more subscribers!
Great tv service - iPad app could use a few minor improvements
by Foxy 95 on 2019/02/19 05:00
The service is great-streams really well. I love the On Demand feature as well. The interface is easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. A couple improvements I would make to the iPad are: - slowness to close out of a show. Clicking the minimize icons takes a 3-5 seconds and the clicking the exit icon (or swiping the show down to the corner to close it out also takes another 3-5 seconds) - the progress bar along the bottom to fast forward and go back is not placed well on the iPad - if you try to use the ‘swipe up’ iPad iOS feature to get to the brightness bar to lower the brightness, it always hits the show progress bar and you lose your spot in the show.
Frustrating to pay for commercials
by Wassup peeps on 2018/07/13 05:28
When watching recorded shows from the library you cannot fast forward through commercials. Even if you want to skip to the middle of the show. You can fast forward through the show to the next set of commercials. Then the fast forward buttons disappear and you have to watch sometimes as many as seven commercials. Just to make matters worse there is a timer that shows the remaining length of the current commercial and how many commercials follow before you can watch your program or continue to fast forward again. Just waisted 25 minutes trying to watch AGT. App would play 7 commercials then freeze when trying to load programming. Each time tried playing again it would play commercials just fine and freeze at the end of commercials. It’s a horrible app unless you find value in paying to watch commercials. Seeking other apps now.
Glad I switched from DirecTv
by rec4theages on 2018/06/04 13:35
I’ve been using this app after having been a longtime DirecTv subscriber and although there are a few drawbacks, I am overall happy and will not be switching back. Channel selection is good, casting works great, and the ability to record shows and take them on the go is perfect. One of the best things is being able to have so many users on one account and being able to cast on multiple devices/tv’s for the price, unlike other streaming competitors. Now there are a few quirks that could still be ironed out to make it a little more user friendly but as you use the app you learn how to work around them and I imagine the developers are figuring that out as well. I love not paying an extra $120 a month for tv!
I like this a lot.
by DisneyLoverForever on 2018/12/20 06:28
I had Sling TV for a few months and not only is this $10 cheaper, but I had to pay an extra $5 per month with Sling to only get 50 hours, which seemed like quite a bit, but I quickly realized just how little that actually is and also, with it being an online thing, it doesn’t really make much sense to have so little space. With this, I don’t have to worry about that. Pretty much the only problem though is I wish it had Nickelodeon channels like regular Nick, Nicktoons, Teen Nick, and Nick Jr for when my cousins are over, and my mom would switch over to this if they had HGTV, but since that’s the main thing she watches, it makes complete sense that she wouldn’t want it.
Good service but need package options
by Loren K Richter on 2019/04/15 22:13
The service is really good but the idea of leaving cable for better options at a lower price is slipping away very fast and will be no better than cable if this continues. I’m starting to look for other options. If you’re like me and don’t need large packages of networks at a high monthly subscription prices then you’re probably upset like myself who got more networks forced upon them at a big price hike. I’d like to see package choices or even better the ability to select per network. Why pay money for networks that you could care less about. How about letting the consumer choose. When you’re looking to cut costs, getting a surprise increase in services and price is very disappointing from a service provider you once really liked.
Good service, terrible app
by ForceBlast on 2018/02/19 19:30
I love the selection of channels and video quality, but the app (especially on the Apple TV) is nearly unusable. Has anyone over at Google actually used this app for more than 5 minutes on an Apple TV? I highly doubt it. Either that or some managerial type forced it to be released before it was done. It’s so bad it makes me wonder, “did they assign the creation of this app to an intern!?!” It frequently gets itself into a state where the directional controls completely stop working. Basic things like swiping using the Apple TV remote app frequently scrolls the wrong direction. Killing and restarting the app sometimes helps but not always. In general it’s frequently unresponsive for no apparent reason. This is the only app I use regularly on the Apple TV that has these kinds of issues. Please fix this or I’ll be canceling the service.
Pretty good
by Slickvic621 on 2018/10/31 17:22
Overall, a fantastic service and channel availability, if YTTV meets your channel needs. However, one major flaw in the app that I’m shocked still isn’t available - you cannot easily scroll the ‘guide’ ahead to see what’s coming on later, for more than one channel at a time. You have to pick the specific network, then view upcoming airings, but can’t do this at the level of being able to see more than one channel into the future. This CAN be done on Apple TV, but not iPhone (somewhat understandable, but other streaming services manage this just fine), NOR IPAD (not understandable with all the real estate...they do however give you two airings (currently live and next), but no more). Please add, and the app will be up to speed with what you’d expect from a TV service.
A good idea but some issues
by Rainyday73 on 2018/02/03 22:54
Overall, my family enjoys this app. We get a better picture casting local stations than we do using our digital antenna, and we like having a library of our favorite shows. However, the functionality and access need to improve for this service to truly distinguish itself. The Chromecast and our phones (iPhone 7s) often “lose” each other and we can’t pause or otherwise control what is streaming. The app in general is cranky and often freezes or quits. Also, major stations (including the CW) cannot be streamed/recorded live in my market (a metro area of two million people). It’s frankly not fair that other areas get more stations/service for the price. This would be a five-star app with some bug fixes and better channel availability.
Only streaming service that has worked for us
by Cl65 aviator on 2018/10/24 22:39
It’s had an occasional hiccup, but usually it is resolved by resetting our Apple TV. I think it’s more of a device issue than an issue with the app. There have been virtually zero issues with quality or any buffering, and I’d venture a guess that people having issues with streaming has more to do with their ISP’s. We had streaming issues due to our last internet provider throttling (our supposedly 500 mb/s download and upload,) but since switching to another ISP it has worked flawlessly. My advice to those with issues, try steaming with a VPN to see if the issue is the app or your service provider.
Excellent App! Video quality can be better.
by Brotha J.D on 2018/01/04 13:40
Overall, I enjoy this app. I’ve recently deleted my DirectTV app and my NBA LEAGUE PASS app because YouTubeTV has improved its video playback quality. This app has all the channels I watch, as well as it’s very organized and intuitive. I’m able to quickly navigate to my favorite shows in a matter of seconds. I also love the fact that YouTubeTV automatically record the shows for you. The only improvement I-so-eagerly request is the continuous effort to make video quality better on sport programs. Sports as in soccer, basketball, football etc is very fast and so they’re often glitches and hesitations trying to keep up with the fast speed. Once they’re able to fix this problem - it will have no competitors (especially for sport fans).
Chromecast Disconnects
by PleaseFixYourApp9 on 2018/03/17 17:07
My review echoes that of other users. The app disconnects from my Chromecast often. This almost always happens when I either lock my iPhone and I unlock my phone, or when I switch between another app or go to my home screen. This seems to be a similar problem with other apps like Netflix, but they seem to handle it better. It seems to me Google should be able to fix this behavior as they should be experts in implementing their own API, or they should prioritize this bug higher in their backlog if they already know about it. I would also like a way to turn off live previews of channels. Sports scores have been spoiled a couple of times for programs that were in the process of recording that I was intending to watch from the beginning.
Pretty good
by sjcsmp03 on 2018/09/14 00:56
Got rid of cable have had this for almost a year. It’s nice because it gives you the option to watch most shows on demand but it’s stepping back in time with all the ads. Some shows you can fast forward - although that feature is horrible - however the new shows you’re stuck watching ads. It’s not ending up to be that much less than cable or dish with the upgraded internet so for the money....I wish it was a tad more sophisticated. I feel like I stepped down - down in price and also down in quality from cable/dish. That said...I probably won’t go back to cable or dish...I’ll just keep hoping this gets better and the price doesn’t go up. If the price were to increase on here I’d be calling back direct TV the next day.
Love It!!!
by Cwbyscootr on 2017/11/07 16:39
I love this app, I can get most of the shows that I paid nearly 3 times as much to watch with satellite or cable providers. I take my IPad just about everywhere with me and have no problem using the app/service. Yes sometimes I have to restart the app because a commercial will lock up during playback of a program, not a big deal at all though. I can get right back to where I left off. I saw a comment that it was difficult to cancel and someone was being “held hostage” now. This just tells me that they don’t know how to use their apple account. It’s very easy to cancel if you should want to. With this service WHY would you want to?
Freezes, forgets, fails. Total waste of money.
by Anosognosic Reviewer on 2018/10/04 03:03
App often freezes up, constantly forgets where a show is paused, and crashes just often enough to make google more money from ads embedded in shows. Borders on being a scam. Support is like talking to a room full of deaf crickets, they don’t listen but constantly chirp the cut-and-paste party line. Been with YouTubeTV six months, half has been free from credits given because of service failures, app crashes, etc. It’s just not worth it, I’m leaving once last month of free credits ends. Also, they lied to me, said I could share account with family, but since I use a Google account for my email, they won’t let me. Same price as everyone else, but they won’t give me the biggest feature that I came to them to use. Total rip-off. Read the fine print before they rob you of basic features. Dumping this at end of month.
Mostly good...
by FiosFail on 2018/01/21 18:43
My family and I made the switch from Fios to YouTubeTV. For the most part we are very happy with the switch. Loved cutting our bill to just internet, and paying $35 for YouTubeTV. The four of us each have our own libraries that we are able to access on the go. The channel choices are limited, but I expect that to change as more people use it. The only thing that I find to be a negative is the connectivity of the remote on the app. It loses connection quite quickly easily. There is no way of knowing when it’s lost connection until you try to use it to pause or rewind your program. If this issue and more channels were added, it would definitely be a five star app.
got BETTER
by naterisser on 2017/12/07 17:36
i started use the app back when it was launched i used for a few month then i quit because of the more and more commercials, they were really annoying since if u watch something on your phone u cant check instagram, twitter or whatever during the ads /on tv ads are more acceptable i think. well now i have the app again and i think they realized this issue i feel it has much less commercial! so now i will renew my subscription montly, I am also waiting for more big channels like TLC or MTV but overall This is the future of the TV. i really dont think people gonna pay and watch cables in the future. I am gonna give 4 stars now and upgrade to 5 when they launch more channels.
It works well enough but is not perfect
by SailKnot on 2019/02/09 13:12
We have have found it a good trade off from traditional cable tv but it has its quirks. There are often connection issues between our iPad and the tv, the show plays on but you cannot control it. Shutting down the app and reopening it usually fixes the issue but it’s an annoying quirk. You cannot look ahead on the show schedule - it’s a fixed 2-hour window, another annoying quirk. The search for shows is nice but it does not always find all the listings it should (ex. State of the Union address only showed one network when they all had coverage). It’s not perfect but it works and it is a better value to us than cable tv.
Best cord cutting service
by Papa-moose on 2018/10/28 18:18
Hands down best cord cutting service. The app itself is very solid, I have had no problems streaming on WiFi or cell data. Far and away the best option to replace cable tv, imo. More service related than the app, I am a bit worried as google seems to continually add channels that I can’t imagine many ppl want... and then raise the price. This was what was wrong with cable tv. I don’t want 100 channels for $60 a month and of the 100 I might watch 8 of them. I want 30 for $25, even if I only watch 5 of them. This service started at $35, they have since added a bunch of channels and is now $40. I won’t stick around the next time they raise prices. As is, with having to pay for high speed home internet I am not saving any money from before. The worst part is casting to a TV, but that has as much to do with the device your casting to... chromecast, Roku, etc. I simply never do it anymore. Most devices have YouTubeTV as a native app now anyway, very little reason to ever cast in my experience. Overall, deff recommend.
Three big problems...
by Card flounder on 2018/05/21 00:38
I would give this five stars, EXCEPT for three big issues that each deduct a star in my book: 1-On live TV, there's no easy way to see what's up next. If it's 4:58 the app does not show what's up at 5:00 on the channel line up, you have to wait until 5:00. 2-Ads. When watching recorded shoes in my library, I cannot FF, I must sit thru several ads, even though I'm paying for this service. 3-Clunky navigation. For instance, I hit the 15-sec rewind to hear a line I missed, and the app started a new set of commercials. Or sometimes I attempt to go forward or back 15-secs, but because the controls are so tight it selects the"next show" function and I have to go through a whole chain of laborious steps to finally get back where I was. Correct these three and you'll get your five-stars.
Issues With Movies & Shows Restarting At The End
by Eric Kretz on 2018/09/03 12:23
While I do enjoy the live tv aspects of this app and the channel selection, there seems to be a glitch which will restart a movie or program that’s not live towards the end of whatever you are watching. I just spent an hour and a half watching a movie and never got to see the last 10 minutes of it because it restarted at the beginning and you can’t go back to the ending! Please help because this makes watching anything else other than live tv on this app rather pointless. UPDATE: As of the last 2 days all of a sudden nothing will play off the app on my iPad. The buffering wheel just keeps spinning. I’ve tried resetting everything and it still doesn’t work.
No help available
by I.Que.2 on 2018/08/31 09:29
I’ve had this lovely service for at least six months. My family and I enjoyed it and never had any issues. Within a months time my husband, son and father in law couldn’t log in. I contacted the ONLY department they could help and they gave me password reset info????? The app kept asking showing them the “Already a member” page and my poor father in law made the mistake of charging it on his account(I’m sure that’s what the developers want). Then it finally happened to me, now I’m kicked out of the app. I’ve tried to cancel the subscription,, renew the subscription, add my family group, delete the family group. And now I’m receiving an error message. There’s still NO HELP AVAILABLE. Oh, unless you need your password reset....which I don’t. I’m not sure if the app crashed but I’m very unhappy.
Thank you Google!
by acemanawc on 2018/09/14 00:01
Finally, you have implemented full screen support for the iPhone X. The timing is suspicious since Apple had their big show yesterday to introduce the latest iPhone Xs and Xs Max. I’ve been harping on this since November last year and it finally is a blessing that you finally added this feature. So Thank you so much! Now to get 5 stars, I was hoping you can add a button or shortcut so that I can channel “back n forth” or “flip back in forth” between 2 channels quickly. Currently while using app I do not see a quick way of flipping between 2 channels. This would come in very handy when watching two live sports events at the same time. Thank you again.
I love it!!
by SonyaFay on 2018/05/04 12:08
I’ve given this app 4 out of 5 stars. What I love is how simple and affordable this option is. I’d prefer it over cable and satellite for a couple of reasons. One reason being cost. I appreciate the fact that I only spend $35 on my television subscription and are able to watch all of my local channels, tons of sports channels and a handful of movie channels. I LOVE IT!!! One subscription covers every tv in our home. My past tv service apart from this app would cost upwards to $100 for 3 rooms. Ridiculous. The reason that I gave 4 stars and not 5 is simple because I wish there were more movie channel stations. Otherwise it’s still a very awesome service and the cost is perfection.
Local Market
by MotoFan on 2018/08/23 01:28
Generally, very happy with Google services, but this one is terrible. First, I was asked if I wanted a free trial, then I was automatically subscribed and charged $40, which I didn't realize until I saw an email confirmation that I had signed up for a recurring subscription. Then, when I tried to use the service to watch LAFC, the team that wears YouTubeTV on their shirt and of which I am a season ticket holder, I was told that the match was not available because I am currently in SF. When I reached out to customer service for an explanation, the response that I got was that there was nothing that they could do about the match that had just started, but that I should change my local area once I returned to LA and then I would have the OPTION of recording the match next time I was out of town. I go to matches when I'm in town, so why would I need this subscription if I can't use it outside of the Los Angeles market area. Now, iTunes is telling me that this subscription is not eligible for a refund, even though it was A) not clear that I was committing to pay $40 B) to watch a match that was never going to be available and C) cancelled my subscription as soon as I found out that I had been charged. Thanks for stealing my money.
Horrible Experience - Want my $$ Back
by daisydoggsmom on 2018/01/13 14:27
For $39 a month I couldn’t log into my account to watch on my iPad no matter how hard I tried. There seems to be a software issue. Also, without notice after the trial period ended, I was charged for another month. I immediately tried calling YouTube’s office to try to get it cancelled, but the office was closed over the long Christmas holiday weekend. I called on the first day they were to be open, but still got the voicemail that they get were closed over the holiday. This went on for days. So, nobody was ever available. You also cannot unsubscribe on the app, so you have to research that. I deleted the app. Way too expensive and without being able to watch on my iPad, pointless. I tired, but found the app to be a frustrating waste of my time and $$. Wish I could get my money back.
Terrible ffwd & rev | mediocre navigation
by AppReviewerPA on 2018/12/24 23:41
The fast forward & reverse controls in this app are absolutely terrible, which makes it extremely difficult to deal with commercials & app bugs. There’s no TV/channel guide, and the navigation to find what you’re looking for is mediocre. Further, the app still has a terrible bug, where... when your mobile device is at rest (i.e. when your screen is black) and then it’s reconnected to an in progress Chromecast, it sometimes won’t reconnect to the current point in time, but instead, to the beginning of the show that you’re watching. Coming back to my first point, with the terrible fast forward & reverse controls, it’s a royal PITA to get back to the correct point in time for the show that was previously in progress.
Decent content.....software needs work
by DigiH on 2019/01/02 23:30
Love being able to record sports. Love being able to record LOTS and not running out of space. Quality is good, if you have good wifi connection. That all being said, software can find many ways to get to a black screen of “something went wrong, try again”. Also, ability to “schedule” recordings is kindergarten level logic at best. Multiple times something that “scheduled” didn’t record. Doesn’t handle multiple access point homes well. Lots and lots of other issues and while tech support seems to want to try and help you — they will conclude that they have solved your (THEIR) problem, sometimes when they really haven’t.
Best Bang for Buck
by LOLFORTEALZ on 2018/09/14 13:59
I love YT TV. It delivers 90% of everything I want in television. PROS: - cheap - wide variety - programmable - multiple users - LOTS OF SPORTS CONS: - at times programmed sports are overshadowed when a different sport runs longer than expected. I get this a lot with My American Soccer/European Football. A baseball game post game runs long and I don’t get to see the first 30 min of my match. - missing 3 channels I love...History, Discovery, HGTV. If YT TV had these...5 stars. - Can only record programs so far in advance. I might see a commercial for a movie/show/event a month before it airs...but I can’t select that to be recorded until much closer to air date. I usually forget and miss the initial air. Would be better if I could set recordings further out in advance. For me the CONS don’t outweigh the PROS. I regularly recommend YT TV to everyone who asks me, “How are you watching that?” With everything in life, it’s not perfect, but at least I’m not paying $$$ for Direct/Dish...getting 400+ channels I don’t watch...and still having to pay extra for sports. 10/10 would recommend!
Still in free trial
by LionMost on 2018/04/01 19:15
I have had this for a couple days now so far I liked it mostly for options it provides (multiple sign in and unlimitted recording... now with this app, I can find and watch and/or scheduel recording my fav. Sports a more than ever) I am still learning and ain’t wanna get ahead of myself, however the biggest weakness that I can mention (compared to other providers that I tried) is the low sound quality and image less than expected resolution. Well this will be important only when you watch it on a big screen tv and use a hometheatre settup. It is also a bit pricy, but all things considered, My vote will go to this app than others.
Non-iOS friendly interface
by Egestrada42 on 2018/03/30 19:27
I cannot interact with my account with an iOS device. When attempting to manage my membership on internet explorer i get a message that states to open with firefox or google chrome. I tried opening chrome on my iPad and there is no way to manage it there either. I have to use a windows machine running a chrome we browser to make any changes. The inability to manage my membership with an iOS device really put a damper on the entire experience. Non sure how this can be changed but even on a chrome web browser on an iOS device will not work. Please advise. Do i really need to keep my windows machine?
Such great potential
by Nickatgt on 2019/01/17 23:44
We’ve been using YouTubeTV for about 5 months now and I’m convinced that this is what TV should look like. It seems to get better with each release. Just like cable there are a lot of things that I’d never watch and some that I wish I had. I’d love to have the Viacom programs (HGTV, Discovery, Food, etc). HBO would be nice but all of these are a cost vs value decision. One area that needs to be addressed is navigating through programs, the UI is not intuitive. I’d like to be able to skip over commercials and have a good way to navigate within the program. Still it has allowed me to cut the cord while keeping my wife happy. Overall a victory.
More Channel Options Needed
by Roxie2018! on 2018/11/05 10:48
Enjoy using this app. It’s my only tv provider. Allows me to record shows, start the show from where it is live (if I started watching late) or watch from the beginning, prioritize my channels in a list, start from the where I stopped watching the show, when I switch from my phone to my tablet and some other features. My only gripe is the channel selection. None of the Discovery Network channels are available. No Comedy Central. No A&E. None of the Nickelodeon channels. None of the History Channels. Maybe they are available in other areas but definitely not in mine. I requested the channels a few months ago but nothing has changed. That’s a drawback but otherwise, great app.
The Best!
by L&JRote on 2018/09/04 00:57
We are immensely pleased with YouTubeTV...I only regret we didn’t get it earlier. We’ve had it for over a month now and it is so much better than we expected. We live in a rural area, only have ADSL...not high speed. It has worked faultlessly for us...no downtime, no issues. We love the ability to start a program at the beginning if we start watching it late and being able to record shows to watch later. We also love being able to watch on our iPad or laptop if we aren’t able to be near the TV. It’s everything we wanted and more. Thank you to the developers!
Long recordings have issues
by onehndbkhnd on 2018/08/18 03:09
Overall, the experience is great. My area for improvement is recording long length programs. For me it is 8-10hr long Tennis Channel programs. I need to be able to go to the beginning of the recording while the program is still recording. In every situation that this occurs, the first few hours get clipped and I can’t watch the entire program from the beginning until a day after the program airs, at which the programming has gotten stale, since it is live sports coverage. I’ve made multiple requests that this be fixed. Customer support is good at contacting me, but they have not yet fixed the problem.
difficult to cancel!
by LeGoose33 on 2017/10/21 13:04
The service doesn’t work while I’m traveling (disappointing but not the reason for the 1 star). As I travel a lot and that was the main reason I wanted to try it, I am trying to cancel. What really upset me is that it’s difficult to cancel. The app itself has a link that says “cancel membership” but when you press it I get the message “please see Apple’s instructions for subscription management”. Of course I can’t find Apple’s subscription management on my iPad and I need to go find a computer somewhere and try to figure this out. What a hassle and a waste of life! I bought this on the iPad and should be able to easily cancel. Now I’m a hostage and I can’t help but think it’s intentional or incompetence. In any case, I don’t like it and I’m not coming back anytime soon! (assuming I ever figure out how to cancel!)
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+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and more, including your local sports & news channels. +Watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV +Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored for 9 months. +6 YouTube TV accounts per household. Everyone gets their own login, recommendations and DVR. +Monthly pay-as-you-go membership; cancel anytime. Over seventy networks are available in YouTube TV: BROADCAST ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC SPORTS Big Ten Network , CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Decades, Discovery, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, MotorTrend, MyNetwork TV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Newsy, Local Now (The Weather Channel) KIDS Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo Availability: YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States. For the complete list of available locations, please visit our Help Center. Your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started! If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account you’re using at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. Terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/terms Paid terms of service: tv.youtube.com/tv/paidterms Privacy policy: tv.youtube.com/tv/privacy Enjoy cable-free live tv now!
NOT FREE
by Steph DLG on 2019/04/18 20:12
$54.99 a month. Be Careful! As soon as you hit “Next” it will charge you.
YouTube TV
by ehyns on 2019/04/18 18:17
Says it’s free but it’s $54.99/monthly
Waste of money
by meeeeeeeeennnnmmmmee on 2019/04/18 18:06
I don’t understand why I pay for it but it plays at least 6 ads every couple of minutes. Hulu and Netflix are much better smh
Please help
by Ishdafiah on 2019/04/18 15:32
I came back to YouTube tv because it said that you can now watch YouTube original tv shows. So I cancels fubo tv and come to find out I’m no longer able to which I’m not considering on switching back. Please explain how I am able to view YouTube original shows please.
***DO NOT SIGNUP THROUGH IN APP PURCHASE****
by 10smom on 2019/04/18 15:19
Google cannnot and will not help you if issues. Now I am stuck frozen out for 15 days until subscription ends and then I can get help from google!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? GOOGLE: Put on the App Store description the message. “ DO NO SIGN UP THROUGH IN APP PURCHASE OR YOU ARE SCREWED” Turn off in app purchase and provide a link to sign up through the website. Stop the practice of forcing people to give a new address every 3 months if they are a nomad and only have 2 timeS you can do this. Many Nomads use this app and will never be back at the last address they used to access the app. YOU HAVE BECOME A CABLE COMPANY INSTEAD OF AN UNTETHERED OPTION FOR VIEWING CONTENT.
It said it was free cable then it say $54 for free cable?
by mad pesron on 2019/04/18 14:24
It said freeeee
10$ increase for channels I don’t watch
by X27453678231 on 2019/04/18 11:07
Isn’t this practice one of the reasons we’ve been trying to “cut the cable”?
25% increase for more crappy channels?
by x-CNBC on 2019/04/18 08:44
YouTube TV was interesting because of useful channels for a reasonable fee unlike cable companies. But now it is trying to become yet another cable company by cramming useless channels and increasing fee...calcelling
YouTube TV becomes another cable
by Seanb0501 on 2019/04/18 08:30
Starting May 2019, YouTube TV becomes yet another cable company by adding more useless channels & increasing fee from $40 to $50...That’s whopping 25% increase! I’m cancelling
Not worth it anymore
by jefstead on 2019/04/18 00:20
Missing core iPad features like PIP, no HBO option, and a one size fits all package that includes channels people don’t want and didn’t ask for.
Crap
by slyguy78 on 2019/04/18 00:09
Was going to buy until I saw the Rachel Maddow show as an example of what to expect from your subscription.
Headed in the wrong direction.
by edk012 on 2019/04/17 22:21
I appreciate the addition of the new channels, but not the price increase. I cut the cord to try and save money over cable. Now I pay $75/mo for high speed internet and $45/mo for YouTube TV. Would really appreciate the option to select my channels at a per channel price or something like that. I don’t watch half the crap that is included. Also, needs offline...period. And there should be a way to only record a specific instance of a show that repeats. I don’t need every instance of ESPN SportsCenter that airs. Just once for the day is all.
scam
by jascll on 2019/04/17 20:28
I download the app because Youtube say its free but when i did it, YouTube TV try to charger me $54.99 👎🏽
Bad for Apple TV
by Hate Comcast on 2019/04/17 20:25
The app is frustratingly awful. It’s consistently fuzzy or buffering. When I reached out to support regarding the issue they said ‘sorry for your trouble were working on it’. They purposely don’t have agreements about uptime and as a result, they don’t have any incentive to keep their service up. I’ve had issues with buffering or outage while watching sports at least 10 different times. They should take down this app.
Almost Real TV
by Tryingtobepositive on 2019/04/17 19:57
Scrolling banners are not smooth, the jump. Sound on “Live TV” is 2.0 stereo, makes watching sports just like I don’t have a $2000.00 sound system. Adding junk channels that I have no interest in WHILE raising prices without fixing sound. Time to change lead management. Google you could have a real winner here.
Very good overall
by Chris_Lakers on 2019/04/17 16:33
Very good overall, but it would be nice to know which shows will turn into shows that require you to watch ads after a few hours (like CW and CBS shows). Maybe there could be a logo next to these shows to notify the user?
Recent Price Increases defeats the Purpose of cord Cutting
by HailstormX on 2019/04/17 11:42
The service has been great. Pretty ticked that they raised the price and added garbage channels and forced the user to take them... $35 a month was a great price now $50... factor in internet cost and you might as well get cable again. They need to have a sports tier for $30 bucks. I could care less about discovery channels don’t raise my bill and say here are some great free channels. If anything work on getting nfl red zone.
Price hike
by KutterCraig on 2019/04/17 04:35
Stop increasing the price. Give us the options of different Chanel packages rather than a “one size fits all” plan for nearly double the price...
Fred Montgomery
by Fmnicole3 on 2019/04/17 04:16
Fred Montgomery
Would give it negative stars if I could.
by Mel€* on 2019/04/17 03:56
This app is terrible. For almost 3 weeks, it hasn’t cast to chrome cast tv. Their support is also really bad. I keep asking and they just say the same thing over again. That a technician is trying to duplicate the issue and they will contact me but then they never contact me. Google owns YouTube AND chrome cast. And they can’t get them to work together. You get a hard Fail on this Google.
Not yet
by Mjcjjcc joy on 2019/04/16 20:29
Sounds like there is work to do on this app before I jump on board.
Pay $50 a month for advertising, no freaking way!
by Sabrina Que on 2019/04/16 19:13
If I have to pay $50 a month I expect zero advertisements! So I’m not even going to bother with this one.
The app is not fully optimized for new iPad Pro devices
by VicBeny on 2019/04/16 19:04
Hello YouTube TV Team, please ask the development team to adjust the iOS app navigation buttons on the new iPad Pro devices. The texts under the navigation buttons are covered by the iOS swipe-up indicator and this design flaw is causing a poor visual and navigation experience. I have sent several emails to the YouTube TV Help but the problem hasn't been solved. YouTube TV subscribers expect a better device support but YouTube TV product team has failed to fully support the new iPad Pro devices.
Ads showing again after just watching
by TTVdon'tForgrtAboutYT on 2019/04/16 18:57
I’ve had YouTube TV for about 2 months now and most of the time when watching tv that’s been recorded it often makes me watch ads again right after I just watched them.
New pricing is terrible
by nargan on 2019/04/16 16:30
I will be deleting and unsubscribing. I don’t care about the new channels, and going from a grandfathered rate of $35/month to $50/month means the service isn’t worth it to me. See ya.
Great app...but
by NB3313 on 2019/04/16 15:22
Great app no issues. But, please add One America News and History channel!
Price increase
by FarmVille friend on 2019/04/16 12:30
Why is Apple charging $5 more per month than YouTube tv? Why would anyone pay this?
Too expensive now
by Bengaltigger on 2019/04/16 11:54
I was putting up with the constant lags and the somewhat unintuitive interface because it was cheaper than cable. No appears they are going the same path as dish/cable buy trying to add every network that anyone asks for and raising their price to cover the cost. Hey youtube... There is a reason people left dish/cable... Because we don't want to spend $$$ for channels we don't watch.
No don’t waste your money
by sam0871 on 2019/04/16 10:40
Your better off getting Nextflix, this app give you lag and advertising same old YouTube.
Why more channels?
by Wrxrox on 2019/04/16 07:11
Been using the app for about a year now. Not perfect but works well on phone, iPad and Xbox. Recently they mentioned adding more channels and a higher cost. I like what I get for $40 and not really interested in more channels being added, that I’m not all that interested, for $10 more monthly. I thought the idea was to move away from the cabletv way if doing things. Soon we’ll have 100+ channels costing us over $100 monthly. Once that occurs I’ll be on to the next best option.
It’s nothing more than Cable TV
by It's TC, Everybody on 2019/04/16 05:45
They claim it’s not, yet it’s just another monolithic corporation bundling up a bunch of crap and preying on the consumer. Though, did we really expect it to be anything different? Of course not, yet we hoped. Nice interface, for what it’s worth.
Over 50% price monthly price increase
by soundneedle on 2019/04/16 04:10
No thanks. Add 500 more channels if you want. Be just like cable. Nothing innovative about this Google.
Price Hike
by ASloan93 on 2019/04/16 03:32
Like everyone else, I’m very unhappy about the price hike. Especially since, of all the channels that came with the price hike, I’m interested in exactly 0 of them. In fact, now I have to go in and remove them from the channel listing or move them to the bottom of the channel list. We switched to this service specifically for a modern take on tv that didn’t come with arbitrary price hikes. I don’t know if we’ll switch to something else, but we’re considering it.
We need A&E
by Ninjanuts00 on 2019/04/16 03:31
Please I need live Pd lol.
Another subscription failure
by Dwdrmz on 2019/04/16 01:50
This service came out and I was elated. Access local and cable content online for a very reasonable price. I’ve already gone through one set of price hikes but this latest one was the nail in the coffin. Adding 6 channels of content in April of ‘19 I don’t want or need and price gouging consumers an additional 37%!!?? Seriously incompetent as they don’t understand their users or the market. They claim to be the solution for cord cutters but they just continue the same bad practices that drive people away from cable tv. Thankfully they don’t have a contract. Google- either offered tiered pricing or a la carte and let users pick the channels they want for the money they are willing to spend instead of forcing content and rate hikes no one asked for. Needless to say I am cancelling this service.
They need channel options
by Thundershots on 2019/04/16 00:39
Adding channels and raising the price automatically is not what I signed up for. They should offer the new channels to people who want them for an additional fee. I cancelled after this happened.
Used to be the Best, now it’s not
by dan7827 on 2019/04/15 23:59
YouTube TV used to be the best deal around and had a great channel line-up. But after a 43% price hike, going back on their grandfather promise, and adding a set of channels that several of the YouTube community didn’t want, the service has fallen to the same level as cable and satellite providers. At least wish DTVN you get HBO as part of the cost increase.
6 account but only 3 streams?
by 808Honolulu on 2019/04/15 23:01
Whats the purpose of 6 logins when u only allowed to stream 3? Wish there was a option to stream more on the same network
Good service but need package options
by Loren K Richter on 2019/04/15 22:13
The service is really good but the idea of leaving cable for better options at a lower price is slipping away very fast and will be no better than cable if this continues. I’m starting to look for other options. If you’re like me and don’t need large packages of networks at a high monthly subscription prices then you’re probably upset like myself who got more networks forced upon them at a big price hike. I’d like to see package choices or even better the ability to select per network. Why pay money for networks that you could care less about. How about letting the consumer choose. When you’re looking to cut costs, getting a surprise increase in services and price is very disappointing from a service provider you once really liked.
Love the app but...
by davidlaplace on 2019/04/15 21:28
The app and the service is great. Very user friendly. However, I will be canceling due to the new increase. From $35 to $50. No not worth that
Great app but dismal pricing decisions
by OnTheEast on 2019/04/15 20:41
Thought I’d found the ideal streaming app for a cord-cutter. Local and sports my biggest use. And a reasonable price. But YouTube TV just announced a 25 to 30% price increase that you must accept. Their reason? They added more channels. But ones I never used and don’t want. Now this app is mimicking the cable companies, creating mandatory expensive bundles full of unwanted content. Not for me, sadly, any longer.
Fantastic UI - Price hikes, not so much!
by Iamhawk50 on 2019/04/15 20:27
YouTube TV is an incredible value at $35/mo. With everything you get and the versatility of available devices is great. However, to up it $15/mo, $20 if you bill through the App store for a handful of other channels (which I've clearly lived without) yeah - no thanks. May as well go back to cable.
Persistent bug
by kalopqui on 2019/04/15 20:15
I watch YoutubeTV on an Ipad. There is a persistent problem when I am watching a show that is being recorded. Unexpectedly, the screen goes back to the start of the show or to a different previously recorded show. This happens many times during the show I am trying to watch. I have reported this problem to YoutubeTV many times but they seem to be unable or unwilling to solve the problem. Also the monthly rate has been raised by more than $10 despite my many complaints about the quality of the service. Other than that, everything else is fine.
Price increase
by gmnii_ on 2019/04/15 19:54
Already another price increase. People switched to streaming because cable was expensive, now streaming is even more expensive. Once you calculate the internet you pay for. App deleted.
Unhappy
by D_Julian_59 on 2019/04/15 19:42
I cut out my cable Tv due to never ending price increases and now your increasing the cost for extra channels that I have no interest in, not happy. I guess I need to start researching for something better :(
Not worth the cost anymore! Cancel and Delete!
by SwankPeRFection on 2019/04/15 17:18
Why am I paying you to get MT channel?! Great, now everyone can watch Barrett-Jackson auctions 24/7. Is MT good for anything else? Seriously... who at Google thought that was a good channel to get and then force your subscribers to pay for?! And now they raise the price and force us to pay for channels we don’t want! You can’t just raise prices on people. You wanted to sign the deal with the networks, YOU PAY FOR IT AND ABSORB THE COST!!!! iOS version of the app for iPhones needs to all a guide view if you’re in the Live tab and rotate phone to Landscape. This is needed so that people can easily find a program happening later in the day and schedule a recording. Yeah, I know, you can search for it and then set the recording that way, but that only works with movies and shows that kind of have set times. For live events and sporting shows like Indian Wells tennis tournament on TC, you can’t always find this easily on search and what’s needed is the guide which shows you the live time range it’s set for so that you can set a recording for it and whatever is after it because usually they run late and guess what?... your stupid DVR option doesn’t allow for live program record time extension, so the match I wanted to record gets cut off if the matches run late and out of that guide time window. Cable companies have added the option to extend a recording past its end time so that this doesn’t happen... especially when the range is like 2PM to 10PM. You know the matches are going to extend past the 10PM eastern time because they’re in California, so if my 6PM California time match starts late and ends late guess what? I miss it because I don’t have these DVR custom options, much less a guide to be able to schedule the other guide listing AFTER the live coverage event to make sure I have it in there somewhere. Think Google, THINK! #biff Does not AirPlay properly to an AppleTV. When the phone locks, the stream stops. You need to fix this! Sometimes the AppleTV app doesn’t work due to an outage on your end and the iPhone still does for some reason, so at those times it would be nice to AirPlay if needed. Also, AirPlaying to someone else’s AppleTV would be another scenario where this is usable and needs to be fixed to work with the phone screen locked or while doing something else in the background. (This is a defect that happens if you are AirPlaying and change quality of the stream and if it’s not successful, the playback crashes and says to “Tap to retry.” When you do that, AirPlaying the retried stream will stop when you lock the phone. Only way around this is to quit app entirely and start it again. Then find a stream, change quality to 1080p AND THEN AirPlay it. At this point, you can successfully lock the screen or use another app and the AirPlay playback to the AppleTV will not stop.)
Disappointed
by rpk8750 on 2019/04/14 22:53
Ridiculous price increase of over 40%.
You Tube TV
by botrjoel on 2019/04/14 17:25
I wish I had pulled the plug a long time ago. When I think of all the money I wasted with direct tV......
Good, not close to perfect yet
by Fuddy Duddy Daddy on 2019/04/14 16:02
After 10 months, here is my take: Channel package is just about perfect for our needs. Price vs. channels seems reasonable, much less $ than we paid Comcast. Cloud DVR is terrific and simple. Performance of the YouTube tv app on iOS devices is fine, rarely any issue. Performance using airplay from older Apple TV and a Comcast “normal” speed web (50 mbps) connection was terrible. Video resolution would degrade, audio and video out of synch, video would stop. Recently upgraded Apple TV, which made a big difference, but did not fully fix performance. The awesome thing is the onboard YouTube TV app on the Apple TV. Huge benefit with that. We then upgraded to 200 Mbps Frontier fios internet. The combination of much faster net speed and the new Apple TV is nearly perfect, hardly ever have performance issues. Google just raised price to $50 from $40 and added some channels, most of which we don’t need. No plans to seek a replacement yet, but will keep an eye open for alternatives as the streaming offerings improve. The nice thing is no contract and easy to switch when we see a better offering. No regrets in getting rid of cable. It was joyful.
Disappointed
by TerynMerc on 2019/04/14 14:28
I was expecting from google something game changing. A service that let me watch what I want, for a cheaper price than cable. A service that I wouldn’t have to scroll through channel I don’t want or pay for channels I never look at. What this is cable pay tv on a YouTube platform. App: the app is easy to use. But for how little I watch live tv it’s not really worth it. $50 seriously? And this service has no Viacom channels. You’re better off getting antenna and Philo.
Crappy ads
by Angel537 on 2019/04/14 10:50
We are going to start paying 50 bucks a month I think it’s worth enough money to not see no freaken ads all the time while watching shows like what the hell YouTube get your head straight and help us out and stop thinking about your pockets
Not a good deal anymore
by ptcampbell on 2019/04/14 06:04
Bait and switch. 40% price increase in the time I have subscribed with no added value whatsoever — unless you count adding channels you don’t watch and never asked for. Just like the cable companies.
Simply amazing
by Colby132002 on 2019/04/14 04:31
YouTube TV is just an awesome service. Some are complaining about the new price hike, I still think it's worth it. Honestly, it's better than Directv, even if they were equally priced. I love the unlimited DVR, being able to easily watch live and recorded stuff anywhere I went on any device. It's just so easy to use and our family loves it.
Solid overall
by JMBM82 on 2019/04/14 02:50
The guide could be better - it only shows you the current show you’re watching, and the upcoming show. Other than that, I can’t complain!
Cuts off last 5 mins of each show by restarting the episode
by Bunnychicksf on 2019/04/14 02:25
Come on google, you can do better. What a terrible experience. In the meantime I try to sign into a channel app using my account, and it won’t let me authenticate. Definitely canceling especially with the price increase!
Apps fine. Price isn’t
by SmokMnky on 2019/04/14 00:29
Raising the prices stupid canceling giving them one star. Google is doing fine Hulu is better
Love it!
by bsp120167 on 2019/04/13 22:45
Great user interface. Channel selection is getting better and getting more expensive but still like it. I do wish they wouldn’t convert your recordings to VOD. I often lose things i want to watch because they convert to VOD and then expire
PRICE HIKE!
by Jerrylee2607 on 2019/04/13 22:35
Forcing customers to go from $35 a month to $50 is totally ridiculous. Why should I have to pay for channels that I didn’t ask for, nor will I watch? This is unacceptable.
STEEP Price Hike
by Fallen Bronze Angel on 2019/04/13 22:25
~40% to add a few tertiary channels I didn’t ask for, don’t want and won’t watch? Was a good deal, but now feels like a rip-off.
Great but also frustrating
by Timoth9617 on 2019/04/13 22:04
I first had YouTube TV when it was originally only $45 a month. My main complaint recently has been that they have increased the price for several channels that I don’t want in the first place. On top of that, I updated the app three days ago, and the streaming has been terrible. It glitches every five seconds. If they would fix the streaming, I would be okay with the price increase. However, if this crap streaming continues there’s no reason for me to being more more than I originally was.
Loved the service, until the price hike
by Daviathon on 2019/04/13 21:27
I have enjoyed the YouTube TV app for several months now. I have even recommended it to family and friends when inquiring about cord cutting. The app works well on my iPhone, my wife’s iPhone and all our Apple tvs. Loved being able to watch most (if not all) my local sports teams, and the fact I could do that anywhere was amazing. However, with the introduction of more channels, I can understand a price increase. What I can’t understand is why they wouldn’t have a tiered system. I don’t care about animal planet, or HGTV. I just want my sports and local tv. I guess that isn’t YouTube TV’s market. It’s time to find a new service, as I will be cancelling my auto pay for this next bill cycle.
Switched from Xfinity and Couldn’t Be Happier
by christianaugie on 2019/04/13 20:28
Half the price and much more user friendly. Highly recommend!
Bait and Switch
by Hamrdul on 2019/04/13 18:43
The app works like a charm. No complaints about the operation or content. My hack is with the increased price a month after I subscribed. I cut the cable based on the price and quality of content and saved a few bucks over cable tv then right back to sq 1. Not nice y’all.
Amazing , but....
by Mr. Cotto on 2019/04/13 18:16
54.99???? For that price I’ll just go back to cable. Good bye!
Major price increase to $50 not justified
by ssummers1978 on 2019/04/13 14:02
The recent increase in price is a money grab. If the folks running YouRube TV wanted to increase the price, they should have increased it on the customers who wanted the extra channels. Forcing everyone to pay the price increase for channels they don’t want is exactly why people left cable in the first place! This recent decision to increase the price on every single subscriber they have is going to force people to leave YouTube TV. When I subscribed to YouTube TV on May 17, 2018 the price was $40, not even a year later the price is $50.
Had my doubts, but no more!
by HT Detox Monitor on 2019/04/13 12:59
Great app, works flawlessly on my IPad. Faster than Prime Video on my Kindle. Great selection of shows and movies. I have used YouTube for years and continue to be amazed at what they do! Get all the YouTube apps, you won't be disappointed. Hal
Please fix the app 👏🏻
by dee-dee21 on 2019/04/13 11:07
Good golly PLEASE FIX THE APP! I cannot get through a 45 min show in less than 2 hours for having to close the app every 5 min. The sound will just stop and 3/4 of the way into any show and BAM- glitch! Another show will start playing or the show you are watching will start over. This has been an issue through many updates. I frequently use my iPhone to watch and it’s especially frustrating when you have a limited lunch break! We love the channel choices (5 stars on that) and are happy we made the change! That said, when you pay for service, you expect it at the very least to work (and on any device)!
App great
by ManHugsFl on 2019/04/13 10:55
App is great. It is the behind the scenes to watch out for. Just st had 25% price increase for poor and rarely used added channels. They are starting to ruin a good thing. Even asked for information and got nothing. Again, the app is great. They management lacking sincere customer care. Just after more MONEY.
Add more channels if you want more money
by Brandon62296 on 2019/04/13 10:01
A few discovery channels doesn’t cut it. Would love to see the weather channel mainly, but more channels needed if you’re gonna charge $120 more a year now.
🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
by JNEGRETE31 on 2019/04/13 08:54
It’s a bummer I won’t be able to keep my $35 subscription plan. The sudden increase to $50 convinced me to cancel my subscription. I knew this app was to good to be true. I really hope you listen to your customers Google.
Price changes are too much
by Aj_ani on 2019/04/13 06:10
YouTube TV starting to become just like Comcast, rope you in and increase the price. Smh not worth it and going to cancel my subscription
Extortion
by ChrisK678 on 2019/04/13 04:53
Not please that I JUST subscribed to the service and it is going up 200 dollars a year, with no option whatsoever to remain at the current subscribed price. For that I can stay with cable. Won’t renew after April.
Was once good
by JustinMcK on 2019/04/13 01:56
The technology is good, the app works well. The problem is they have raised prices so much in the last year that it’s not a cord cutting option. And it counts against your data cap. Might as well stick with cable.
Keeps interrupting shows and playing parts of other shows
by Dngibby on 2019/04/13 01:45
Not worth the cost or the recent price hike to $50. I’ll begin exploring other offerings and progress since I last used them. Hate that the autorotate is always enabled. Unpredictable behavior when you click on another show while watching one show. Would like a hands off mode that only responds to gestures or long pressing home button. Oh well.
was the best option out there.
by Shutterpug on 2019/04/13 01:04
for $35/ month i could deal with the buffering, lack of PIP, no program guide. Not for $50. There are too many sports channels that I don't watch and now they added 10 more stations I don’t need. At the very least they should allow current subscribers to keep the packages they have. Goodbye youtubetv. you out priced yourself.
Eventually
by Revsoul on 2019/04/13 00:20
Was going great. Great selection, great layout, great price, great cord-cutters option BUT now they raise the price, adding channels that seems no one asked for and no option for anything else or to opt out. Canceling before changes take effect and trying something else. The streaming options are starting to be the EXACT same as the traditional ones
Constantly skips back to play earlier shows
by DanburyMadHatter on 2019/04/12 23:51
It was better a few versions back but now when watching either pre-recorded or live TV it will intermittently start playing an earlier program on the same channel. Sometimes closing and restarting the apps helps but at some point it will start doing it again. Totally unusable I can’t watch a one hour program without this occurring.
Way too many commercial 6????
by MovieNightsNY on 2019/04/12 23:40
The base price of $39.99 is going up for $54.00 according to and alert I got from the app.
WHY??
by Byron_H on 2019/04/12 22:12
I am enjoying no cable but what is going on lately with this app on my Samsung TV, both of them. I have no issues at all with Netflix or Amazon. May have to move to Hulu!
The only thing I don’t like
by Brave Pro on 2019/04/12 19:12
The only thing I dont like is when traveling the live feed switches to whatever the local programming is. For example while out of town in California I couldn’t get the Chiefs game etc.
You just made U-Verse competitive again
by MoStinkyCheese on 2019/04/12 17:53
I've been a subscriber for just two weeks then you hit me with a price increase for channels I have no interest in. I understand getting Apples cut out of the equation but leave it at that OR give your consumers the option to purchase the additional channels. How do I know your not going to pull the same stunt three months from now? You have one week to change your business model and resolve this or loose me as a customer. Thanks
Best in a mediocre world
by Dickdickson789 on 2019/04/12 16:47
I’ve tried several other streaming apps and YTTV is best. It’s down less and user interface is slightly better. A low bar. Now they want to jack up the price and claim the few new channels are worth the increase. Not so.
Bye bye cable
by W.G. Writer on 2019/04/12 16:06
Love Youtube tv! Best thing we ever did. Wish we would have cut cable a long time ago.
Price increase destroys the value of the service
by Jctaylor on 2019/04/12 15:23
Great app. Recent increase of forty percent to the price of the service for some garbage channels that I don’t want brings me to the end of this road however. Hoping an alternative steps up soon.
Just another cable company now
by tbargs23 on 2019/04/12 14:55
YouTube tv has now become a cable company. Raising their prices for channels you don’t want. Their whole existence was for cutting the cord. Now, we will have to cut YouTube tv. Such a shame.
Regret switching to youtubeTV
by nurseliz165 on 2019/04/12 14:41
Buyer beware. YoutubeTV just increased the price 15/month for all customers while adding 8 channels nobody cares about. I did not have a choice to pay more for these additional channels. At 50/month I might as well switch back to cable. Unless SlingTV or HuluTV has better options.
Was a great service till 4/11/19
by Double True on 2019/04/12 14:22
I cut cable to join YouTube tv. The product and streaming was great. The channel offer, while not all encompassing, had been just what I was looking for. Then YTTV decided to become a cable company, forcing a bundle of channels onto me that I didn’t ask for or want for an extra $15 a month. Why? I’m not sure, but I know the effect. I have canceled my subscription and won’t be coming back till they remove these channels or offer tiers. Bad decision, YouTube TV.
Broken. Frequently jump from Live to several hours back
by mas90guru ct on 2019/04/12 13:39
$15 more a month — and now YouTubeTV can’t reliably play a live stream? The app consistently jumps from Live playback to content from 1-5 hours old with no warning. This happens repeatedly in CNBC and suddenly I’m not watching live Financials but overnight data ?
ads
by gnarlysammy on 2019/04/12 06:58
I watch more ads then I do the movie or show... literally
More price hikes
by ReviewerFabulous on 2019/04/12 06:07
Total bait and switch. In a year has gone from 34.99 to 49.99. It’s too expensive.
43% Price increase after two months
by B Macknik on 2019/04/12 06:05
I signed up for YouTube TV two months ago. I’ve liked the service—even with a few technical glitches occasionally causing viewing problems. But I just got notified that the price is going up 43% next month to $55. I’ll be canceling my service as YouTube TV is no longer price competitive. I didn’t cut the cord to sign up for another monolithic package of channels that I’ll never watch and constant price increases. I’d rather not have classic TV at all.
Glitchy and seemingly obvious features missing
by Chief_lee_visceral on 2019/04/12 05:55
Sometimes even when the buffer is healthy the video does not stream at max resolution on Apple 4k TV. No have to quit the app and get back in to fix. No dvr compensation for live sporting events starting early or running long.
43% price increase???
by CFster on 2019/04/12 05:41
This came with absolutely no warning and channels added that I could care less about. I am NOT happy and want to cancel.
Lost its appeal
by Neal-T on 2019/04/12 05:27
Could have been something really great. But with they lags and delays, and now huge price increase it’s just not special anymore. At least cable you can talk to a live person (even if it’s a long wait) instead of YouTubeTV’s try back later response
$35 to $50 - one month notice - no thanks
by GIS Guy on 2019/04/12 05:08
Hmm, I just don’t feel like I was given appropriate notice of a significant price increase. Pretty much tack it or leave it. $50 for this plus $20 for YouTube Red = $70. I think I’ll leave it. Comparable now with the other live tv services...
Forced upgrade : Prices are crazy
by Tommy blan on 2019/04/12 04:48
As an early adopter of the technology I went through the ups and downs with YouTube and google . Happily paid $35.00 a month for a service that would go down for big events (World Cup) or just not work. They are now adding a couple of networks I do not care for and increasing my bill by 42% with no option to opt out. Transferring my business to Hulu + Hulu Live at least for the price increase they will give me Hulu, a better UI, and allow me to fast forward through recordings .. YouTube tv will force ads to paying customers on some recorded shows.. Also, gave YouTube the chance to respond to a couple of issues but the only response has been a price increase.
Disgraceful price changes
by Great first podcast! on 2019/04/12 04:43
The new price change will have everyone leaving ASAP. Charging 15 dollars a month for channels nobody would ever want and not responding to any contact via email or social media DMs is awful customer care. Hulu now far more appealing. Charging cable prices for an app that needs great WiFi and offers far less. Very very silly indeed.
Very buggy. Crashes often..
by spinNshift on 2019/04/12 03:00
The value proposition is great but the tech is a big problem. Will likely be cancelling as casting is such an issue. Sigh :(
Price change update
by drewaters on 2019/04/12 02:51
I like the amount of channels, the amount of accounts that your family (or friends) have access to their own shows and recordings, Xbox, Roku and Chromecast YouTube TV app work awesome with the app. And the ability to watch on your laptop is awesome. From being on over the air TV for years, this is an awesome"Cable" experience for way less than what Cable costs. Now I wish there could be a 4K option on the website or on the Xbox one for Xbox one X. Update. New price changed added new networks but I might cancel YouTube TV if it goes any higher. Especially since I have an apple device I'm getting discriminated from everyone else and having to pay 5 bucks more. (40-54 bucks) add more users or something.
Pretty amazing technology, but seriously flawed
by sigbruner on 2019/01/11 21:03
I was hoping this app would suffice to replace my standard cable television, but unfortunately, I can’t watch an entire episode of anything without a video-killing bug ruining the whole thing. Specifically, about 3/4 of the way through a television series episode, the video glitches and odd things begin to happen: the audio track jumps to the beginning of the episode, the video freezes for a moment and then continues to play under the audio from the beginning. And then the advertisements! Oh goodness! For $50/month, I would expect fewer ads, but there they are every 10 minutes: 2 to 3 ads at a time. And guess what? When you have to close and re-open the app to find your place in the episode you were watching, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You try to track through to the spot where you left off. The episode starts to play, and then a series of ads immediately kicks in. Missed your spot? More ads. It is infuriating and app breaking. I am using a first-generation iPad Pro, for what it’s worth.
5 stars
by Artys069 on 2019/01/26 16:36
It’s honestly the best tv product I have purchased, I’ve been a member for about a yr. However, there are a few things I would love to see added: 1. When browsing through all the movies / series, you can not tell which movies or series you have already added to your library. After selecting the title, it will than show you have already added this to your library, rather than scrolling and selecting only what you need. 2. When you view what is being recorded or upcoming, it appears to be recording new episodes AND episodes I have already saved under my library. I wasn’t sure if this was a glitch, but it prevents a member from seeing what would be new and upcoming, rather than something that is already saved. Plus it only allows you to see 50, half of which you have already recorded and saved to your library.
Love it and won’t look back.
by Lazy loopsy lion on 2018/04/18 03:05
I have had YouTubeTV now for about 5 months and wish I would have made the change a long time ago. So happy to cut the cable and the outrageous monthly cost. I read some of these bad reviews and I don’t understand why people are having issues. I went out and purchased a few Roku’s for my tv’s and had them set up in less than 10 minutes. Now if I want to watch on my TV I just turn it on with my Roku remote and then click YouTubeTV and it connects right away and I don’t have to stream from my phone. I have found that most times I just lay in bed and watch my shows either live or from my library on my phone or IPad. I have yet to have any issues at all. I also love being able to be out and about and not miss any baseball or football games. Highly recommend this. Keep up the good work YouTubeTV.
Better than expected. Some UX problems.
by morethancode on 2019/02/01 17:54
I’ll start with the problems. When watching a show in full screen on an iPad, trying to multitask (by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the dock) more often than not causes the show to jump to a different point. This happens because the timeline at the bottom of the screen is too close to the bottom of the screen, so any touch near the bottom of the screen triggers a jump to that point in the timeline, even if you’re only trying to reveal the app dock. It took several occurrences of this until I figured out my my basketball game was rewinding 30 minutes. Please fix this issue, add some padding beneath the red timeline bar when in full screen. Other con: Sometimes the picture is blurry for no apparent reason. It usually sharpens after 3 minutes or so. You need more frequent bandwidth checks in the app. Netflix does a nice job of this for example. Now for the pros: It’s nice knowing that my games, shows, etc are being automatically recorded and I can start watching them from any device at any time. Often times I’ll start watching a basketball game 30 minutes after it starts. I like that I can start watching the game from the beginning even while it’s airing live. The recording suggestions are also helpful too.
Cable Never Again!
by RickAS66 on 2019/02/03 10:55
When I finally said goodbye to cable, it was so liberating! I started using YouTubeTV shortly after it came out, did the trial thing and was hooked. At that time it was $35 a month, and still is for us early users. As a sports fan, there are plenty of channels to choose from, and when they added MLBtv and NBAtv (at no extra charge) I felt like I had won the lottery! The overall channel selection is good, I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do I can usually find something on in real time, you can even record shows and watch them at a more convenient time. I’d give it 5 stars if YouTubeTV carried HGTV, that’s the only thing I miss from having cable. Very rarely have I experienced any technical issues, far less actually than I had with cable. So as for me, I’ve been very happy with YouTubeTV and will have cable never again!
YouTubeTV
by lonelydragonfly on 2018/01/05 16:22
PROS: you get your local channels, the staple channels such as ABC CBS NBC FOX etc. and a variety of sports channels. CONS: we have experienced CONSTANT problems despite the fact that we have high speed internet such as not being able to change channels because it will change on the phone but not on the TV and then no longer pulls up the TV to cast to so we are left to uninstall & reinstall the app EVERY time and programs not playing just to name a couple. Also not a very wide variety of channels to choose from. While you have options to choose from for sports, there's a deficiency to offer popular alternatives like possibly HGTV, GSN, Lifetime, Hallmark or any type of cooking channels. So when comparing pricing and channels offered with dish networks, it's really not worth the trouble to pay the same or comparable for less channels and less conveniences so I'm glad a free trial was offered to know what the service would be like before buying, although I've heard canceling is just as difficult.
Needs work
by jgrmsmith on 2018/10/05 12:21
Needs work When you hide channels that you don’t want to see but every now and then, you have to add them back to your list to watch them. Then I have to remove them again just so I can only see my regular channels that I use daily. Need a list of “your list” and a “view all”. Would also like to be able to set where I want it to open to. I’d like to set it to open Live TV because that’s what I use the most. But I have to wait for it to load then I have to change it to Live and wait again. Would also like to be able to view the evening lineup by swiping down the timeline. It’s 6pm but I just want to see what’s on at 9. I have to leave my view and go to the channel. I should just be able to swipe down to 9. If I like it set a reminder to come back and watch at 9. I want to be able to see all channels at once at 9, not click each individual channel to see 9. Thanks!
Cutting the cable
by gavinfla on 2018/07/27 13:24
I’m a one subscriber and not sure how long I will be. But I haven’t had Home cable or Internet for five years now, it’s just to expensive to pay for something that keeps you trapped in your home. Think about it folks, these cable companies are making you pay to stay home. To me that’s a rip-off. I’ve seen many things disappear from our lives, wire phone, vinyl records, 8 track, VCR’s, development of pictures.. to mention s few. Sorry to tell you folks but cable is pase. I’m sure their will be a lot of cleanup work to make the app work flawlessly with all platforms but I think plugging in your cellphone to your TV is awesome!! I just hope they don’t get too greedy. I still have a lot learn about it before I decide to continue, and see if I still have TV when it’s stormy an of course money is always the deciding factor.
Love it! Get rid of cable!!!
by Rookie Streamer on 2019/01/19 01:13
First off, cutting cable was a great decision! Thank you for airing all my sports! That was the only thing holding me back from cutting the cord a while ago! Awesome sauce! Okay now that I got that out of the way, here’s the details. The iPhone app is great. It works great on WiFi and pretty good on cellular as long as I have good service at the time. Now the Apple TV app is horrible...that’s why I give this four stars. I have to screen share from my phone to the Apple TV as the TV just sits with the circular loading screen. And when it does decide to display, it is a horrible picture. Please really look into the Apple TV app. I know the most recent gen runs 4K and if you’re looking for a easy way to tell us you need to charge extra to see in 4K like Netflix, just tell us. Please figure out the Apple TV app sooner than later.
Overall, thrilled (with a couple exceptions)
by grobie on 2018/02/15 22:24
The service and the associated AppleTV app have been the perfect replacement for my FIOS TV service here in New York. I’m giving it five stars simply because I’m so happy with the change— but there is room for improvement: 1. There should be the ability to hide channels you don’t EVER watch, or vice versa, being able to mark channels as Favorites, be able to scroll through only those. Currently in the Live guide, I have to scroll through endless specialized sports channels in order to get to the channels of personal interest to me. 2. The organization of the “Home” and “Library” tabs could be a little more intuitive. Once a show is watched, it should disappear from the “New recordings” list. I also feel like “New recordings” should also group themselves into per-show folders. 3. I find the behavior of the AppleTV remote to be a quite jumpy, especially when going left and right in between Library, Home, Live, and Search. 4. Please support single sign-on on the AppleTV to make using per-channel apps easier! The endless logins are tiresome. Can’t wait for some refinement to the UI, but overall still extremely happy with the apps and with the service!
Very Pleased
by J Hartz on 2018/10/29 14:54
I definitely love this app, I think it’s a better option than cable and much less expensive. The only improvement I’d like to see is a better way to skip forward while watching longer programs on the Apple TV platform. The issue is there’s no 15 second fast forward while watching shows using the Apple TV remote and this happens to be a problem because if you are trying to slide your finger forward during commercials you tend to over shoot your mark quite easily. I’ve noticed when I’m using other programs, such as Netflix, the Apple TV remote has a 15 second fast forward option by simply placing your finger at the bottom right or bottom left part of the trackpad on the remote. Other than that it’s a great way to watch TV and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Great concept, not perfect
by b-freakin-anca on 2017/11/03 01:31
I was super excited to download this free trial to watch the World Series. I think this has super great potential. However… In order to watch a show on your TV, you have to screen share from your Apple device. So that means… First, that anytime you want to use Siri to talk to text, your show will end. Next, every time I try to watch a show on-demand and it gets to commercials, it automatically crashes. That makes me have to completely close the app and restart it. Very annoying. Last, if I’m trying to browse the web while I’m watching a show, certain sites will make the show crash as well. I tend to multitask a lot while watching TV, so these are relevant problems for me. If you can handle watching TV without being on your phone and letting your phone do its thing while it broadcasts a show, you should have no issues.
Best Service I've Used
by sspediacci on 2018/01/23 19:40
The most feature and content rich service available for the money. Hands down. My roommates and I all share access to the service and each person (+ significant others) are added as "family" members. Everyone has their own log in and ability to record shows without conflict. It's amazing. That's $35 divided by 6 people who all have their own set up! I have a Chromecast and a Google Home Mini set up, which is useful for controlling the TV. If I know what I want to watch, I can tell the Google Mini the show, movie, or channel to throw on. I can also tell it to pause, rewind, or fast forward. What I'm trying to say is that I've tried other services and nothing even remotely competee from my perspective.
Disappointed
by NikkiCruz1980 on 2019/01/01 03:31
I am sorry that I won’t be returning as a customer. While I did actually really like the service provided (when I actually got the service) I think you need a better system in place for people that move. I think it is not worth the headache that I have gotten when not once, but twice I have to request a refund due to home area restrictions that cannot be resolved without unsubscribing and going back and resubscribing. Then when you resubscribe and download the app, you get the same error message about limited access (which actually means no access) and have to do the whole refund process over again. This is something that you guys should look into in the future. I’m just one subscription lost due to this. Not a big deal for you. But it’s a big deal to me just because of my time and effort wasted alone. Hope this doesn’t start happening to more people and you start losing more subscribers!
Great tv service - iPad app could use a few minor improvements
by Foxy 95 on 2019/02/19 05:00
The service is great-streams really well. I love the On Demand feature as well. The interface is easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. A couple improvements I would make to the iPad are: - slowness to close out of a show. Clicking the minimize icons takes a 3-5 seconds and the clicking the exit icon (or swiping the show down to the corner to close it out also takes another 3-5 seconds) - the progress bar along the bottom to fast forward and go back is not placed well on the iPad - if you try to use the ‘swipe up’ iPad iOS feature to get to the brightness bar to lower the brightness, it always hits the show progress bar and you lose your spot in the show.
Frustrating to pay for commercials
by Wassup peeps on 2018/07/13 05:28
When watching recorded shows from the library you cannot fast forward through commercials. Even if you want to skip to the middle of the show. You can fast forward through the show to the next set of commercials. Then the fast forward buttons disappear and you have to watch sometimes as many as seven commercials. Just to make matters worse there is a timer that shows the remaining length of the current commercial and how many commercials follow before you can watch your program or continue to fast forward again. Just waisted 25 minutes trying to watch AGT. App would play 7 commercials then freeze when trying to load programming. Each time tried playing again it would play commercials just fine and freeze at the end of commercials. It’s a horrible app unless you find value in paying to watch commercials. Seeking other apps now.
Glad I switched from DirecTv
by rec4theages on 2018/06/04 13:35
I’ve been using this app after having been a longtime DirecTv subscriber and although there are a few drawbacks, I am overall happy and will not be switching back. Channel selection is good, casting works great, and the ability to record shows and take them on the go is perfect. One of the best things is being able to have so many users on one account and being able to cast on multiple devices/tv’s for the price, unlike other streaming competitors. Now there are a few quirks that could still be ironed out to make it a little more user friendly but as you use the app you learn how to work around them and I imagine the developers are figuring that out as well. I love not paying an extra $120 a month for tv!
I like this a lot.
by DisneyLoverForever on 2018/12/20 06:28
I had Sling TV for a few months and not only is this $10 cheaper, but I had to pay an extra $5 per month with Sling to only get 50 hours, which seemed like quite a bit, but I quickly realized just how little that actually is and also, with it being an online thing, it doesn’t really make much sense to have so little space. With this, I don’t have to worry about that. Pretty much the only problem though is I wish it had Nickelodeon channels like regular Nick, Nicktoons, Teen Nick, and Nick Jr for when my cousins are over, and my mom would switch over to this if they had HGTV, but since that’s the main thing she watches, it makes complete sense that she wouldn’t want it.
Good service but need package options
by Loren K Richter on 2019/04/15 22:13
The service is really good but the idea of leaving cable for better options at a lower price is slipping away very fast and will be no better than cable if this continues. I’m starting to look for other options. If you’re like me and don’t need large packages of networks at a high monthly subscription prices then you’re probably upset like myself who got more networks forced upon them at a big price hike. I’d like to see package choices or even better the ability to select per network. Why pay money for networks that you could care less about. How about letting the consumer choose. When you’re looking to cut costs, getting a surprise increase in services and price is very disappointing from a service provider you once really liked.
Good service, terrible app
by ForceBlast on 2018/02/19 19:30
I love the selection of channels and video quality, but the app (especially on the Apple TV) is nearly unusable. Has anyone over at Google actually used this app for more than 5 minutes on an Apple TV? I highly doubt it. Either that or some managerial type forced it to be released before it was done. It’s so bad it makes me wonder, “did they assign the creation of this app to an intern!?!” It frequently gets itself into a state where the directional controls completely stop working. Basic things like swiping using the Apple TV remote app frequently scrolls the wrong direction. Killing and restarting the app sometimes helps but not always. In general it’s frequently unresponsive for no apparent reason. This is the only app I use regularly on the Apple TV that has these kinds of issues. Please fix this or I’ll be canceling the service.
Pretty good
by Slickvic621 on 2018/10/31 17:22
Overall, a fantastic service and channel availability, if YTTV meets your channel needs. However, one major flaw in the app that I’m shocked still isn’t available - you cannot easily scroll the ‘guide’ ahead to see what’s coming on later, for more than one channel at a time. You have to pick the specific network, then view upcoming airings, but can’t do this at the level of being able to see more than one channel into the future. This CAN be done on Apple TV, but not iPhone (somewhat understandable, but other streaming services manage this just fine), NOR IPAD (not understandable with all the real estate...they do however give you two airings (currently live and next), but no more). Please add, and the app will be up to speed with what you’d expect from a TV service.
A good idea but some issues
by Rainyday73 on 2018/02/03 22:54
Overall, my family enjoys this app. We get a better picture casting local stations than we do using our digital antenna, and we like having a library of our favorite shows. However, the functionality and access need to improve for this service to truly distinguish itself. The Chromecast and our phones (iPhone 7s) often “lose” each other and we can’t pause or otherwise control what is streaming. The app in general is cranky and often freezes or quits. Also, major stations (including the CW) cannot be streamed/recorded live in my market (a metro area of two million people). It’s frankly not fair that other areas get more stations/service for the price. This would be a five-star app with some bug fixes and better channel availability.
Only streaming service that has worked for us
by Cl65 aviator on 2018/10/24 22:39
It’s had an occasional hiccup, but usually it is resolved by resetting our Apple TV. I think it’s more of a device issue than an issue with the app. There have been virtually zero issues with quality or any buffering, and I’d venture a guess that people having issues with streaming has more to do with their ISP’s. We had streaming issues due to our last internet provider throttling (our supposedly 500 mb/s download and upload,) but since switching to another ISP it has worked flawlessly. My advice to those with issues, try steaming with a VPN to see if the issue is the app or your service provider.
Excellent App! Video quality can be better.
by Brotha J.D on 2018/01/04 13:40
Overall, I enjoy this app. I’ve recently deleted my DirectTV app and my NBA LEAGUE PASS app because YouTubeTV has improved its video playback quality. This app has all the channels I watch, as well as it’s very organized and intuitive. I’m able to quickly navigate to my favorite shows in a matter of seconds. I also love the fact that YouTubeTV automatically record the shows for you. The only improvement I-so-eagerly request is the continuous effort to make video quality better on sport programs. Sports as in soccer, basketball, football etc is very fast and so they’re often glitches and hesitations trying to keep up with the fast speed. Once they’re able to fix this problem - it will have no competitors (especially for sport fans).
Chromecast Disconnects
by PleaseFixYourApp9 on 2018/03/17 17:07
My review echoes that of other users. The app disconnects from my Chromecast often. This almost always happens when I either lock my iPhone and I unlock my phone, or when I switch between another app or go to my home screen. This seems to be a similar problem with other apps like Netflix, but they seem to handle it better. It seems to me Google should be able to fix this behavior as they should be experts in implementing their own API, or they should prioritize this bug higher in their backlog if they already know about it. I would also like a way to turn off live previews of channels. Sports scores have been spoiled a couple of times for programs that were in the process of recording that I was intending to watch from the beginning.
Pretty good
by sjcsmp03 on 2018/09/14 00:56
Got rid of cable have had this for almost a year. It’s nice because it gives you the option to watch most shows on demand but it’s stepping back in time with all the ads. Some shows you can fast forward - although that feature is horrible - however the new shows you’re stuck watching ads. It’s not ending up to be that much less than cable or dish with the upgraded internet so for the money....I wish it was a tad more sophisticated. I feel like I stepped down - down in price and also down in quality from cable/dish. That said...I probably won’t go back to cable or dish...I’ll just keep hoping this gets better and the price doesn’t go up. If the price were to increase on here I’d be calling back direct TV the next day.
Love It!!!
by Cwbyscootr on 2017/11/07 16:39
I love this app, I can get most of the shows that I paid nearly 3 times as much to watch with satellite or cable providers. I take my IPad just about everywhere with me and have no problem using the app/service. Yes sometimes I have to restart the app because a commercial will lock up during playback of a program, not a big deal at all though. I can get right back to where I left off. I saw a comment that it was difficult to cancel and someone was being “held hostage” now. This just tells me that they don’t know how to use their apple account. It’s very easy to cancel if you should want to. With this service WHY would you want to?
Freezes, forgets, fails. Total waste of money.
by Anosognosic Reviewer on 2018/10/04 03:03
App often freezes up, constantly forgets where a show is paused, and crashes just often enough to make google more money from ads embedded in shows. Borders on being a scam. Support is like talking to a room full of deaf crickets, they don’t listen but constantly chirp the cut-and-paste party line. Been with YouTubeTV six months, half has been free from credits given because of service failures, app crashes, etc. It’s just not worth it, I’m leaving once last month of free credits ends. Also, they lied to me, said I could share account with family, but since I use a Google account for my email, they won’t let me. Same price as everyone else, but they won’t give me the biggest feature that I came to them to use. Total rip-off. Read the fine print before they rob you of basic features. Dumping this at end of month.
Mostly good...
by FiosFail on 2018/01/21 18:43
My family and I made the switch from Fios to YouTubeTV. For the most part we are very happy with the switch. Loved cutting our bill to just internet, and paying $35 for YouTubeTV. The four of us each have our own libraries that we are able to access on the go. The channel choices are limited, but I expect that to change as more people use it. The only thing that I find to be a negative is the connectivity of the remote on the app. It loses connection quite quickly easily. There is no way of knowing when it’s lost connection until you try to use it to pause or rewind your program. If this issue and more channels were added, it would definitely be a five star app.
got BETTER
by naterisser on 2017/12/07 17:36
i started use the app back when it was launched i used for a few month then i quit because of the more and more commercials, they were really annoying since if u watch something on your phone u cant check instagram, twitter or whatever during the ads /on tv ads are more acceptable i think. well now i have the app again and i think they realized this issue i feel it has much less commercial! so now i will renew my subscription montly, I am also waiting for more big channels like TLC or MTV but overall This is the future of the TV. i really dont think people gonna pay and watch cables in the future. I am gonna give 4 stars now and upgrade to 5 when they launch more channels.
It works well enough but is not perfect
by SailKnot on 2019/02/09 13:12
We have have found it a good trade off from traditional cable tv but it has its quirks. There are often connection issues between our iPad and the tv, the show plays on but you cannot control it. Shutting down the app and reopening it usually fixes the issue but it’s an annoying quirk. You cannot look ahead on the show schedule - it’s a fixed 2-hour window, another annoying quirk. The search for shows is nice but it does not always find all the listings it should (ex. State of the Union address only showed one network when they all had coverage). It’s not perfect but it works and it is a better value to us than cable tv.
Best cord cutting service
by Papa-moose on 2018/10/28 18:18
Hands down best cord cutting service. The app itself is very solid, I have had no problems streaming on WiFi or cell data. Far and away the best option to replace cable tv, imo. More service related than the app, I am a bit worried as google seems to continually add channels that I can’t imagine many ppl want... and then raise the price. This was what was wrong with cable tv. I don’t want 100 channels for $60 a month and of the 100 I might watch 8 of them. I want 30 for $25, even if I only watch 5 of them. This service started at $35, they have since added a bunch of channels and is now $40. I won’t stick around the next time they raise prices. As is, with having to pay for high speed home internet I am not saving any money from before. The worst part is casting to a TV, but that has as much to do with the device your casting to... chromecast, Roku, etc. I simply never do it anymore. Most devices have YouTubeTV as a native app now anyway, very little reason to ever cast in my experience. Overall, deff recommend.
Three big problems...
by Card flounder on 2018/05/21 00:38
I would give this five stars, EXCEPT for three big issues that each deduct a star in my book: 1-On live TV, there's no easy way to see what's up next. If it's 4:58 the app does not show what's up at 5:00 on the channel line up, you have to wait until 5:00. 2-Ads. When watching recorded shoes in my library, I cannot FF, I must sit thru several ads, even though I'm paying for this service. 3-Clunky navigation. For instance, I hit the 15-sec rewind to hear a line I missed, and the app started a new set of commercials. Or sometimes I attempt to go forward or back 15-secs, but because the controls are so tight it selects the"next show" function and I have to go through a whole chain of laborious steps to finally get back where I was. Correct these three and you'll get your five-stars.
Issues With Movies & Shows Restarting At The End
by Eric Kretz on 2018/09/03 12:23
While I do enjoy the live tv aspects of this app and the channel selection, there seems to be a glitch which will restart a movie or program that’s not live towards the end of whatever you are watching. I just spent an hour and a half watching a movie and never got to see the last 10 minutes of it because it restarted at the beginning and you can’t go back to the ending! Please help because this makes watching anything else other than live tv on this app rather pointless. UPDATE: As of the last 2 days all of a sudden nothing will play off the app on my iPad. The buffering wheel just keeps spinning. I’ve tried resetting everything and it still doesn’t work.
No help available
by I.Que.2 on 2018/08/31 09:29
I’ve had this lovely service for at least six months. My family and I enjoyed it and never had any issues. Within a months time my husband, son and father in law couldn’t log in. I contacted the ONLY department they could help and they gave me password reset info????? The app kept asking showing them the “Already a member” page and my poor father in law made the mistake of charging it on his account(I’m sure that’s what the developers want). Then it finally happened to me, now I’m kicked out of the app. I’ve tried to cancel the subscription,, renew the subscription, add my family group, delete the family group. And now I’m receiving an error message. There’s still NO HELP AVAILABLE. Oh, unless you need your password reset....which I don’t. I’m not sure if the app crashed but I’m very unhappy.
Thank you Google!
by acemanawc on 2018/09/14 00:01
Finally, you have implemented full screen support for the iPhone X. The timing is suspicious since Apple had their big show yesterday to introduce the latest iPhone Xs and Xs Max. I’ve been harping on this since November last year and it finally is a blessing that you finally added this feature. So Thank you so much! Now to get 5 stars, I was hoping you can add a button or shortcut so that I can channel “back n forth” or “flip back in forth” between 2 channels quickly. Currently while using app I do not see a quick way of flipping between 2 channels. This would come in very handy when watching two live sports events at the same time. Thank you again.
I love it!!
by SonyaFay on 2018/05/04 12:08
I’ve given this app 4 out of 5 stars. What I love is how simple and affordable this option is. I’d prefer it over cable and satellite for a couple of reasons. One reason being cost. I appreciate the fact that I only spend $35 on my television subscription and are able to watch all of my local channels, tons of sports channels and a handful of movie channels. I LOVE IT!!! One subscription covers every tv in our home. My past tv service apart from this app would cost upwards to $100 for 3 rooms. Ridiculous. The reason that I gave 4 stars and not 5 is simple because I wish there were more movie channel stations. Otherwise it’s still a very awesome service and the cost is perfection.
Local Market
by MotoFan on 2018/08/23 01:28
Generally, very happy with Google services, but this one is terrible. First, I was asked if I wanted a free trial, then I was automatically subscribed and charged $40, which I didn't realize until I saw an email confirmation that I had signed up for a recurring subscription. Then, when I tried to use the service to watch LAFC, the team that wears YouTubeTV on their shirt and of which I am a season ticket holder, I was told that the match was not available because I am currently in SF. When I reached out to customer service for an explanation, the response that I got was that there was nothing that they could do about the match that had just started, but that I should change my local area once I returned to LA and then I would have the OPTION of recording the match next time I was out of town. I go to matches when I'm in town, so why would I need this subscription if I can't use it outside of the Los Angeles market area. Now, iTunes is telling me that this subscription is not eligible for a refund, even though it was A) not clear that I was committing to pay $40 B) to watch a match that was never going to be available and C) cancelled my subscription as soon as I found out that I had been charged. Thanks for stealing my money.
Horrible Experience - Want my $$ Back
by daisydoggsmom on 2018/01/13 14:27
For $39 a month I couldn’t log into my account to watch on my iPad no matter how hard I tried. There seems to be a software issue. Also, without notice after the trial period ended, I was charged for another month. I immediately tried calling YouTube’s office to try to get it cancelled, but the office was closed over the long Christmas holiday weekend. I called on the first day they were to be open, but still got the voicemail that they get were closed over the holiday. This went on for days. So, nobody was ever available. You also cannot unsubscribe on the app, so you have to research that. I deleted the app. Way too expensive and without being able to watch on my iPad, pointless. I tired, but found the app to be a frustrating waste of my time and $$. Wish I could get my money back.
Terrible ffwd & rev | mediocre navigation
by AppReviewerPA on 2018/12/24 23:41
The fast forward & reverse controls in this app are absolutely terrible, which makes it extremely difficult to deal with commercials & app bugs. There’s no TV/channel guide, and the navigation to find what you’re looking for is mediocre. Further, the app still has a terrible bug, where... when your mobile device is at rest (i.e. when your screen is black) and then it’s reconnected to an in progress Chromecast, it sometimes won’t reconnect to the current point in time, but instead, to the beginning of the show that you’re watching. Coming back to my first point, with the terrible fast forward & reverse controls, it’s a royal PITA to get back to the correct point in time for the show that was previously in progress.
Decent content.....software needs work
by DigiH on 2019/01/02 23:30
Love being able to record sports. Love being able to record LOTS and not running out of space. Quality is good, if you have good wifi connection. That all being said, software can find many ways to get to a black screen of “something went wrong, try again”. Also, ability to “schedule” recordings is kindergarten level logic at best. Multiple times something that “scheduled” didn’t record. Doesn’t handle multiple access point homes well. Lots and lots of other issues and while tech support seems to want to try and help you — they will conclude that they have solved your (THEIR) problem, sometimes when they really haven’t.
Best Bang for Buck
by LOLFORTEALZ on 2018/09/14 13:59
I love YT TV. It delivers 90% of everything I want in television. PROS: - cheap - wide variety - programmable - multiple users - LOTS OF SPORTS CONS: - at times programmed sports are overshadowed when a different sport runs longer than expected. I get this a lot with My American Soccer/European Football. A baseball game post game runs long and I don’t get to see the first 30 min of my match. - missing 3 channels I love...History, Discovery, HGTV. If YT TV had these...5 stars. - Can only record programs so far in advance. I might see a commercial for a movie/show/event a month before it airs...but I can’t select that to be recorded until much closer to air date. I usually forget and miss the initial air. Would be better if I could set recordings further out in advance. For me the CONS don’t outweigh the PROS. I regularly recommend YT TV to everyone who asks me, “How are you watching that?” With everything in life, it’s not perfect, but at least I’m not paying $$$ for Direct/Dish...getting 400+ channels I don’t watch...and still having to pay extra for sports. 10/10 would recommend!
Still in free trial
by LionMost on 2018/04/01 19:15
I have had this for a couple days now so far I liked it mostly for options it provides (multiple sign in and unlimitted recording... now with this app, I can find and watch and/or scheduel recording my fav. Sports a more than ever) I am still learning and ain’t wanna get ahead of myself, however the biggest weakness that I can mention (compared to other providers that I tried) is the low sound quality and image less than expected resolution. Well this will be important only when you watch it on a big screen tv and use a hometheatre settup. It is also a bit pricy, but all things considered, My vote will go to this app than others.
Non-iOS friendly interface
by Egestrada42 on 2018/03/30 19:27
I cannot interact with my account with an iOS device. When attempting to manage my membership on internet explorer i get a message that states to open with firefox or google chrome. I tried opening chrome on my iPad and there is no way to manage it there either. I have to use a windows machine running a chrome we browser to make any changes. The inability to manage my membership with an iOS device really put a damper on the entire experience. Non sure how this can be changed but even on a chrome web browser on an iOS device will not work. Please advise. Do i really need to keep my windows machine?
Such great potential
by Nickatgt on 2019/01/17 23:44
We’ve been using YouTubeTV for about 5 months now and I’m convinced that this is what TV should look like. It seems to get better with each release. Just like cable there are a lot of things that I’d never watch and some that I wish I had. I’d love to have the Viacom programs (HGTV, Discovery, Food, etc). HBO would be nice but all of these are a cost vs value decision. One area that needs to be addressed is navigating through programs, the UI is not intuitive. I’d like to be able to skip over commercials and have a good way to navigate within the program. Still it has allowed me to cut the cord while keeping my wife happy. Overall a victory.
More Channel Options Needed
by Roxie2018! on 2018/11/05 10:48
Enjoy using this app. It’s my only tv provider. Allows me to record shows, start the show from where it is live (if I started watching late) or watch from the beginning, prioritize my channels in a list, start from the where I stopped watching the show, when I switch from my phone to my tablet and some other features. My only gripe is the channel selection. None of the Discovery Network channels are available. No Comedy Central. No A&E. None of the Nickelodeon channels. None of the History Channels. Maybe they are available in other areas but definitely not in mine. I requested the channels a few months ago but nothing has changed. That’s a drawback but otherwise, great app.
The Best!
by L&JRote on 2018/09/04 00:57
We are immensely pleased with YouTubeTV...I only regret we didn’t get it earlier. We’ve had it for over a month now and it is so much better than we expected. We live in a rural area, only have ADSL...not high speed. It has worked faultlessly for us...no downtime, no issues. We love the ability to start a program at the beginning if we start watching it late and being able to record shows to watch later. We also love being able to watch on our iPad or laptop if we aren’t able to be near the TV. It’s everything we wanted and more. Thank you to the developers!
Long recordings have issues
by onehndbkhnd on 2018/08/18 03:09
Overall, the experience is great. My area for improvement is recording long length programs. For me it is 8-10hr long Tennis Channel programs. I need to be able to go to the beginning of the recording while the program is still recording. In every situation that this occurs, the first few hours get clipped and I can’t watch the entire program from the beginning until a day after the program airs, at which the programming has gotten stale, since it is live sports coverage. I’ve made multiple requests that this be fixed. Customer support is good at contacting me, but they have not yet fixed the problem.
difficult to cancel!
by LeGoose33 on 2017/10/21 13:04
The service doesn’t work while I’m traveling (disappointing but not the reason for the 1 star). As I travel a lot and that was the main reason I wanted to try it, I am trying to cancel. What really upset me is that it’s difficult to cancel. The app itself has a link that says “cancel membership” but when you press it I get the message “please see Apple’s instructions for subscription management”. Of course I can’t find Apple’s subscription management on my iPad and I need to go find a computer somewhere and try to figure this out. What a hassle and a waste of life! I bought this on the iPad and should be able to easily cancel. Now I’m a hostage and I can’t help but think it’s intentional or incompetence. In any case, I don’t like it and I’m not coming back anytime soon! (assuming I ever figure out how to cancel!)
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