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+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, 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, FOX, NBC, and more SPORTS CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Golf Channel, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, and more ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Cozi TV, Decades, Discovery, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, MotorTrend, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TLC, Travel Channel, USA, YouTube Originals, WE tv, and more NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, and more KIDS Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo Sports and premium networks like SHOWTIME and STARZ are also available for an additional monthly charge. Availability: YouTube TV is available nationwide in the United States. For more information, 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. 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!
Glitching App on LG TV
by fornite hero235 on 2020/05/31 17:34
On going glitching on LG TV. Updated App fid nit solve the issue.
The Apple TV app has issues
by SF Lupa on 2020/05/31 05:23
Update: The service has gotten better overall since we got ir over a year ago HOWEVER, what the problem with the Apple TV app? It’s the only app that regularly doesn’t work with the Apple TV remote control. It is so irritating when you suddenly can’t use the app that you pay to have monthly. Previous review:We’ve had TV YouTube since the early days. The app works pretty well these days- all of the problems we’ve had over time have been resolved. My main problem with it now is after upgrading our Apple TV so we steam directly from the app rather than pushing from an IPhone or iPad, is that we can’t skip commercials when we’re playing something on demand. It was never a problem before and at the new subscription rate, it’s really frustrating and making us reconsider subscribing.
Great app
by Apple fan 24681012 on 2020/05/31 00:15
Hello, Love using the application on my iPhone. In future releases/upgrades, I would like to be able to listen to the app while using another app (background listening) or minimize the screen and view at the bottom portion of my device. Keep up the good work.
A Must Have - Tons of Content!
by AMLBritney on 2020/05/30 20:00
Youtube TV is easy to use, have all the sports I love and has so much content. In the first 10 mins of having Youtube TV we were able to add 50 movies and tons of shows to our DVR which is unlimited by the way. Cool sports feature if you missed a game, it will play all the top plays for you of the game! Tremendous value. We love it!
Lawanda
by 1088dee on 2020/05/30 13:48
I can’t with all the commercial breaks straight YouTube doesn’t have that many commercials I don’t know how much longer I will continue paying for commercials
Why do I have ads when I pay $50 a month?
by msoseguera on 2020/05/30 10:23
Genuine question.
I’m kinda blah about the service
by Iwatchnut on 2020/05/29 00:15
I’m using YouTube TV on an Apple TV. I understand there are probably complications in using these two entities to provide me with entertainment but I seriously expect more. I’ve used other cable access streaming services and have been equally as blah with them as well. Actually though, YouTube is definitely the best, but only barely. I expected more out of a parent such as theirs. But there is one stand out issue. Here is my one, continually frustrating, issue with the app. First, you should know that my audio from the Apple TV is provided through three HomePods. I’m super happy with the performance of this set up, while using every other app on the Apple TV. However, while using YouTube TV, I am continually confronted with mistimed audio, to the point where I’m watching a comedy program but hearing a commercial from a previous break. There are other more long winded complications surrounding the audio cooperation, but that is the most prevalent. I’ve figured out a work around for the issue, but it’s constantly aggravating and thoroughly unnecessary. In my humble opinion. It’s equally possible that the problem lies within the Apple ecosystem. But I’ve got no reason to support the idea. I’m currently looking for another cable access provider to test drive for a week. Hopefully Apple or Google can come up with some fix before I abandon ship.
YouTube TV has been charging me for a service I don’t have
by yeat1 on 2020/05/29 00:03
I was notified that my membership expired 4/12/20. However they have been billing my credit card ever since. No live help available (understandable, Covid 19) online help it’s nonexistent and horrible.
Buggy, Laggy, Non-customizable, Poor customer service
by NJacuguy on 2020/05/28 16:13
Pros: channel lineup, not cheap but a bit cheaper than competitors Cons: EXTREMELY BUGGY (and bugs only *increased* as time went on, laggy, cant customize anything, contacted customer service once and they were at best dismissive then disconnected the chat (give them points for later adding 10 free days though)
Amazing app with mediocre content
by themirror on 2020/05/28 03:16
I lowered my ranking because YTTV is not supporting Apple IOS now? Too bad we can't get Sundance channel or something interesting. Regular tv and it's reality TV is kind of boring. The app is unbelievably amazing. The design team made "art".... Great UX!
Quality Stream, Poor Interface and Canceling Nightmare
by Kcook143 on 2020/05/28 00:45
The streams are quality, even live. The recordings work well enough. The interface is convoluted and browsing channels or networks is a chore. Doesn’t have any flow when looking for shows or browsing. The main reason I give this 1/5 stars is because of how difficult it is to cancel your subscription. No apps work, they all direct you to go to the website. When I tried, the website kept looping me back to an error screen or trying to go to YouTube’s website. I had to access my initial subscription email to finally view the “membership” tab and see the option to unsubscribe. I also tried accessing the website from my laptop and experienced similar issues. If someone wants to cancel a subscription (that’s advertised as “cancel anytime”), don’t make it so difficult to cancel. I might have renewed my subscription when sports comes back, but I’ll never give youtube money again.
Why the ads and Cancelled my free trial
by Shin K. on 2020/05/27 15:23
Downloaded and tried it out. It has a lot of ads for a service that charges a premium amount. I cancelled my free trial 30 minutes in and they cancelled my free trial access even though I’m supposed to get 2 days free. Not cool.
Very good almost great
by Edrd001 on 2020/05/27 04:22
I’m very happy with the service and app. But there are a few features that could be implemented to make the experience great. One of them is an easier way to skip the ads. Another way would be to enable the app to run in the background when the app is minimized or when the phone is locked, like the regular YouTube app. Sometimes all I want to do is to listen to the news while walking my dog.
Way too buggy and support is a joke.
by stmlb4 on 2020/05/26 19:15
The playback of recordings is terrible, the video will suddenly jump back to the beginning of the recording while the audio continues on at the correct place. Anytime I criticize YouTube TV and their lack of worthwhile support, I am told to keep the conversation professional. Last time I checked, I don’t work for them, if I were using foul language to them I could understand the request. They need to realize that criticism is not unprofessional or uncivil, it simply indicates that I’m not happy with what I’m paying for.
No lifetime network for women but!👍🏼
by palermo!!! on 2020/05/26 16:50
I cut the cord a couple years ago and before I try to YouTube TV I tried other services and I did not like them YouTube TV is by far the best so far that out there I just wish they would have Hallmark channel and lifetime other than that it’s great!! unlimited DVR WHICH IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON IM A YOUTUBETV Fan! It’s getting better so keep improving please. No lifetime channel!!!👱🏼‍♀️ No CW. Can you please add lifetime and Hallmark channel if not This is not for the whole family. thank you. Updated review
No History Channel?
by bad hulu on 2020/05/26 13:09
Service is good picture is good, but how do you not have History channel! Want more stars get History channel!
Paying too much to still have commercials
by MZEL11 on 2020/05/26 07:07
What’s the point of paying 50$ and still get commercials, I’ll just stick to regular cable and save my money -.-
The Cable Killer
by The.1.2.N.V. on 2020/05/25 23:49
Okay, so this is what works for me and my household. I am paying $125/month (this does not include TNT or TBS) for cable and ultimately I watch one local channel and my kids watch DPlus / NFlix / Starz / and dad watches the news. Finally taking advantage of the 5 day trial and I can tell you, I’ll be cutting cable. I’m fortunate enough to have FiberOptic internet and with the above apps and now YouTube TV, I’m saving quite a bit. Appreciate ya!
$50 is Expensive SHB $30/$35/month.
by Madhu Aryal on 2020/05/25 23:17
It’s a good service but expensive. Wish it was $30/month or $35 max. I would love it and bring more friends as they have the same opinion!
Turning into big cable
by 5drumsweeps on 2020/05/25 16:31
A few updates a week and still no picture in picture, instead we get a bloated app loaded with ads? It's only a matter if time before you lose customers for being greedy. Update 5/25/2020 - Daily updates and the app still runs like Windows 95, still no pip. Why an update daily when there are no noticeable changes?
Expensive
by GreyLyob on 2020/05/25 07:27
$40 and this amount of advertising on TV shows... not worth it for that price
YouTube Tv
by Kenzdagoat20 on 2020/05/25 03:49
I love it❤️
Toooooo many ads
by Mrs. Bach on 2020/05/25 03:40
They are way to many ads!!
Unfriendly
by Aye Q on 2020/05/25 01:52
All I know is on Apple TV it runs terribly. The app overall is Clunky fast forwarding and rewinding is a pain in the neck. So if any show I want to watch on YouTube TV is on any other streaming platforms I would definitely watch it there.
the ui needs to be revamped
by Jfufifu on 2020/05/25 00:58
the ui on this app is frankly disappointing. i pay 40$ a month for a disappointing app with many different issues that need to be resolved. please fix this app and it’s issues
Restarts show 40mins in...
by BertaBopeep on 2020/05/24 22:48
Just downloaded this app on my iPad. It is very frustrating to have to shut it all down and relaunch the episode for it to be back up where I was when it restarted. Please update and release a fixed version. I saw a review from a Year ago (!!) that they were experiencing the same issue. Come on....😐
Commercial City
by Patsayjack on 2020/05/24 16:11
I am very disappointed that advertisement/commercials run disruptively. $50 a month cable with recording is a better option.
Beyond buggy, cancelling
by Itfarmer on 2020/05/23 21:45
Stream from a google device to google manufactured Chromecast and constantly lose audio. One show to the next, skipping, pausing, etc all cause chromecast to lose all audio. It seems that every product manufactured by google isn’t compatible with any other google products.
I love YouTube TV, but...
by anonymous_0.24 on 2020/05/23 16:55
It’s true that the app has been crashing on me lately. I couldn’t get through a three hour movie without having to restart the app several times. In addition, the time stamp for a title keeps changing. I’m supposed to be watching a three hour film, then all of a sudden, the title has a four hour time stamp. Gotta fix this right away. Sooner or later, there might be a price hike. How do you think customers would feel then?
Not You Tube TV app Fault
by ck1sgirl93 on 2020/05/23 16:28
If you are getting a message....No longer sharing with you and go to the App Store to purchase the app. Than it’s another issue not related to this specific app. People are reporting this same issue with other apps, like Facebook. I am having the same issue with my FB app and now this app. With FB, I was able to delete the app and re-install it to get it to work. I’m in the process of doing the same thing with this app.
App is far too buggy
by Toonjunkie on 2020/05/23 01:57
The price and channel selection is great, as well as the easy-to-understand UI. However, the app behavior on iPad Pro is horrendously buggy — almost maddening. I’m constantly suffering from the following: * sporadic “rewind” — the video suddenly reverts to a previous time mark without the audio track, so everything is out of sync. * random crashes — the app simply disappears (presumably from a crash) * Unable to resume — if I put iPadOS to sleep (close magic keyboard or hit the power button) while playing a video, when I wake the iPad later on the app is unable to resume playing where i left off. I see the “spinner” continually looking like it’s trying to load but it never does. I have to back out of the video and get back to the library, and select it to play. * inconsistent progress saves — sometimes when resuming a video it doesn’t resume where i left off — it’ll start 10 minutes or so previous.
Outrageous
by PkMe_Wheat-IG on 2020/05/22 18:05
I don’t need YouTubeTV. I tried a free trial and never even hardly tested or used the app. Now I’m being charged $50 for something I will never use.
I canceled
by Megansv on 2020/05/22 02:43
I’m paying every month and yet there’s ads on everything I watch. I get if it was on YouTube since it’s free but YouTube tv is something that I’m paying for and I don’t want to watch anything with ads. Everything should be ad free. I’m still with AT&T TV. Thank you next
Awful saved playback
by Sorry Ryan Reynolds! on 2020/05/21 23:07
Often when I’m playing a show I’ve recorded the picture will leap back to the beginning about 75% into the show while the sounds keeps going as normal. I’ve had to stop, close the app, and restart. It’s also annoying that it won’t let you do picture in picture like Hulu. You can’t watch the show and minimize it to use another app.
50$ a month ??!
by hari757373 on 2020/05/21 04:04
Who freaking pays 50$ a month and still has to sit through the ads ?? I can get a Netflix account for little as 13$ a month and don’t need to see any ads..
Video issues
by gmanly on 2020/05/20 22:20
The video stops playing and it takes multiple attempts of shutting the app down and restarting before it will start again. Please fix.
Playback issues
by Jeff Kreidler on 2020/05/20 21:06
So many playback issues. I have never encountered these problems on other streaming services before. The main issue I’m getting is shows will not load at all.
Don’t cancel account during free trial
by Kimchihoon on 2020/05/18 19:29
Apparently it’s their policy now to cancel your free trial when you cancel your subscription. I didn’t want to get billed automagically after the trial was over, so I canceled it. Didn’t even get to use the free trial.
Grainy picture due to low resolution
by EdSk111 on 2020/05/17 15:19
As others, while watching on iPad you notice that it takes up to 10 seconds for picture quality to improve. One needs to manually switch to highest resolution of picture. I have very fast internet and there is no reason for this happening. Even when you adjust this picture resolution for particular channel, once you switch to another it goes down again. There is no permanent setting change for quality of picture. This is just unwatchable. Please fix!
Terrible picture quality
by anonannarbor on 2020/05/17 14:49
When I open a new channel, it defaults to auto picture quality. And for some reason this means that it is a total blur for 30 seconds until either it figures out that it can do better, or I manually change the quality. It should have a setting for a preferred picture quality to start watching with. Also, it takes about seven button clicks to change a channel. It is virtually impossible to be watching one game while clicking over occasionally to see what is happening in another game on another channel. Changing channels should be one of the easiest things in the world for a TV replacement, but on this it takes exiting full screen, then minimizing the picture you are watching, then finding the other channel in the guide, then loading it up, then changing the picture quality so it is watchable. It's absurdly hard for a simple task.
Commercials
by Coachwebb on 2020/05/17 10:32
Seriously, why are the commercials so obnoxiously louder than the programming? I wind up muting the commercials, missing part of the show, then rewinding. Going to switch services next month. It’s a HUGE pain.
Streaming
by 2klown on 2020/05/16 19:18
F
New update is crap
by Nycbeeyotch on 2020/05/16 16:39
With new update live tv no longer streams to my Apple TV. Please fix YouTube or Hulu here we come.
Terrible
by Ivica76 on 2020/05/16 13:50
Is star great but now just ads after ads.. I’m done with this Google is killing this app
No Channel Lineup
by Fedora64 on 2020/05/16 11:29
This is a review in the app and not Youtube TV as a whole. It’s impossible to browse what is on a particular channel for the day. Also one of my local channels seems to be missing or won’t sort to the top of my list for parts of the day. DVR playback is choppy. And overall navigation is not as user friendly as I would like to see for what I am paying.
I like this app
by featuresarebroken on 2020/05/16 05:27
It’s ok I wish it had some of my shows that’s missing on here but overall I like it
Underwhelmed cord cutter
by ts__ts__ts on 2020/05/16 04:54
I hate to say it but I am pretty underwhelmed by youtube tv. The interface is big and goofy with giant fonts and a poor use of screen real estate with minimal customization options. The sound quality is noticeably grainy and there are no channel numbers or presets I can just “type in.” TV watching requires effort with youtube tv and I can not easily channel surf. So far youtube tv has me thinking, “this is the best a company of this size on this edge of technology with these resources can do?”
One feature that will greatly improve this app
by jdmccallum on 2020/05/16 01:26
Besides weird advertisement issues, which I assume is the network’s issue, this is much better than my previous Comcast. ONE REQUEST: Please add picture in picture support for iPad!!!
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by MirandaNolan on 2020/05/15 21:56
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Can be frustrating
by peetee peetee on 2020/05/15 16:06
There have been way too many times when watching a program it suddenly cuts out to something else and you lose the image. Often this happens towards the end of the episode, hence the frustration that you can’t know how the episode finishes. It seems like the person recording the program for YouTube TV “accidentally” changes the channel. I am aware of this happening for HIMYM, Stumptown, Modern Family, Blacklist, and the Rookie
Starts low resolution and stays for long time
by Ipad user dude on 2020/05/15 15:27
The app for iPad opens channels on low resolution for 20 seconds or more then switches to high res. I can manually switch to high resolution every time and there is no buffering or lag. I have very fast internet and wifi with no interference. Other streaming apps don’t do this. YouTubeTV on my smartTV don’t open in low resolution or buffer. It’s very annoying to have to set the resolution EVERY time I open a channel on the iPad app. It wasn’t always like this either. An update a few weeks back caused the problem.
Don’t miss cable
by butcheb on 2020/05/14 17:10
I’ve been using YouTube tv for just over six months now and have to say I am more then happy with the app and service. I am getting all the shows and local tv that I need and when sports come back plenty. The only complaint I have is at times 3 screens is not enough with every one staying home now at times we run into a little problem. But with saving over $100 a month vs cable I can live with it.
No Apple TV function ??????
by cewoldt(gymnast!!!) on 2020/05/14 05:09
Why is there no capability for Apple TV?????? Even the regular YouTube app has it. Annoyed
Live Tv stopped working via AirPlay
by REEFIS on 2020/05/14 00:47
Like others, I can no longer watch live tv on my 3rd gen apple tv. I use AirPlay which worked great but since a new update it will no longer work watching a live stream. On demand still works...
Bad I don’t really like it
by theblademaster&_€_€___🤯 on 2020/05/13 23:33
Very bad app
expensive and buggy app
by free market maniac on 2020/05/13 15:11
Meh...pretty expensive for the limited channels you get. Not a good cut the cable solution. Also the APP is quite buggy. Keep looking.
Version 4.19
by yanni2222 on 2020/05/13 13:06
Picture quality goes blurry during use, despite an excellent internet connection via Wi-Fi. Also, the app does not crash however video cuts out leaving a black screen without audio.
Latest version is bugged
by Poddre on 2020/05/13 07:20
Watching DVR’d programming Waco’s out after a minute or two. It keeps the audio but the video jumps back to an earlier time or just strait crashes. It is really weird. Get it fixed for a better review. Looks like tons of people are having issues. Works fine on Roku.
Stopped working today - just spinning !
by sunny1495 on 2020/05/12 22:42
Please fix ASAP
Still not working on Apple device over WiFi
by Mmmmmm5555 on 2020/05/12 22:21
It’s been almost a week. APP does not work on WiFi with my iPads or iPhones. It worked beautifully until last week. It works over cellular ATT but not WiFi.
I’m still having issues playing back TV shows
by mattnorton2u on 2020/05/12 12:53
TV shows just show a circle loading.
Live Tv
by LRC13 on 2020/05/12 12:40
Suddenly Youtube TV live not working on Apple device.
Movies are edited w/ ads
by eh Q on 2020/05/12 03:32
A lot of ads and the movies themselves are edited like tv versions and don’t show the entire clip. Disappointed to spend money when it’s like this. Zero stars!
Privacy issues
by gamal gafol on 2020/05/12 02:41
The app is great as a TV alternative but it collects information and using SIRI to track you. I noticed that if I look away during commercial break it puts commercials on hold and play a waiting music until I look back at the screen. I tested it multiple times. It only stopped once I disabled the app access to SIRI in settings. It wants to make sure you watch the commercials and you can’t ignore it. Using Siri to track where you look so they can force commercials on you is not OK.
Do not buy. Waste of money
by Spearzo_007 on 2020/05/12 01:29
YouTube tv lacks in so many ways. Love tv lags, buffers and sometimes cuts out. Overpriced. Doesn’t get you the channels you want. It has horrible ways of sharing your service with others. Has problems connecting to your streamable device..... the list goes on and on. Long story short, don’t waste your hard earned money on this.
Dark Mode
by Gdanner on 2020/05/12 01:14
Can we please get a Dark Mode on YouTube TV!?
Advertisement and missing episodes
by Queen of Atlantalovato on 2020/05/12 00:17
It’s Great and everything I just wish you added little women of Atlanta in respect of Minnie that passed away recently and lifetime tv show BRING IT on here. But when it comes to the ads you need to include skip add button. Nobody wanna watch 11 or 12 ads it’s aggravating like hello read your reviews
Broke on ios 13.1.1
by Reviewed By Paul on 2020/05/11 23:05
iphone 11pro running ios 13.3 - loading partially watched recordings is broken - in order to get it to work you first have to load into another recording and click back on to the one you actually want - 5 stars if you fix that major bug
Closed caption bug
by HandsomePadawan on 2020/05/11 14:16
I just updated this morning hoping the bug would be resolved. Still there. When switching to 1080p quality captions are turned automatically on even though the option is turned off. If I turn them on I get 2 sets of captions. Only happens on 1080p. Have uninstalled, reinstalled, signed out and back in, checked settings, nothing. Not the end of the world but just a tad annoying.
Ads ads ads
by rufusturtle on 2020/05/11 05:01
For 50$ a month and to have to deal with this many ads is ridiculous. YouTube is following the same double dipping technique as the big cable companies. I’ve never written a review for an app but people need to know this is a ripoff.
Oh
by jtan da bows on 2020/05/11 03:50
Ah
NEVER WORKS WHEN YOU WANT IT TO
by Mr Cheesarito on 2020/05/11 02:21
Terrible app that breaks during regular tv watching times. I guarantee you, this is just another example of a service that has a bunch of worthless sycophants running a company underneath the idiots who are managing it. Bad service—don’t use it. I am so done with this worthless app. I have 1GBPS internet so that’s not the issue—DO NOT USE!!!!
Technical Issues
by Appleoniasarahrosemary on 2020/05/10 23:50
My showed stop 3/4 of the way through and restart so I don’t see the ending (shows and movies). Also have a lot of loading/connecting issues despite having good internet connection.
Too many commercials
by Gina Bug on 2020/05/10 17:33
I am currently on the 14 day free trial and the commercials are non stop. I couldn’t imagine paying $49 a month with all of the commercials.
Soooooo many ads not even worth it
by dg111289 on 2020/05/09 15:50
Why are there so many ads
Needs work, especially for the price
by HeadmasterSnape on 2020/05/09 08:43
I thought that for $49.99/month, you’d get tons of shows and movies to stream but that wasn’t the case. I mean after all, that’s more expensive than Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ combined! Unfortunately, many shows are missing episodes or the episodes aren’t available. For example, season 1 of The Big Bang Theory only offers two episodes, and both are “upcoming” on May 13. So you can’t watch them until they air and the app records them for you. And many of the shows are like this. So basically it’s a DVR accessible on your phone. It’s in no way worth the money. I’m just glad I figured that out before my trial expired!
No tv guide
by Jman on 2020/05/08 04:25
The app is great so far but wish it had a TV guide to see what coming on next in few hours.
Best Live streaming app.
by Dcmanryan on 2020/05/08 01:49
By far the best streaming app for live tv. I’ve tried them all.
Plz fix (only on TV)
by lakazanda on 2020/05/07 23:37
So I want to watch some tv shows on my tv right? I go on my favorite show but some of the episodes are deleted somehow? BuT!!!!! The first season only haves 1 episode so if you are reading this plz fix thx
Not sure
by Wanatee on 2020/05/07 22:19
I try to update my payment and it’s difficult to make a payment. Very unhappy with this. It says update payment on my primary and nothing.
Great to cut the cords
by Guilherme lunardi on 2020/05/07 21:31
Love YouTube tv Got me away from xfinity Comcast and it has all the Chanel’s I need and want. Thanks YouTubetv
Beware
by ffffffgjkbfewsgibbjkn on 2020/05/07 17:03
We had YouTube tv and were not satisfied with it so canceled our subscription. Two months later there was a charge on our account for YouTube tv. We never reactivated our subscription.
wont let you save the shows you watch
by Izzy4usa on 2020/05/07 16:45
i saved all my shows but this service doesn't just record the new episodes, it records all of them from every channel!! whatever channels the show is on it ALL records. theres room for it but then its using up bandwidth constantly & always running. they need to make a way to save your favorites without recording them all, i have seen others reviews where ppl say this crashes well if you are using tons of data like that you will have problems. make it so we can save favorite shows without recording. also i notice many channel like Hallmark & game show network & others are missing? if they raise it at all i will just have to go back ti sling tv. Also it’s quite a bit more pricey than some other services. We enjoy it so far.
Version 4.18 (5/4/20)
by JeniFromCali on 2020/05/06 23:10
Have been unable to stream video (only audio) since the 4.18 update. This applies to 3 different TV’s and tried streaming from 3 different devices.
$50 a months for...
by nexus6man on 2020/05/05 21:28
As many ads as are on terrestrial television and cable!!!! NO WAY!!! You want my cash?! GET RID OF ALL THE DAMNED ADS!!!!!!
Unable to get local ABC channel of choice
by wvvne on 2020/05/05 16:53
I was unable to access my state’s ABC affiliate. YouTube only allows me to access the Affiliate in a bordering state, because that is what it says my service area is. Chat support unable to make any changes, Will be uninstalling. Glad I started with the free trial!
Constantly needs to be restarted
by Pinkcaketoo on 2020/05/05 04:46
Terrible app. I’m constantly having to restart the app because whatever I’m watching restarts from the beginning in the middle of the episode or movie. Constantly loosing sound of show as well.
Ads ads ads
by Rubthebuddha on 2020/05/05 02:57
I pay $50 a month to watch 20 ads per hour that I cannot even fast forward. Insane. Canceling this now to go with another service. Thanks for screwing this up, too, Google.
Terrible layout
by Lawrencetom on 2020/05/04 00:45
Hate the layout. Hard to find what you want to watch. Not worth paying for.
Superlative
by Alan Guy on 2020/05/03 13:17
Day 1: Hated ALL aspects of this app and the Streaming Service - the resolution etal. Approximately 1 hour of usage. Day 2: Started figuring things out. NOT as bad as I originally thought. Hmmm... Approximately 1 hour of usage. Day 3: What a Dream-Come-True.I figured everything out... the screen resolution, etal. Approximately 1 hour of usage. THIS IS A KEEPER! PROS: 1.) The ONLY ads are from the channel being viewed. Why? because I already have a YouTube Premium account to eliminate all YouTube provide ads. You can Fast Forward through the ads watching ANY recorded content. 2.) Unlimited YouTube Cloud Storage. Dream come true. 3.) The "Search" function to find your desired programing is FAST with EXCELLENT, REPLETE RESULTS. CONS: 1.) May take a few days to learn how to "drive" this baby. It took me 3 days with about 1-1.5 hours a day. 2.) So far I’m unable to find a compete 24 hour/7 day Program Listing. BUT, short-of-that, the bright side is that the Search Function provides EXCELLENT RESULTS. Sooooooo.... I’ll call it 1.5 Cons instead of 2. ADVICE: Folks, give this app and the service a chance. Bite your tongue, calm down and take the time to learn this app without Malice Aforethought. KICKER: I’ve had YouTube Premium for some time prior to subscribing to YouTube TV. THAT eliminates ALL the YouTube generated ads. So blame ALL the rest of the ads on the ContentProviders.
Ads!!
by Kendall Daniel on 2020/05/03 03:39
I’ve been paying $50 a month and STILL ads? I don’t enjoy this.
I’m have mixed feelings about this service
by Devan30 on 2020/05/02 17:45
Only had YouTube TV for 4 months and somewhat with the service. Of course there are things I’m not happy with, one is the ads the other is no 4K streaming. Another thing I’m not happy with is when I change stream quality manually to 1080p on any of my devices ( iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Pro, or my LG 4K TV ) closed captioning is on even though in the setting it’s off. I really think that’s a little strange and very annoying because I can’t turn it off.
What a joke
by Chiefsdoode on 2020/05/02 05:23
MFuttin whack ass app.
Needs to update
by binboncarn on 2020/05/02 02:23
The app is just set up so stupid and sometimes doesn’t even work
Fix this
by Emmacv04 on 2020/04/30 19:58
People pay way too much for as many ads there are I get on immediately and there is 5 ads. Then another two min goes by just by my show recaps then I get 6 ads. And this goes on and on I’m tired of this
It's okay but ads... I MEAN REALLY😡😡
by donut gurl363 on 2020/04/30 01:12
Okay it's great and all the channels it gets are grameat but if ur going to pay for it then why do u have to watch the darn ads!!😡😡 I'm okay when u can at least skip through them but if we are gonna pay 40 to 50 bucks for this then I don't want to listen to those crappy ads!!😡😡😡😡 I mean if I wanted to listen to ads I would just not pay for anything!!! PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!!
Check out Pluto TV - Free & easier to use
by News Georgia on 2020/04/29 14:14
YouTube TV is convoluted and very difficult to get around. Certain programs and watch her very slow and have constant buffering even though I have 400 Mb per second Internet. Check out Pluto TV. It’s free and I don’t have the buffering issues. Also, you can go back and watch previous shows that are currently playing. Pluto TV also has the largest audience in internet TV
Ugh
by Jwal5350 on 2020/04/28 23:11
Another app where the product manager does not actually use the app. It’s seriously annoying that when I start the app a video of some program is playing. It’s really annoying that I can’t browse programs while something is auto playing. Me: deletes app and cancels subscription and boycotts anything YouTube related.
Don’t care for google
by FastJimmyC on 2020/04/28 22:36
Youtube tv is decent, but getting to the point that I don’t wanna give one more cent to google. I simply believe they don’t deserve it.
Great Potential but Ads and Commercials kill the joy.
by foxfire5150 on 2019/12/07 13:53
I started off paying $40 a month and now $50. I wanted to ditch cable/satellite but still watch my local sports. That’s the only reason I purchased this app. It does deliver on all my local sports. I usually start my live sports late just so I can fast forward through the commercials. I’m fine with the commercials on those since it’s being pulled off major tv networks. I can fast forward through those. However, I tried to watch the movie La La Land last night and there was truthfully more commercial time than movie time. At every commercial break, the movie was shut down and an add for the Venetian Resort would play that I could not fast forward through. Obviously this was ad time purchased and paid to Google. I’m a child of the 80’s. A perk of purchasing cable tv back then was avoiding commercials since we were actually PAYING FOR OUR PROGRAMMING. What’s the difference here. If I’m throwing down $50 a month, why is Google still sticking adds in there. I understand the ads on regular Youtube.....it’s free. They’re providing free content and I understand they have to generate some revenue. There should be no ads I can’t fast forward through if I’m paying for the service.
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.
Crashes too much!
by Deebuwo on 2019/04/25 02:12
I believe I was one of the first subscribers in my area. The app worked flawlessly, but not anymore. When watching recordings, the program regularly stops after 40 minutes regardless of program watched. The program then starts from the beginning. I have to restart my phone to continue watching from the interrupted part. Now when watching a show that is recording and if I don’t catch it from the beginning and ask the app to display it from the beginning, the show repeatedly starts over from the beginning on its own while I’m watching. It is extremely frustrating! My price is scheduled to increase to add more channels I don’t care to watch while the channels I inquired about having added haven’t been added and there is no communication about if they will be added. It seems like soon after I recommended the service and app, the reliability tanked. I’m not going to pay more for worse and not getting what I want. I use an iphone 8S plus with the most updated ios.
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.
Could use some additional features
by AZ_Doc on 2019/12/30 22:12
Wasn’t sure how I would like it but actually think the Chanel selection is excellent. Some additional channels like other PBS Chanel’s like World and Pac12 would be great. However, I apologize if these already exist and I am not aware of how to access them: 1. If need to multi task while watching, would be great to be to drop the screen down into the corner while having to go answer a text, email, use browser, etc. rather than it closing. 2. Annoying that default is if you close for a minute and reopen the app it picks up where it left off and not live. Now you are behind and have to go to another channel and come back to the previous one to be live. 3. Too bad enlarge reduce is in lower right and drop down upper left. Would be nice if they were next to each other. 4. Also never understood why location of things are diff ENT from one device than another, like live button either at bottom or top depending on whether it’s the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Windows, etc. I know sizes are different but would be nice if all were the same. This is like Microsoft previously making versions of office all different and bragging about it before it hit home that if it looks the same on all devices people can use the apps with complete comfort. Thanks
Needs tuning
by Fireguy36 on 2020/03/19 02:41
Tried it out and liked it. Wasn’t sure how it would be going from a satellite tv system to You Tube but I don’t notice any big differences except a lower monthly bill and not having to call constantly with problems. Not real happy with the volume blowing me out of the room when commercials come on. Wish they would fix that. I like watching some of the VODs but have noticed that when a commercial comes on it frequently goes in the streaming circle mode and won’t resume my program. Can’t wait for some other channels to get on board, we’ll see. Overall happy with my choice to switch over to You Tube TV😃 Still waiting for more channels. Not a lot more just a few more. Really I don’t know how much longer I can take the high jump in volume when the ads come on. I get it, you want me to know there is an ad on. Ugh😫
Terrible picture quality
by anonannarbor on 2020/05/17 14:49
When I open a new channel, it defaults to auto picture quality. And for some reason this means that it is a total blur for 30 seconds until either it figures out that it can do better, or I manually change the quality. It should have a setting for a preferred picture quality to start watching with. Also, it takes about seven button clicks to change a channel. It is virtually impossible to be watching one game while clicking over occasionally to see what is happening in another game on another channel. Changing channels should be one of the easiest things in the world for a TV replacement, but on this it takes exiting full screen, then minimizing the picture you are watching, then finding the other channel in the guide, then loading it up, then changing the picture quality so it is watchable. It's absurdly hard for a simple task.
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.
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!
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.
wont let you save the shows you watch
by Izzy4usa on 2020/05/07 16:45
i saved all my shows but this service doesn't just record the new episodes, it records all of them from every channel!! whatever channels the show is on it ALL records. theres room for it but then its using up bandwidth constantly & always running. they need to make a way to save your favorites without recording them all, i have seen others reviews where ppl say this crashes well if you are using tons of data like that you will have problems. make it so we can save favorite shows without recording. also i notice many channel like Hallmark & game show network & others are missing? if they raise it at all i will just have to go back ti sling tv. Also it’s quite a bit more pricey than some other services. We enjoy it so far.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Worst entertainment/streaming app. Steer clear of ad express
by Shashwat_J on 2019/10/24 08:29
It is full of ads. Ads at every few minutes. If you ever even close a vide you will be punished with more long ads. Each ad is more than 2 minutes in length. Just when you are in brink of a climax in movie/show it resets and shows an ad and then starts from beginning. If you try to go back it doesn’t let you. You are forced to force shut app and reopen. When you continue you are again greeted with tons of ads. I felt like as if they should pay me to see so much ads. If you charge someone for subscription how dare you greet them in such a manner by these constant ads. The only one benefiting is Google earning massive revenues from ads and subscription cost at the same time draining you of your precious time. If you believe me steer clear of this app otherwise give it a go you’ll have similar reactions.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totally disorganized!
by Wdav on 2020/02/03 05:58
This service is a total mess. You can’t surf for a show because they “pick for you” what they want you to watch. This app and service is garbage, especially if you are used to looking at a guide and want “your favorite channels” and times to watch or record. I can’t find any show that is live on the channels I want, or more than 15 minutes ahead... I would like to see what is on channel “XYZ” 2 hours from now, but, apparently that’s an impossible task. I don’t want to waste hours looking for a show. If they could get a decent guide that shows ONLY your channels and times of a couple of days ahead, this app/service could be tolerable. But as it is, it is totally useless to me. I’d rather continue to be ripped off by my current provider at $100+ per month than pay $50/mo. for something that is not usable.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Great bang for your buck...still needs some improvement
by flinch20 on 2019/03/24 12:12
My husband and I were very early subscribers. We’ve loved having this service as a substitute for overpriced cable. Pros: unlimited recording that you can access anywhere on any device, great movie selections, great kids channels, great nature and history channels, all the sports, very easy to stream with a chromecast, can handle several devices streaming at one, channels have improved since launch and we’ve experienced NO increase in charges, don’t have any issues with streaming not working/loading or being interrupted. Cons: No app on Smart TVs or PS4 so you’ll have to invest in a Chromecast or something equivalent, the feature to “start from beginning “ or to “start live” when watching a show that’s in the middle of recording is buggy and doesn’t always work right, when finishing a live show you sometimes jump to a recording you previously did as the next thing to watch instead of staying on the channel you’re on. Overall I highly recommend!
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+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, 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, FOX, NBC, and more SPORTS CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Golf Channel, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, and more ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Cozi TV, Decades, Discovery, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, MotorTrend, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TLC, Travel Channel, USA, YouTube Originals, WE tv, and more NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, and more KIDS Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo Sports and premium networks like SHOWTIME and STARZ are also available for an additional monthly charge. Availability: YouTube TV is available nationwide in the United States. For more information, 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. 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!
Glitching App on LG TV
by fornite hero235 on 2020/05/31 17:34
On going glitching on LG TV. Updated App fid nit solve the issue.
The Apple TV app has issues
by SF Lupa on 2020/05/31 05:23
Update: The service has gotten better overall since we got ir over a year ago HOWEVER, what the problem with the Apple TV app? It’s the only app that regularly doesn’t work with the Apple TV remote control. It is so irritating when you suddenly can’t use the app that you pay to have monthly. Previous review:We’ve had TV YouTube since the early days. The app works pretty well these days- all of the problems we’ve had over time have been resolved. My main problem with it now is after upgrading our Apple TV so we steam directly from the app rather than pushing from an IPhone or iPad, is that we can’t skip commercials when we’re playing something on demand. It was never a problem before and at the new subscription rate, it’s really frustrating and making us reconsider subscribing.
Great app
by Apple fan 24681012 on 2020/05/31 00:15
Hello, Love using the application on my iPhone. In future releases/upgrades, I would like to be able to listen to the app while using another app (background listening) or minimize the screen and view at the bottom portion of my device. Keep up the good work.
A Must Have - Tons of Content!
by AMLBritney on 2020/05/30 20:00
Youtube TV is easy to use, have all the sports I love and has so much content. In the first 10 mins of having Youtube TV we were able to add 50 movies and tons of shows to our DVR which is unlimited by the way. Cool sports feature if you missed a game, it will play all the top plays for you of the game! Tremendous value. We love it!
Lawanda
by 1088dee on 2020/05/30 13:48
I can’t with all the commercial breaks straight YouTube doesn’t have that many commercials I don’t know how much longer I will continue paying for commercials
Why do I have ads when I pay $50 a month?
by msoseguera on 2020/05/30 10:23
Genuine question.
I’m kinda blah about the service
by Iwatchnut on 2020/05/29 00:15
I’m using YouTube TV on an Apple TV. I understand there are probably complications in using these two entities to provide me with entertainment but I seriously expect more. I’ve used other cable access streaming services and have been equally as blah with them as well. Actually though, YouTube is definitely the best, but only barely. I expected more out of a parent such as theirs. But there is one stand out issue. Here is my one, continually frustrating, issue with the app. First, you should know that my audio from the Apple TV is provided through three HomePods. I’m super happy with the performance of this set up, while using every other app on the Apple TV. However, while using YouTube TV, I am continually confronted with mistimed audio, to the point where I’m watching a comedy program but hearing a commercial from a previous break. There are other more long winded complications surrounding the audio cooperation, but that is the most prevalent. I’ve figured out a work around for the issue, but it’s constantly aggravating and thoroughly unnecessary. In my humble opinion. It’s equally possible that the problem lies within the Apple ecosystem. But I’ve got no reason to support the idea. I’m currently looking for another cable access provider to test drive for a week. Hopefully Apple or Google can come up with some fix before I abandon ship.
YouTube TV has been charging me for a service I don’t have
by yeat1 on 2020/05/29 00:03
I was notified that my membership expired 4/12/20. However they have been billing my credit card ever since. No live help available (understandable, Covid 19) online help it’s nonexistent and horrible.
Buggy, Laggy, Non-customizable, Poor customer service
by NJacuguy on 2020/05/28 16:13
Pros: channel lineup, not cheap but a bit cheaper than competitors Cons: EXTREMELY BUGGY (and bugs only *increased* as time went on, laggy, cant customize anything, contacted customer service once and they were at best dismissive then disconnected the chat (give them points for later adding 10 free days though)
Amazing app with mediocre content
by themirror on 2020/05/28 03:16
I lowered my ranking because YTTV is not supporting Apple IOS now? Too bad we can't get Sundance channel or something interesting. Regular tv and it's reality TV is kind of boring. The app is unbelievably amazing. The design team made "art".... Great UX!
Quality Stream, Poor Interface and Canceling Nightmare
by Kcook143 on 2020/05/28 00:45
The streams are quality, even live. The recordings work well enough. The interface is convoluted and browsing channels or networks is a chore. Doesn’t have any flow when looking for shows or browsing. The main reason I give this 1/5 stars is because of how difficult it is to cancel your subscription. No apps work, they all direct you to go to the website. When I tried, the website kept looping me back to an error screen or trying to go to YouTube’s website. I had to access my initial subscription email to finally view the “membership” tab and see the option to unsubscribe. I also tried accessing the website from my laptop and experienced similar issues. If someone wants to cancel a subscription (that’s advertised as “cancel anytime”), don’t make it so difficult to cancel. I might have renewed my subscription when sports comes back, but I’ll never give youtube money again.
Why the ads and Cancelled my free trial
by Shin K. on 2020/05/27 15:23
Downloaded and tried it out. It has a lot of ads for a service that charges a premium amount. I cancelled my free trial 30 minutes in and they cancelled my free trial access even though I’m supposed to get 2 days free. Not cool.
Very good almost great
by Edrd001 on 2020/05/27 04:22
I’m very happy with the service and app. But there are a few features that could be implemented to make the experience great. One of them is an easier way to skip the ads. Another way would be to enable the app to run in the background when the app is minimized or when the phone is locked, like the regular YouTube app. Sometimes all I want to do is to listen to the news while walking my dog.
Way too buggy and support is a joke.
by stmlb4 on 2020/05/26 19:15
The playback of recordings is terrible, the video will suddenly jump back to the beginning of the recording while the audio continues on at the correct place. Anytime I criticize YouTube TV and their lack of worthwhile support, I am told to keep the conversation professional. Last time I checked, I don’t work for them, if I were using foul language to them I could understand the request. They need to realize that criticism is not unprofessional or uncivil, it simply indicates that I’m not happy with what I’m paying for.
No lifetime network for women but!👍🏼
by palermo!!! on 2020/05/26 16:50
I cut the cord a couple years ago and before I try to YouTube TV I tried other services and I did not like them YouTube TV is by far the best so far that out there I just wish they would have Hallmark channel and lifetime other than that it’s great!! unlimited DVR WHICH IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON IM A YOUTUBETV Fan! It’s getting better so keep improving please. No lifetime channel!!!👱🏼‍♀️ No CW. Can you please add lifetime and Hallmark channel if not This is not for the whole family. thank you. Updated review
No History Channel?
by bad hulu on 2020/05/26 13:09
Service is good picture is good, but how do you not have History channel! Want more stars get History channel!
Paying too much to still have commercials
by MZEL11 on 2020/05/26 07:07
What’s the point of paying 50$ and still get commercials, I’ll just stick to regular cable and save my money -.-
The Cable Killer
by The.1.2.N.V. on 2020/05/25 23:49
Okay, so this is what works for me and my household. I am paying $125/month (this does not include TNT or TBS) for cable and ultimately I watch one local channel and my kids watch DPlus / NFlix / Starz / and dad watches the news. Finally taking advantage of the 5 day trial and I can tell you, I’ll be cutting cable. I’m fortunate enough to have FiberOptic internet and with the above apps and now YouTube TV, I’m saving quite a bit. Appreciate ya!
$50 is Expensive SHB $30/$35/month.
by Madhu Aryal on 2020/05/25 23:17
It’s a good service but expensive. Wish it was $30/month or $35 max. I would love it and bring more friends as they have the same opinion!
Turning into big cable
by 5drumsweeps on 2020/05/25 16:31
A few updates a week and still no picture in picture, instead we get a bloated app loaded with ads? It's only a matter if time before you lose customers for being greedy. Update 5/25/2020 - Daily updates and the app still runs like Windows 95, still no pip. Why an update daily when there are no noticeable changes?
Expensive
by GreyLyob on 2020/05/25 07:27
$40 and this amount of advertising on TV shows... not worth it for that price
YouTube Tv
by Kenzdagoat20 on 2020/05/25 03:49
I love it❤️
Toooooo many ads
by Mrs. Bach on 2020/05/25 03:40
They are way to many ads!!
Unfriendly
by Aye Q on 2020/05/25 01:52
All I know is on Apple TV it runs terribly. The app overall is Clunky fast forwarding and rewinding is a pain in the neck. So if any show I want to watch on YouTube TV is on any other streaming platforms I would definitely watch it there.
the ui needs to be revamped
by Jfufifu on 2020/05/25 00:58
the ui on this app is frankly disappointing. i pay 40$ a month for a disappointing app with many different issues that need to be resolved. please fix this app and it’s issues
Restarts show 40mins in...
by BertaBopeep on 2020/05/24 22:48
Just downloaded this app on my iPad. It is very frustrating to have to shut it all down and relaunch the episode for it to be back up where I was when it restarted. Please update and release a fixed version. I saw a review from a Year ago (!!) that they were experiencing the same issue. Come on....😐
Commercial City
by Patsayjack on 2020/05/24 16:11
I am very disappointed that advertisement/commercials run disruptively. $50 a month cable with recording is a better option.
Beyond buggy, cancelling
by Itfarmer on 2020/05/23 21:45
Stream from a google device to google manufactured Chromecast and constantly lose audio. One show to the next, skipping, pausing, etc all cause chromecast to lose all audio. It seems that every product manufactured by google isn’t compatible with any other google products.
I love YouTube TV, but...
by anonymous_0.24 on 2020/05/23 16:55
It’s true that the app has been crashing on me lately. I couldn’t get through a three hour movie without having to restart the app several times. In addition, the time stamp for a title keeps changing. I’m supposed to be watching a three hour film, then all of a sudden, the title has a four hour time stamp. Gotta fix this right away. Sooner or later, there might be a price hike. How do you think customers would feel then?
Not You Tube TV app Fault
by ck1sgirl93 on 2020/05/23 16:28
If you are getting a message....No longer sharing with you and go to the App Store to purchase the app. Than it’s another issue not related to this specific app. People are reporting this same issue with other apps, like Facebook. I am having the same issue with my FB app and now this app. With FB, I was able to delete the app and re-install it to get it to work. I’m in the process of doing the same thing with this app.
App is far too buggy
by Toonjunkie on 2020/05/23 01:57
The price and channel selection is great, as well as the easy-to-understand UI. However, the app behavior on iPad Pro is horrendously buggy — almost maddening. I’m constantly suffering from the following: * sporadic “rewind” — the video suddenly reverts to a previous time mark without the audio track, so everything is out of sync. * random crashes — the app simply disappears (presumably from a crash) * Unable to resume — if I put iPadOS to sleep (close magic keyboard or hit the power button) while playing a video, when I wake the iPad later on the app is unable to resume playing where i left off. I see the “spinner” continually looking like it’s trying to load but it never does. I have to back out of the video and get back to the library, and select it to play. * inconsistent progress saves — sometimes when resuming a video it doesn’t resume where i left off — it’ll start 10 minutes or so previous.
Outrageous
by PkMe_Wheat-IG on 2020/05/22 18:05
I don’t need YouTubeTV. I tried a free trial and never even hardly tested or used the app. Now I’m being charged $50 for something I will never use.
I canceled
by Megansv on 2020/05/22 02:43
I’m paying every month and yet there’s ads on everything I watch. I get if it was on YouTube since it’s free but YouTube tv is something that I’m paying for and I don’t want to watch anything with ads. Everything should be ad free. I’m still with AT&T TV. Thank you next
Awful saved playback
by Sorry Ryan Reynolds! on 2020/05/21 23:07
Often when I’m playing a show I’ve recorded the picture will leap back to the beginning about 75% into the show while the sounds keeps going as normal. I’ve had to stop, close the app, and restart. It’s also annoying that it won’t let you do picture in picture like Hulu. You can’t watch the show and minimize it to use another app.
50$ a month ??!
by hari757373 on 2020/05/21 04:04
Who freaking pays 50$ a month and still has to sit through the ads ?? I can get a Netflix account for little as 13$ a month and don’t need to see any ads..
Video issues
by gmanly on 2020/05/20 22:20
The video stops playing and it takes multiple attempts of shutting the app down and restarting before it will start again. Please fix.
Playback issues
by Jeff Kreidler on 2020/05/20 21:06
So many playback issues. I have never encountered these problems on other streaming services before. The main issue I’m getting is shows will not load at all.
Don’t cancel account during free trial
by Kimchihoon on 2020/05/18 19:29
Apparently it’s their policy now to cancel your free trial when you cancel your subscription. I didn’t want to get billed automagically after the trial was over, so I canceled it. Didn’t even get to use the free trial.
Grainy picture due to low resolution
by EdSk111 on 2020/05/17 15:19
As others, while watching on iPad you notice that it takes up to 10 seconds for picture quality to improve. One needs to manually switch to highest resolution of picture. I have very fast internet and there is no reason for this happening. Even when you adjust this picture resolution for particular channel, once you switch to another it goes down again. There is no permanent setting change for quality of picture. This is just unwatchable. Please fix!
Terrible picture quality
by anonannarbor on 2020/05/17 14:49
When I open a new channel, it defaults to auto picture quality. And for some reason this means that it is a total blur for 30 seconds until either it figures out that it can do better, or I manually change the quality. It should have a setting for a preferred picture quality to start watching with. Also, it takes about seven button clicks to change a channel. It is virtually impossible to be watching one game while clicking over occasionally to see what is happening in another game on another channel. Changing channels should be one of the easiest things in the world for a TV replacement, but on this it takes exiting full screen, then minimizing the picture you are watching, then finding the other channel in the guide, then loading it up, then changing the picture quality so it is watchable. It's absurdly hard for a simple task.
Commercials
by Coachwebb on 2020/05/17 10:32
Seriously, why are the commercials so obnoxiously louder than the programming? I wind up muting the commercials, missing part of the show, then rewinding. Going to switch services next month. It’s a HUGE pain.
Streaming
by 2klown on 2020/05/16 19:18
F
New update is crap
by Nycbeeyotch on 2020/05/16 16:39
With new update live tv no longer streams to my Apple TV. Please fix YouTube or Hulu here we come.
Terrible
by Ivica76 on 2020/05/16 13:50
Is star great but now just ads after ads.. I’m done with this Google is killing this app
No Channel Lineup
by Fedora64 on 2020/05/16 11:29
This is a review in the app and not Youtube TV as a whole. It’s impossible to browse what is on a particular channel for the day. Also one of my local channels seems to be missing or won’t sort to the top of my list for parts of the day. DVR playback is choppy. And overall navigation is not as user friendly as I would like to see for what I am paying.
I like this app
by featuresarebroken on 2020/05/16 05:27
It’s ok I wish it had some of my shows that’s missing on here but overall I like it
Underwhelmed cord cutter
by ts__ts__ts on 2020/05/16 04:54
I hate to say it but I am pretty underwhelmed by youtube tv. The interface is big and goofy with giant fonts and a poor use of screen real estate with minimal customization options. The sound quality is noticeably grainy and there are no channel numbers or presets I can just “type in.” TV watching requires effort with youtube tv and I can not easily channel surf. So far youtube tv has me thinking, “this is the best a company of this size on this edge of technology with these resources can do?”
One feature that will greatly improve this app
by jdmccallum on 2020/05/16 01:26
Besides weird advertisement issues, which I assume is the network’s issue, this is much better than my previous Comcast. ONE REQUEST: Please add picture in picture support for iPad!!!
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by MirandaNolan on 2020/05/15 21:56
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Can be frustrating
by peetee peetee on 2020/05/15 16:06
There have been way too many times when watching a program it suddenly cuts out to something else and you lose the image. Often this happens towards the end of the episode, hence the frustration that you can’t know how the episode finishes. It seems like the person recording the program for YouTube TV “accidentally” changes the channel. I am aware of this happening for HIMYM, Stumptown, Modern Family, Blacklist, and the Rookie
Starts low resolution and stays for long time
by Ipad user dude on 2020/05/15 15:27
The app for iPad opens channels on low resolution for 20 seconds or more then switches to high res. I can manually switch to high resolution every time and there is no buffering or lag. I have very fast internet and wifi with no interference. Other streaming apps don’t do this. YouTubeTV on my smartTV don’t open in low resolution or buffer. It’s very annoying to have to set the resolution EVERY time I open a channel on the iPad app. It wasn’t always like this either. An update a few weeks back caused the problem.
Don’t miss cable
by butcheb on 2020/05/14 17:10
I’ve been using YouTube tv for just over six months now and have to say I am more then happy with the app and service. I am getting all the shows and local tv that I need and when sports come back plenty. The only complaint I have is at times 3 screens is not enough with every one staying home now at times we run into a little problem. But with saving over $100 a month vs cable I can live with it.
No Apple TV function ??????
by cewoldt(gymnast!!!) on 2020/05/14 05:09
Why is there no capability for Apple TV?????? Even the regular YouTube app has it. Annoyed
Live Tv stopped working via AirPlay
by REEFIS on 2020/05/14 00:47
Like others, I can no longer watch live tv on my 3rd gen apple tv. I use AirPlay which worked great but since a new update it will no longer work watching a live stream. On demand still works...
Bad I don’t really like it
by theblademaster&_€_€___🤯 on 2020/05/13 23:33
Very bad app
expensive and buggy app
by free market maniac on 2020/05/13 15:11
Meh...pretty expensive for the limited channels you get. Not a good cut the cable solution. Also the APP is quite buggy. Keep looking.
Version 4.19
by yanni2222 on 2020/05/13 13:06
Picture quality goes blurry during use, despite an excellent internet connection via Wi-Fi. Also, the app does not crash however video cuts out leaving a black screen without audio.
Latest version is bugged
by Poddre on 2020/05/13 07:20
Watching DVR’d programming Waco’s out after a minute or two. It keeps the audio but the video jumps back to an earlier time or just strait crashes. It is really weird. Get it fixed for a better review. Looks like tons of people are having issues. Works fine on Roku.
Stopped working today - just spinning !
by sunny1495 on 2020/05/12 22:42
Please fix ASAP
Still not working on Apple device over WiFi
by Mmmmmm5555 on 2020/05/12 22:21
It’s been almost a week. APP does not work on WiFi with my iPads or iPhones. It worked beautifully until last week. It works over cellular ATT but not WiFi.
I’m still having issues playing back TV shows
by mattnorton2u on 2020/05/12 12:53
TV shows just show a circle loading.
Live Tv
by LRC13 on 2020/05/12 12:40
Suddenly Youtube TV live not working on Apple device.
Movies are edited w/ ads
by eh Q on 2020/05/12 03:32
A lot of ads and the movies themselves are edited like tv versions and don’t show the entire clip. Disappointed to spend money when it’s like this. Zero stars!
Privacy issues
by gamal gafol on 2020/05/12 02:41
The app is great as a TV alternative but it collects information and using SIRI to track you. I noticed that if I look away during commercial break it puts commercials on hold and play a waiting music until I look back at the screen. I tested it multiple times. It only stopped once I disabled the app access to SIRI in settings. It wants to make sure you watch the commercials and you can’t ignore it. Using Siri to track where you look so they can force commercials on you is not OK.
Do not buy. Waste of money
by Spearzo_007 on 2020/05/12 01:29
YouTube tv lacks in so many ways. Love tv lags, buffers and sometimes cuts out. Overpriced. Doesn’t get you the channels you want. It has horrible ways of sharing your service with others. Has problems connecting to your streamable device..... the list goes on and on. Long story short, don’t waste your hard earned money on this.
Dark Mode
by Gdanner on 2020/05/12 01:14
Can we please get a Dark Mode on YouTube TV!?
Advertisement and missing episodes
by Queen of Atlantalovato on 2020/05/12 00:17
It’s Great and everything I just wish you added little women of Atlanta in respect of Minnie that passed away recently and lifetime tv show BRING IT on here. But when it comes to the ads you need to include skip add button. Nobody wanna watch 11 or 12 ads it’s aggravating like hello read your reviews
Broke on ios 13.1.1
by Reviewed By Paul on 2020/05/11 23:05
iphone 11pro running ios 13.3 - loading partially watched recordings is broken - in order to get it to work you first have to load into another recording and click back on to the one you actually want - 5 stars if you fix that major bug
Closed caption bug
by HandsomePadawan on 2020/05/11 14:16
I just updated this morning hoping the bug would be resolved. Still there. When switching to 1080p quality captions are turned automatically on even though the option is turned off. If I turn them on I get 2 sets of captions. Only happens on 1080p. Have uninstalled, reinstalled, signed out and back in, checked settings, nothing. Not the end of the world but just a tad annoying.
Ads ads ads
by rufusturtle on 2020/05/11 05:01
For 50$ a month and to have to deal with this many ads is ridiculous. YouTube is following the same double dipping technique as the big cable companies. I’ve never written a review for an app but people need to know this is a ripoff.
Oh
by jtan da bows on 2020/05/11 03:50
Ah
NEVER WORKS WHEN YOU WANT IT TO
by Mr Cheesarito on 2020/05/11 02:21
Terrible app that breaks during regular tv watching times. I guarantee you, this is just another example of a service that has a bunch of worthless sycophants running a company underneath the idiots who are managing it. Bad service—don’t use it. I am so done with this worthless app. I have 1GBPS internet so that’s not the issue—DO NOT USE!!!!
Technical Issues
by Appleoniasarahrosemary on 2020/05/10 23:50
My showed stop 3/4 of the way through and restart so I don’t see the ending (shows and movies). Also have a lot of loading/connecting issues despite having good internet connection.
Too many commercials
by Gina Bug on 2020/05/10 17:33
I am currently on the 14 day free trial and the commercials are non stop. I couldn’t imagine paying $49 a month with all of the commercials.
Soooooo many ads not even worth it
by dg111289 on 2020/05/09 15:50
Why are there so many ads
Needs work, especially for the price
by HeadmasterSnape on 2020/05/09 08:43
I thought that for $49.99/month, you’d get tons of shows and movies to stream but that wasn’t the case. I mean after all, that’s more expensive than Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ combined! Unfortunately, many shows are missing episodes or the episodes aren’t available. For example, season 1 of The Big Bang Theory only offers two episodes, and both are “upcoming” on May 13. So you can’t watch them until they air and the app records them for you. And many of the shows are like this. So basically it’s a DVR accessible on your phone. It’s in no way worth the money. I’m just glad I figured that out before my trial expired!
No tv guide
by Jman on 2020/05/08 04:25
The app is great so far but wish it had a TV guide to see what coming on next in few hours.
Best Live streaming app.
by Dcmanryan on 2020/05/08 01:49
By far the best streaming app for live tv. I’ve tried them all.
Plz fix (only on TV)
by lakazanda on 2020/05/07 23:37
So I want to watch some tv shows on my tv right? I go on my favorite show but some of the episodes are deleted somehow? BuT!!!!! The first season only haves 1 episode so if you are reading this plz fix thx
Not sure
by Wanatee on 2020/05/07 22:19
I try to update my payment and it’s difficult to make a payment. Very unhappy with this. It says update payment on my primary and nothing.
Great to cut the cords
by Guilherme lunardi on 2020/05/07 21:31
Love YouTube tv Got me away from xfinity Comcast and it has all the Chanel’s I need and want. Thanks YouTubetv
Beware
by ffffffgjkbfewsgibbjkn on 2020/05/07 17:03
We had YouTube tv and were not satisfied with it so canceled our subscription. Two months later there was a charge on our account for YouTube tv. We never reactivated our subscription.
wont let you save the shows you watch
by Izzy4usa on 2020/05/07 16:45
i saved all my shows but this service doesn't just record the new episodes, it records all of them from every channel!! whatever channels the show is on it ALL records. theres room for it but then its using up bandwidth constantly & always running. they need to make a way to save your favorites without recording them all, i have seen others reviews where ppl say this crashes well if you are using tons of data like that you will have problems. make it so we can save favorite shows without recording. also i notice many channel like Hallmark & game show network & others are missing? if they raise it at all i will just have to go back ti sling tv. Also it’s quite a bit more pricey than some other services. We enjoy it so far.
Version 4.18 (5/4/20)
by JeniFromCali on 2020/05/06 23:10
Have been unable to stream video (only audio) since the 4.18 update. This applies to 3 different TV’s and tried streaming from 3 different devices.
$50 a months for...
by nexus6man on 2020/05/05 21:28
As many ads as are on terrestrial television and cable!!!! NO WAY!!! You want my cash?! GET RID OF ALL THE DAMNED ADS!!!!!!
Unable to get local ABC channel of choice
by wvvne on 2020/05/05 16:53
I was unable to access my state’s ABC affiliate. YouTube only allows me to access the Affiliate in a bordering state, because that is what it says my service area is. Chat support unable to make any changes, Will be uninstalling. Glad I started with the free trial!
Constantly needs to be restarted
by Pinkcaketoo on 2020/05/05 04:46
Terrible app. I’m constantly having to restart the app because whatever I’m watching restarts from the beginning in the middle of the episode or movie. Constantly loosing sound of show as well.
Ads ads ads
by Rubthebuddha on 2020/05/05 02:57
I pay $50 a month to watch 20 ads per hour that I cannot even fast forward. Insane. Canceling this now to go with another service. Thanks for screwing this up, too, Google.
Terrible layout
by Lawrencetom on 2020/05/04 00:45
Hate the layout. Hard to find what you want to watch. Not worth paying for.
Superlative
by Alan Guy on 2020/05/03 13:17
Day 1: Hated ALL aspects of this app and the Streaming Service - the resolution etal. Approximately 1 hour of usage. Day 2: Started figuring things out. NOT as bad as I originally thought. Hmmm... Approximately 1 hour of usage. Day 3: What a Dream-Come-True.I figured everything out... the screen resolution, etal. Approximately 1 hour of usage. THIS IS A KEEPER! PROS: 1.) The ONLY ads are from the channel being viewed. Why? because I already have a YouTube Premium account to eliminate all YouTube provide ads. You can Fast Forward through the ads watching ANY recorded content. 2.) Unlimited YouTube Cloud Storage. Dream come true. 3.) The "Search" function to find your desired programing is FAST with EXCELLENT, REPLETE RESULTS. CONS: 1.) May take a few days to learn how to "drive" this baby. It took me 3 days with about 1-1.5 hours a day. 2.) So far I’m unable to find a compete 24 hour/7 day Program Listing. BUT, short-of-that, the bright side is that the Search Function provides EXCELLENT RESULTS. Sooooooo.... I’ll call it 1.5 Cons instead of 2. ADVICE: Folks, give this app and the service a chance. Bite your tongue, calm down and take the time to learn this app without Malice Aforethought. KICKER: I’ve had YouTube Premium for some time prior to subscribing to YouTube TV. THAT eliminates ALL the YouTube generated ads. So blame ALL the rest of the ads on the ContentProviders.
Ads!!
by Kendall Daniel on 2020/05/03 03:39
I’ve been paying $50 a month and STILL ads? I don’t enjoy this.
I’m have mixed feelings about this service
by Devan30 on 2020/05/02 17:45
Only had YouTube TV for 4 months and somewhat with the service. Of course there are things I’m not happy with, one is the ads the other is no 4K streaming. Another thing I’m not happy with is when I change stream quality manually to 1080p on any of my devices ( iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Pro, or my LG 4K TV ) closed captioning is on even though in the setting it’s off. I really think that’s a little strange and very annoying because I can’t turn it off.
What a joke
by Chiefsdoode on 2020/05/02 05:23
MFuttin whack ass app.
Needs to update
by binboncarn on 2020/05/02 02:23
The app is just set up so stupid and sometimes doesn’t even work
Fix this
by Emmacv04 on 2020/04/30 19:58
People pay way too much for as many ads there are I get on immediately and there is 5 ads. Then another two min goes by just by my show recaps then I get 6 ads. And this goes on and on I’m tired of this
It's okay but ads... I MEAN REALLY😡😡
by donut gurl363 on 2020/04/30 01:12
Okay it's great and all the channels it gets are grameat but if ur going to pay for it then why do u have to watch the darn ads!!😡😡 I'm okay when u can at least skip through them but if we are gonna pay 40 to 50 bucks for this then I don't want to listen to those crappy ads!!😡😡😡😡 I mean if I wanted to listen to ads I would just not pay for anything!!! PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!!
Check out Pluto TV - Free & easier to use
by News Georgia on 2020/04/29 14:14
YouTube TV is convoluted and very difficult to get around. Certain programs and watch her very slow and have constant buffering even though I have 400 Mb per second Internet. Check out Pluto TV. It’s free and I don’t have the buffering issues. Also, you can go back and watch previous shows that are currently playing. Pluto TV also has the largest audience in internet TV
Ugh
by Jwal5350 on 2020/04/28 23:11
Another app where the product manager does not actually use the app. It’s seriously annoying that when I start the app a video of some program is playing. It’s really annoying that I can’t browse programs while something is auto playing. Me: deletes app and cancels subscription and boycotts anything YouTube related.
Don’t care for google
by FastJimmyC on 2020/04/28 22:36
Youtube tv is decent, but getting to the point that I don’t wanna give one more cent to google. I simply believe they don’t deserve it.
Great Potential but Ads and Commercials kill the joy.
by foxfire5150 on 2019/12/07 13:53
I started off paying $40 a month and now $50. I wanted to ditch cable/satellite but still watch my local sports. That’s the only reason I purchased this app. It does deliver on all my local sports. I usually start my live sports late just so I can fast forward through the commercials. I’m fine with the commercials on those since it’s being pulled off major tv networks. I can fast forward through those. However, I tried to watch the movie La La Land last night and there was truthfully more commercial time than movie time. At every commercial break, the movie was shut down and an add for the Venetian Resort would play that I could not fast forward through. Obviously this was ad time purchased and paid to Google. I’m a child of the 80’s. A perk of purchasing cable tv back then was avoiding commercials since we were actually PAYING FOR OUR PROGRAMMING. What’s the difference here. If I’m throwing down $50 a month, why is Google still sticking adds in there. I understand the ads on regular Youtube.....it’s free. They’re providing free content and I understand they have to generate some revenue. There should be no ads I can’t fast forward through if I’m paying for the service.
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.
Crashes too much!
by Deebuwo on 2019/04/25 02:12
I believe I was one of the first subscribers in my area. The app worked flawlessly, but not anymore. When watching recordings, the program regularly stops after 40 minutes regardless of program watched. The program then starts from the beginning. I have to restart my phone to continue watching from the interrupted part. Now when watching a show that is recording and if I don’t catch it from the beginning and ask the app to display it from the beginning, the show repeatedly starts over from the beginning on its own while I’m watching. It is extremely frustrating! My price is scheduled to increase to add more channels I don’t care to watch while the channels I inquired about having added haven’t been added and there is no communication about if they will be added. It seems like soon after I recommended the service and app, the reliability tanked. I’m not going to pay more for worse and not getting what I want. I use an iphone 8S plus with the most updated ios.
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.
Could use some additional features
by AZ_Doc on 2019/12/30 22:12
Wasn’t sure how I would like it but actually think the Chanel selection is excellent. Some additional channels like other PBS Chanel’s like World and Pac12 would be great. However, I apologize if these already exist and I am not aware of how to access them: 1. If need to multi task while watching, would be great to be to drop the screen down into the corner while having to go answer a text, email, use browser, etc. rather than it closing. 2. Annoying that default is if you close for a minute and reopen the app it picks up where it left off and not live. Now you are behind and have to go to another channel and come back to the previous one to be live. 3. Too bad enlarge reduce is in lower right and drop down upper left. Would be nice if they were next to each other. 4. Also never understood why location of things are diff ENT from one device than another, like live button either at bottom or top depending on whether it’s the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Windows, etc. I know sizes are different but would be nice if all were the same. This is like Microsoft previously making versions of office all different and bragging about it before it hit home that if it looks the same on all devices people can use the apps with complete comfort. Thanks
Needs tuning
by Fireguy36 on 2020/03/19 02:41
Tried it out and liked it. Wasn’t sure how it would be going from a satellite tv system to You Tube but I don’t notice any big differences except a lower monthly bill and not having to call constantly with problems. Not real happy with the volume blowing me out of the room when commercials come on. Wish they would fix that. I like watching some of the VODs but have noticed that when a commercial comes on it frequently goes in the streaming circle mode and won’t resume my program. Can’t wait for some other channels to get on board, we’ll see. Overall happy with my choice to switch over to You Tube TV😃 Still waiting for more channels. Not a lot more just a few more. Really I don’t know how much longer I can take the high jump in volume when the ads come on. I get it, you want me to know there is an ad on. Ugh😫
Terrible picture quality
by anonannarbor on 2020/05/17 14:49
When I open a new channel, it defaults to auto picture quality. And for some reason this means that it is a total blur for 30 seconds until either it figures out that it can do better, or I manually change the quality. It should have a setting for a preferred picture quality to start watching with. Also, it takes about seven button clicks to change a channel. It is virtually impossible to be watching one game while clicking over occasionally to see what is happening in another game on another channel. Changing channels should be one of the easiest things in the world for a TV replacement, but on this it takes exiting full screen, then minimizing the picture you are watching, then finding the other channel in the guide, then loading it up, then changing the picture quality so it is watchable. It's absurdly hard for a simple task.
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.
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!
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.
wont let you save the shows you watch
by Izzy4usa on 2020/05/07 16:45
i saved all my shows but this service doesn't just record the new episodes, it records all of them from every channel!! whatever channels the show is on it ALL records. theres room for it but then its using up bandwidth constantly & always running. they need to make a way to save your favorites without recording them all, i have seen others reviews where ppl say this crashes well if you are using tons of data like that you will have problems. make it so we can save favorite shows without recording. also i notice many channel like Hallmark & game show network & others are missing? if they raise it at all i will just have to go back ti sling tv. Also it’s quite a bit more pricey than some other services. We enjoy it so far.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Worst entertainment/streaming app. Steer clear of ad express
by Shashwat_J on 2019/10/24 08:29
It is full of ads. Ads at every few minutes. If you ever even close a vide you will be punished with more long ads. Each ad is more than 2 minutes in length. Just when you are in brink of a climax in movie/show it resets and shows an ad and then starts from beginning. If you try to go back it doesn’t let you. You are forced to force shut app and reopen. When you continue you are again greeted with tons of ads. I felt like as if they should pay me to see so much ads. If you charge someone for subscription how dare you greet them in such a manner by these constant ads. The only one benefiting is Google earning massive revenues from ads and subscription cost at the same time draining you of your precious time. If you believe me steer clear of this app otherwise give it a go you’ll have similar reactions.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totally disorganized!
by Wdav on 2020/02/03 05:58
This service is a total mess. You can’t surf for a show because they “pick for you” what they want you to watch. This app and service is garbage, especially if you are used to looking at a guide and want “your favorite channels” and times to watch or record. I can’t find any show that is live on the channels I want, or more than 15 minutes ahead... I would like to see what is on channel “XYZ” 2 hours from now, but, apparently that’s an impossible task. I don’t want to waste hours looking for a show. If they could get a decent guide that shows ONLY your channels and times of a couple of days ahead, this app/service could be tolerable. But as it is, it is totally useless to me. I’d rather continue to be ripped off by my current provider at $100+ per month than pay $50/mo. for something that is not usable.
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 $$. Wish I could get my money back.
Best Bang for Buck
by LOLFORTEALZ on 2018/09/14 13:59
I love YT TV. It delivers 90% of everything I want in television. PROS: - cheap - wide variety - programmable - multiple users - LOTS OF SPORTS CONS: - at times programmed sports are overshadowed when a different sport runs longer than expected. I get this a lot with My American Soccer/European Football. A baseball game post game runs long and I don’t get to see the first 30 min of my match. - missing 3 channels I love...History, Discovery, HGTV. If YT TV had these...5 stars. - Can only record programs so far in advance. I might see a commercial for a movie/show/event a month before it airs...but I can’t select that to be recorded until much closer to air date. I usually forget and miss the initial air. Would be better if I could set recordings further out in advance. For me the CONS don’t outweigh the PROS. I regularly recommend YT TV to everyone who asks me, “How are you watching that?” With everything in life, it’s not perfect, but at least I’m not paying $$$ 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.
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.
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?
Great bang for your buck...still needs some improvement
by flinch20 on 2019/03/24 12:12
My husband and I were very early subscribers. We’ve loved having this service as a substitute for overpriced cable. Pros: unlimited recording that you can access anywhere on any device, great movie selections, great kids channels, great nature and history channels, all the sports, very easy to stream with a chromecast, can handle several devices streaming at one, channels have improved since launch and we’ve experienced NO increase in charges, don’t have any issues with streaming not working/loading or being interrupted. Cons: No app on Smart TVs or PS4 so you’ll have to invest in a Chromecast or something equivalent, the feature to “start from beginning “ or to “start live” when watching a show that’s in the middle of recording is buggy and doesn’t always work right, when finishing a live show you sometimes jump to a recording you previously did as the next thing to watch instead of staying on the channel you’re on. Overall I highly recommend!
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