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YouTube TV
Description
+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and more, including your local sports & news networks. +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 sixty networks are available in YouTube TV: BROADCAST ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC SPORTS Big Ten Network , CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Decades, E!, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, MyNetwork TV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TNT, TruTV, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Newsy KIDS Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo ADDITIONAL NETWORKS SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more Availability: YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States. For the complete list, please visit our Help Center. Your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started! If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account you’re using at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. If you haven’t subscribed through iTunes, you can manage your subscription through YouTube TV. 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!
One month free is a total rip off
by youtubedead on 2019/02/17 15:53
I was charged for a free trial. This app and the developers have only one mindset, that is money. What a shame.
Commercials
by darshvader97 on 2019/02/17 09:39
This would be amazing if it weren’t 40% commercials. Honestly will probably switch to Hulu if it doesn’t let up.
Too many Ads
by Angel537 on 2019/02/17 09:24
Really am paying 40 bucks a month and there are way to many ads you all need to cut them off when am watching movies we’re paying a good amount of money to not be bothered by these ads
Stupid
by Javib7 on 2019/02/17 07:20
I was forced to install the app in order to cancel my subscription even though I signed up for it through the browser. sneaky bad practice, I don’t like it at all. There’s barely any channels anyways. You pay to watch commercials. Just get Netflix for reals.
No sound
by rallosox on 2019/02/17 01:57
I have u tube tv A lot of commercials And a lot of shows have no sound at all For a monthly fee I think I should be able to watch anything and not worry about it Very disappointed let’s hope it gets fixed soon
Way too many commercials
by epole0 on 2019/02/17 00:20
Great content but way too many commercials
Needs improvement
by Artorres on 2019/02/16 20:28
Keeps crashing during forced/layered commercials. Works great when the commercials are part of the recorded content. I wish the app remembered where I left off watching a show. At least when it crashes.
They put ads on showtime!!
by Littlecoolness on 2019/02/16 05:03
Ads on showtime!! Really?!!!
Commercials after commercials
by mmmmmandu on 2019/02/15 23:34
Paid $40 to watch commercials. I was watching a 40 minute show (not live tv) and it had 5 commercials breaks with 5 commercials per break.. a total of 25 commercials!!!! you cant skip any of them either.. ridiculous!! especially when you’re paying so much! cancelled my subscription right away. will not be returning.
Not quite there yet
by so many apps... so little time on 2019/02/15 23:31
The world of TV needs a good online option, but this isn’t it. It sort of works but you’ll need patience. Getting the episodes you want to watch when you want to watch them is inconsistent and frustrating. Sometimes it’s delayed by hours, sometimes it never shows up. It would also be better if you didn’t force you to use your Google account. There are several hidden limitations (especially related to sharing with family) if you’ve used Google for other services. It’s positively maddening. If my only choices are paying cable/dish rates or using this service then I may have to stop watching TV completely.
I really want to like it.
by Zion Z on 2019/02/15 23:24
I really want to like it more. I am not a big TV watcher as it is but I have my binge moments and do enjoy the DVR feature that is more than enough for me to always find something to watch. My problems with this app compare to other streaming apps I’ve had is that the video freezes up too much or the sound cuts out. Never had these problems on Directv now or Hulu so I don’t feel it has anything to do with my connection. The app is not very stable and I have yet to see any improvements that will keep me as a long term customer. The DVR is unlimited and stores shows for nine months making the DVR feature the winner choice for me
It said it was free
by Gamer Nick123 on 2019/02/15 20:34
When it said it was free I got it but then when I installed it it said i ad to pat $49.99 a month
Spanish sports channels
by lmbooboi on 2019/02/15 05:42
Everything is great but a must needed if that Mexican Soccer league other than that everything else is great!!
Hallmark
by Julie ruth 2 on 2019/02/15 03:03
The only thing that could improve this app is Hallmark Channel
Payment info
by spallen10 on 2019/02/15 00:37
This is feedback to the developers, please add the ability to change/add payment info from the app/phone
All I need
by Jim_the_pilot on 2019/02/14 03:53
Watch YouTube tv via roku and internet is FIOS. Added Stars as well. Really like the DVR unlimited storage ability and the feel of changing channels is similar to the old cable TV
Early adopter and still no regrets
by M. Pruitt on 2019/02/14 03:40
Opted in within the first month that it launched in my area after a 15 year love/hate with a satellite provider. Best skinny bundle out there, including my local networks.
Needs some work
by Dave Lafleur on 2019/02/14 03:24
The app works as it should most of the time but it does glitch back to previous shows quite a bit. Example, I’ll be watching a news channel and it will randomly go back to a spot on the previous broadcast and not let me watch the current show. When this happens it continually bounces back to the same spot of the previous show no matter what I try to do.
Keeps jumping back three hours!
by zugvogel71 on 2019/02/13 17:30
I was happy at first, it seemed to work fine. But for a few days now it has become a complete joke. I keep watching one news channel during the morning, close to live or an hour or so behind live broadcast. Then all of a sudden the player jumps to another show about 3 or 4 hours earlier in the day on the same channel. This happens over and over and over and over..... if this continues I‘ll have to say bye bye UPDATE: it seems it jump back to an earlier time on the same channel once the commercials in the currently running show start. So given that Commercials run all the time - this is now unwatchable. GOOGLE - Please Fix This!
Great UX and UI
by Jolttim on 2019/02/13 01:59
Beyond the design you get to dvr espn and have local channels
Missing Episodes
by zbest15 on 2019/02/13 00:27
I absolutely love YouTube TV, and I completely understand that there pretty much has to be commercials. However, I realized recently after taking a few weeks off of tv that an entire chunk of a show I recorded is gone. I’m missing 5 episodes in the middle of the season (which I have been recording for the entire season). I’m not happy about the missing episodes, but I’m very happy with everything else!
Great
by Krazie Queen on 2019/02/12 21:31
I LOVE THIS APP FOUND MOSTLY ALL THE MOVIES AND SHOWS I LOVE ! I have it downloaded in my Roku also it’s amazing !
Solid
by kenngunn on 2019/02/12 17:14
Solid app works well, always!
YouTube TV vs. Sling
by Henry3rd on 2019/02/12 16:42
I started with Sling. The two tiers of Sling are a gimmick. I won’t go into it, but you are forced to take both tiers, and the sports package is extra. Sling doesn’t carry local channels. Plus, it has limited cloud storage, and they charge for it. You also have to pay for CBS, and it’s not live. There were college football games I missed because of that. YouTube includes local channels, sports, all the major networks, and had unlimited cloud storage at no charge. Not only is YouTube about $25/month cheaper, if it goes down you are given a week free simply my emailing customer service. Also, the app will allow you set up recordings if you’re away from your TV. YouTube TV is far superior to Sling.
Left out
by Dreamy68 on 2019/02/12 14:48
I’m feeling kind of left out here. I’m on a strict income, and canceled my local cable company just to pay for internet. I was hoping to try this, but 40.00 a month is not great for someone like me that is living on social security. My family isn’t interested in using the family sharing, but even that is still expensive. I don’t watch sports. But it looks great for those here that can use it. All the best
Happy
by bonnlou on 2019/02/12 11:31
I’m thoroughly enjoying this app. Customer service is good and very responsive. I would like HGTV. Overall the best service and cost. Thank you.
Movie recordings are defective
by applecustomer1234xyz on 2019/02/12 05:15
February 11, 2019 update Amazon and Netflix work. YouTube TV does not. Keep getting “playback error“ Whatever that is. It says to “report this ID“ The space for the ID supposed to be is blank. Good work google *** For instance the last 20 minutes of the movie Trance have gaps and skips like a broken DVD. If you’re thinking of cutting the cord, I would be careful about using YouTube TV.
More Spanish channels
by LegendaryMexican on 2019/02/12 04:49
Please add more Spanish channels. There are over 50 million Hispanics living in the US, and yet YouTube tv has very few Spanish channels. Add Univision, unimas, galavision, etc... on a national level
Love the app
by WisperISP on 2019/02/12 04:46
Still kind of clunky in some areas of the interface, but love the Channels.
General
by Sam Bash on 2019/02/12 04:45
Everything looks fine. But never mentioned how much it cost after the free trial
DVR glitches
by Buikes on 2019/02/12 02:27
So far I have been pretty happy with this service. The major problem I have is when I’m watching a DVR show, about 3/4 through the show starts over, but the sound continues with the last 1/4. There’s no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. I also would love if PBS was an offered channel.
Mc
by mc:; on 2019/02/12 02:01
Everyone should have YouTV it is the best view TV I have ever seen.
A joke sometimes
by Chelsealynn7 on 2019/02/12 00:46
Loved it at first but how much buffering can u take. I just updated it and 10 min later I’m looking at it buffer. That is on my phone On my Xbox- it just stops working 2-3 times a night and goes back to the home screen LOVE THAT IM PAYING FOR SOMETHING THAT ONLY WORKES HALF THE TIME After hockey is done I’ll find something else
As I get used to it there are some issues
by Peeps210 on 2019/02/11 22:35
As other reviews have said the commercials get longer and longer. Also, no way to fast forward easily. I also wish I could see that was coming on later, like a guide that you can look forward. The service is over all pretty good, just some small inconveniences in the grand scheme.
No regrets
by Sheiglah on 2019/02/11 21:02
Switched about 1 year ago and it is terrific. The only problem I have is that I need to clear out from memory each time to bring up a new program on my iPad. Not an issue on Apple TV version. Yes, there are some features I would like such as being able to specify which channel to record on so I won't get all the old reruns recorded. But given the savings still worth five stars
Bad
by Asapvince87 on 2019/02/11 18:46
I want to cancel this for sure, since I deleted the app
You Tube TV is great.
by Smittyll on 2019/02/11 18:16
I’ve had You Tube TV for about two months now and I really like it. What I like most is how you store favorite movies and TV shows in the Library. Please try I know you will like it.
Not happy
by flakye on 2019/02/11 17:48
There is so much buffering its unbelievable. And the issue is not with my internet connection. I only experience this buffering issue on youtubetv. I can’t enjoy any programs.
Nice App
by MobileStyle on 2019/02/11 17:43
But no NFL Network. I don’t understand why they don’t have the NFL network.
Too much adverts discourage watching
by Sediujay on 2019/02/11 17:13
I really support the review above when we paid a lot and you didn’t allow us to enjoy the programs because of advert It’s better you make adjustment on these adverts because it’s too much and it frustrating Particularly when am watching wwe wrestling u will just block it with adverts and you will not show the missing part that we didn’t see The adverts which you can do after each fights..so I belief you can really amends it
Has potential but video degradation is bad
by JeromyH on 2019/02/11 17:00
I currently use the Google Fiber 1G service and actively monitor my internet speeds. I consistently sit around 300-400 Mbps during normal usage and I find that my Youtube TV stream either buffers or degrades the quality a lot. I am hopeful that this is just a growing pain which will be resolved sooner rather than later. But if this continues long term I don’t think it is a viable replacement for cable.
Needs improvement
by Ukchaaaa on 2019/02/11 15:31
Firstly it is very reasonably priced which is a big plus. I watch a lot of sports and find rewinding the play is very hit and miss .The inability to clear recorded history should be corrected.Not being able for eg to record a whole season of Formula 1 racing I still have to select individual races at different venues which are sometimes on different channels. Viewing more than what the next show after the present hour on the channel guide would be nice in planning an evening in.
Great option over cable or satellite TV!
by Ashley Hudson105 on 2019/02/11 15:30
I used to be a Sling subscriber but YouTube TV has them beat hands down. Easy to navigate, great screen options and local TV stations. What more can I say? It’s awesome if you’re not a TV addict. Otherwise go for the much more expensive satellite or cable.
Missing Discovery Network Channels
by mecarpenteraz on 2019/02/11 14:35
The service works fine and I like the user interface. However, I am going to opt with a service that has more of the channels I watch. Discovery, TLC, A&E, and ID are not on the service.
This is the future.
by Mr. Muzik on 2019/02/11 13:13
I love this app. I have my TV with me wherever I go which has been a lifesaver with college sports. Where else are you going to find cable and a DVR for this price? It isn't the greatest for kids' option, but I have other streaming apps that take care of that. Just a really solid app that is really easy to and convenient.
Misleading
by KupunaKane on 2019/02/11 12:36
Supposed to be trial offer, responded to advertisement for $11.99. Set up and account charged $29.99 and mention of trial. Canceling immediately.
Great
by glynnrabun on 2019/02/11 09:57
Better than satellite
Good but is it worth it?
by Kent Coleman on 2019/02/11 07:09
YouTube TV can be an easy yes or a difficult no depending on what you’re use to getting out of your television. I think if you’re a big sports fan and are wanting to cut the cord than you should definitely get it. But how does it appeal to people less interested in sports? It does that by offering slightly more content than Netflix for 4x the price. The main difference is you have DVR and can watch shows live but I have a hard time feeling like the service is worth it. Better than satellite and cable? Definitely. Better than paying for Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime (which would be less $ than YouTube tv); I’m not sure it is.
Really Great
by Locoaztec on 2019/02/11 05:20
This app is great for those on the go and travel a lot. Being a sports guy it is nice to watch the games and then pause them if you get busy. Then be able to watch them from where you left off. Very user friendly. Thanks YouTube TV
Not worth $5.00 let alone $40 a month!
by supershows on 2019/02/11 05:09
Commercial city. Very limited movies. Advises you to set your pretend DVR.
Smokes The Rest
by Elbee1955 on 2019/02/11 04:34
After having tried them all, cable, going off grid with hdtv antenna, Sling Box etc., I thought I’d give YouTube TV a try. Unlimited DVR, a great selection of channels and a greater sense of viewing freedom has given me renewed hope in viewing choices. Keep it up YouTube TV, we are highly satisfied.
Controls for Apple TV are awful.
by Nddiesel9 on 2019/02/11 04:30
I love it for my phone and computer but it’s very hard to use on my Apple TV. Fast forwarding through commercials is such a pain and not intuitive at all. Please fix the remote so it’s easier to pause, rewind and fast forward. Also make it easier to get rid of the progress bar as well.
Lies
by darquanda on 2019/02/11 04:23
I downloaded this to try it since I haven’t have TV for about a year. And I’m in the market for some tv. Tell why it tried to charge me $39.99 right away when it said free for a month. Tell me why. K bye. Delete!
Commercials are so loud
by Only one complaint.... on 2019/02/11 03:19
Watching a drama or comedy- then BOOM HOLY BALLS LOUD COMMERCIAL. LOUD NOISES EVERYWHERE!!! Then tv show comes back on. After we’ve turned the volume way down, now way back up, then BOOM ANOTHER LOUD COMMERCIAL. “A million little things” new show on ABC. Watch it on YouTubeTV. Just be ware, the commercials will make your neighbors think you’re having a kegger.
User Interface stuck in the early 2000’s
by 9th-Try on 2019/02/11 02:54
Particularly wrt Apple TV. Once a program is selected and streaming, five stars. Finally they’ve fixed their server overload issues.
Love it!
by Robert mccay on 2019/02/11 02:39
Ive tried most of the live TV streaming apps but this one is the best hands down
Great concept, not so great execution.
by SOTY10 on 2019/02/11 01:23
I love YouTube TV. I think it’s great! I don’t love the app. For some reason the app won’t play full episodes of shows and started them over about halfway through. I don’t have this issue on my TV or PC, only on the app :/
Top Notch
by charlestoncardcollector on 2019/02/11 00:47
I’ve tried them all. I like YT TV the best but they need to add the ability to advance 10 seconds a lot easier. Advancing through commercials when watching a DVR’d program isn’t easy, it’s the biggest thing they need to address. Otherwise fantastic.
Great - but could use one more thing
by Jman.schlum on 2019/02/11 00:09
I absolutely love YouTube TV and the AppStore app. The functionality is amazing and everything I could ask for. To make the app absolutely flawless, however, I would like a way to turn my iPhone into a sort of remote to control what’s playing on my LG TV’s YouTube TV app, sort of like how I can do on Spotify. It would be much easier to use instead of my TV remote. Also, please add the AAF teams to the recording options. I’d like to be able to record the Atlanta Legends games ASAP.
So far so good!
by Mommamcguire on 2019/02/10 23:17
I’ve been waiting a long time for YouTube tv to come to our area. Now that it finally has, we can save over $100/month by cancelling our cable. I figure they’ll work out the glitchy stuff as the app gains more popularity.
>>>>>>>better than dish!
by goobertrooper on 2019/02/10 23:15
Cheaper, portable, great customer service!
I hate YouTube TV
by Dumb Oscar on 2019/02/10 23:01
I hate the way you have to navigate to find what you want to watch. It’s so confusing. It’s not worth it. It’s very primitive. Once they get things worked out maybe it will be worth it. It’s terrible!!
Not for all countries
by nawa star on 2019/02/10 17:43
Please make it available in iraq 😢
Please Add Bein Sports
by Noor S. Abbas on 2019/02/10 17:00
Please add bein sports channels
Soooo many commercials
by consumer.whore83 on 2019/02/10 04:18
Way too many commercials for so much money. And may the gods help you if you get stuck in a commercial loop from trying to rewind. No thanks.
location services required or they lock u out without warning
by Mark44455 on 2019/02/10 03:16
you need to enable location services on all devices using your account or these geniuses lock you out eventually without warning and without proper instructions about how to fix the problem. bad user experience.
Comcast with you tube tv
by Tamlyn71 on 2019/02/09 22:26
I’ve been very happy since our switch last fall!
Convenience in your pocket.
by Ramesh B. on 2019/02/09 21:29
I can get to my favorite TV channels, broadcast or recorded, wherever & whenever I want!
Everything
by Brooke Merry on 2019/02/09 18:38
It literally has every channel i could ask for as a 20 year old male in college never had a problem with it in any way shape or form
Reliable and more functional than other services
by Cookuofu17 on 2019/02/09 16:28
This is great and the unlimited DVR is awesome. So much better than cable and there is no contract. I feel like the commercials are a little too much though. For $42 a month (with tax) I would think there wouldn’t be so many commercials. It feels a little like downloading a free app on your phone that has too many adds...
Youtube TV Commercials
by @cKrAmerica on 2019/02/09 16:09
Paying $40/month and having this amount of commercials is why I gave 1 star. If Youtube reduced the number if commercials it would be much better, or remove them altogether for paid subscription. Also, glitches happen alot to make you watch several commercial breaks in a row- not my idea of fun. My advice: remove the commercials and it’s a 5 star rating.
Thanks
by Borgnine Eleven on 2019/02/09 15:45
Good
Well worth it
by Ramher_Jamher on 2019/02/09 15:25
Streams very well from mobile and easily connects to capable streaming devices. Love that I can add shows to my recordings directly from my phone. The selection is great, it has every channel I could really want and hits on the major broadcasters and many sports. It’s also nice that it includes local channels so you don’t have to swap to an antenna. I’ve used Sling and PSVue in the past and I feel like YoutubeTV has more/better content for the price. My only complaint is that the live menu does not work on mobile like a traditional cable grid, so you can see the channel and what is currently playing but can’t look at what’s coming up next and hours ahead. This issue only is for mobile though, on a TV app it works just fine. Would recommend you try out this streaming option if you’re trying to decide. Almost forgot that you can add up to 5 people to the account as long as they have gmail, so great to share with family.
Months and still no fix for 240p drop
by MTShipp on 2019/02/09 14:06
Worked with support months ago because the app keeps dropping down to 240p even on a 50/5 connection. Manually set to 720p, change channel, drops to 240p. Was told it was known and being fixed. Several updates later, still not. Update: discovered that “watched” is now broken also.
Could be best way to watch TV ever!!
by prodiigy777 on 2019/02/09 13:26
Amazing streaming app! Has great quality and way cheaper price than satellite or cable. Has all your locals plus main channels. Love that you can easily record all your shows. But the reason my easily 5 star rating drops them down to a 2 star is due to the fact that they advertise unlimited memory for recording your shows. But at the same time they automatically delete your recordings. Something I recorded should not be deleted unless I delete it myself. This problem causes me to have to use a different service to catch up on my episodes that I already recorded but YouTube TV deletes them after a set time, due to agreements with certain channels. For example why CBS always forces you to watch recordings.
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.
I love Youtube TV
by narekloryan on 2019/02/09 12:20
Unlimited DVR is amazing , channels streaming is cool , everything is fine . BUT there is no HBO is Los Angeles we don’t have a the CW thats bad , please add new channels
Charging a Free trial
by Ewett on 2019/02/09 03:57
This Youtube tv Charge me $39.99 for a free trial which I cancelled the second day of the week trial period No good Bad trial test 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
What the Fee
by mcbowler on 2019/02/09 03:11
I was told there was one month free... but I was charged the day after I downloaded.
Worked good until 1 week ago
by Nfilly on 2019/02/09 03:03
iPhone 8 plus used to process and stream great. Stopped working after a believed update. Samsung notebook streams fine thru chrome. Something has unfortunately changed with the app thru apple products. Hopefully a fix comes soon.
Mobile vs Home
by Crackhouse44 on 2019/02/09 00:04
So far mobile app has been awesome. Home a little disappointing lately. Seems like all it does is buffer lately. We have a 600 MHz Internet circuit so there’s no reason it should buffer but it continues to constantly actually thinking about leaving it doesn’t get corrected
No free trial
by PrinceFame25 on 2019/02/08 23:03
Where’s the free trial too even see if I wanna end up paying 40.00 a month! A 7 day trail or a 2 day trial would work too even make sure I’m able too even play the live tv with my home WiFi or phone network!!! Maybe it’s just me most things theses days give you a free trial!
Such a good alternative and easy to use!
by WickieWickie2021 on 2019/02/08 22:50
Easy to use, easy to understand, Great channel selection and affordable! We switched from cable and are saving over $140 a month. Unlimited DVR space is great. The ability to have different profiles is great since it begins to recommend shows based on what you watch and record. I have recommended YouTubeTv to everyone I talk to. My parents who are in their 70’s can use it and so can my in-laws who are afraid of change and technology. My in-laws haven’t called me once to help them use it!
Best Experience ever
by manuelenriqueguillen on 2019/02/08 17:23
So far I enjoy YouTube Tv is perfect for me!
Cords been cut
by Phstlane on 2019/02/08 13:53
I’ll never go back to cable. Picture quality is Awesome on my 4K TV. Sooo much better than AT&T Uverse I had for 8 years. Can’t say enough about YouTubeTV.
Horrible Support, Never using again
by SexyVon on 2019/02/08 08:01
As if it wasn’t bad enough that I’m paying money and setting this bs DVR to record my shows just to be forced to be bombarded with commercials anyway thats can’t be skipped. They sorry idiots built the app and service where it cuts you off, even after you’ve paid for the service if your location doesn’t match and to make matters worse they can’t even fix it. All they say is cancel through iTunes, request a refund and resubscribe. I tried it and all it did was tie up twice as much money for it to still not work. So I call again and all they can say is wait it out and try again. No thanks I’m good. If you weren’t smart enough to build an app that can update these things easily without hassles like this then you’re not worth spending my hard earned money on. Especially when my service was working just found for the past 4 months after my relocation to a different state in the same time zone.
We need the app running in the background
by MVICFALL on 2019/02/08 04:22
Great app, my all time favorite; just one request, we need the app to run in the background as well.
“U Tube Can’t Be Beat In Any Way!”
by Splash Artist on 2019/02/08 04:11
I Love My U Tube Television TV Channel! I Can Watch Any Form Of Channel 24/7! My Favorite is The National Geographic Channel. From Hunting Moose To Fishing King Salmon In The Kenia River. I’ve Been To Alaska Twice Myself And Loved Every Minutiae Of It! Thanks U Tube Channel For Taking Me Back To Alaska!
Really good
by Jjuiooiiu on 2019/02/07 23:47
Excellent app. User interface MUCH better than Netflix, apple video, Hulu, hbo etc. It’s similar to YouTube so you can tap multiple times to advance or rewind seconds or minutes depending on the number of times you quick tap. Cloud recording is a breeze. Intuitive. Multi device playback is flawless. Only thing I’ve noticed is occasionally the video quality drops and that has nothing to do with bandwidth. I don’t see that in any other apps. Overall - love it. Great way to cut the cord. 👍🏼👍🏼
Free trial not Free
by hndkdhkdovoemdhd on 2019/02/07 22:18
I got suckered into thinking a free trial was actually free. After 1 hour, I realized Youtube/Google wanted my location turned on or else I wouldn’t get my local channels. This includes my Roku box. So I canceled after 1 hour. At no time did Youtube/Google specify they needed access to my location. Well Apple went ahead and charged me anyway.
Doesn’t deliver Value
by Not taken it anymore on 2019/02/07 19:31
I primarily got this service to watch liveTV and sports on my AppleTV box. Unfortunately the video is constantly hanging and FF and REW thru a stored or paused stream causes all sorts of synch issues with audio and video. My CBSallaccess gets me enough live tv and HULU and netflix give me all the shows i need. Now that football season is over, I’m done. Maybe i’ll try again in a year
Great alternative; telling all my friends
by caseycoledoor on 2019/02/07 16:47
I’m one of those people who hasn’t had cable in a couple years and have just been continuously watching The Office and Parks & Rec on Netflix. I just recently signed up and this was the first year I could invite people over to watch the Super Bowl game (game was a bust but not YoutubeTV’s fault). I saved the day during a recent trip up north with my friends. Our Airbnb didn’t have the NFC and AFC Championship games and I was easily able to log on to my YoutubeTV account and watch it there. Also, if I wanted I could actually watch the local weather instead of looking at my phone. I love being able to add shows to my library and the app automatically downloads every episodes (on any channel). The unlimited DVR doesn’t cause me to get anxiety when deciding which episode of the Bachelor I need to delete (jk, I don’t watch that garbage). Anyways, I’ve been raving to my friends about YoutubeTV for the past 2 months. Wish I would’ve gotten on board a long time ago!
Commercials Stations & Price
by EarListener on 2019/02/07 08:18
I do not want to go back in time with the commercials. Stations are limited and not being added as fast as the beginning. Prices have went up. Commercials too loud as well. Episodes missing. No background play, yikes. You never find shows that are new coming out. Meh. Not feeling the value.
Love it!
by Erivas3 on 2019/02/07 06:13
I haven’t looked back since cutting cable. Like it much more now that Roku is supported. Was a bit tough with chrome cast bc I didn’t have a remote. It’s a bit easier to manage changing the channel, etc w Roku.
Cost
by kimbiebear on 2019/02/07 04:47
To pricey for the amount of commercials, cut the price in half and I’ll subscribe again.
Awesome
by serge sks on 2019/02/07 04:03
Better than cable
Not bad. Works well
by Delta421 on 2019/02/07 02:58
As the title says above, it works. It just lacks content or features that set it above Sling or Hulu services. The only reason to go with this over those is simply brand loyalty. Lacks content as well
Great value, reliable service
by seancook on 2019/02/06 20:56
I switched to YouTubeTV after 2 years with SlingTV. Love the unlimited DVR and all local affiliates of major networks. Only downside: missing some networks I loved and keep hoping they’ll get added... A&E, History, HGTV, Comedy Central.
Doesn’t support TV app
by squalamack on 2019/02/06 20:56
The on-demand content at least should integrate with the iOS / Apple TV app, which is my primary way of discovering shows that are available.
Commercials & Missing Episodes
by K8TO79 on 2018/12/18 06:41
I’ve been really excited to have an option other than cable for a while now. It started out positively strong, but as time has passed the service has changed. There seems to be more commercials now, when a year ago if you scheduled a recording commercials were not forced upon you like today. There are also some glitches where the round of commercials play twice, the app freezes and makes you watch the same commercials again when you resume watching or at the end of an episode there is a commercial break before the credits. Who wants to watch these before moving on?!? Additionally, if you set a recording, record a full season, in the middle of binge watching the recorded season there are missing episodes. There is no way to get the missing episodes through the app. Frustrating! Overall a better option than cable, but it would be nice to have some of these issues changed for an app that is paid for, plus the price has gone up about $5/mo in the last year.
Well worth it
by Ramher_Jamher on 2019/02/09 15:25
Streams very well from mobile and easily connects to capable streaming devices. Love that I can add shows to my recordings directly from my phone. The selection is great, it has every channel I could really want and hits on the major broadcasters and many sports. It’s also nice that it includes local channels so you don’t have to swap to an antenna. I’ve used Sling and PSVue in the past and I feel like YoutubeTV has more/better content for the price. My only complaint is that the live menu does not work on mobile like a traditional cable grid, so you can see the channel and what is currently playing but can’t look at what’s coming up next and hours ahead. This issue only is for mobile though, on a TV app it works just fine. Would recommend you try out this streaming option if you’re trying to decide. Almost forgot that you can add up to 5 people to the account as long as they have gmail, so great to share with family.
Pretty amazing technology, but seriously flawed
by sigbruner on 2019/01/11 21:03
I was hoping this app would suffice to replace my standard cable television, but unfortunately, I can’t watch an entire episode of anything without a video-killing bug ruining the whole thing. Specifically, about 3/4 of the way through a television series episode, the video glitches and odd things begin to happen: the audio track jumps to the beginning of the episode, the video freezes for a moment and then continues to play under the audio from the beginning. And then the advertisements! Oh goodness! For $50/month, I would expect fewer ads, but there they are every 10 minutes: 2 to 3 ads at a time. And guess what? When you have to close and re-open the app to find your place in the episode you were watching, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You try to track through to the spot where you left off. The episode starts to play, and then a series of ads immediately kicks in. Missed your spot? More ads. It is infuriating and app breaking. I am using a first-generation iPad Pro, for what it’s worth.
5 stars
by Artys069 on 2019/01/26 16:36
It’s honestly the best tv product I have purchased, I’ve been a member for about a yr. However, there are a few things I would love to see added: 1. When browsing through all the movies / series, you can not tell which movies or series you have already added to your library. After selecting the title, it will than show you have already added this to your library, rather than scrolling and selecting only what you need. 2. When you view what is being recorded or upcoming, it appears to be recording new episodes AND episodes I have already saved under my library. I wasn’t sure if this was a glitch, but it prevents a member from seeing what would be new and upcoming, rather than something that is already saved. Plus it only allows you to see 50, half of which you have already recorded and saved to your library.
Love it and won’t look back.
by Lazy loopsy lion on 2018/04/18 03:05
I have had YouTubeTV now for about 5 months and wish I would have made the change a long time ago. So happy to cut the cable and the outrageous monthly cost. I read some of these bad reviews and I don’t understand why people are having issues. I went out and purchased a few Roku’s for my tv’s and had them set up in less than 10 minutes. Now if I want to watch on my TV I just turn it on with my Roku remote and then click YouTubeTV and it connects right away and I don’t have to stream from my phone. I have found that most times I just lay in bed and watch my shows either live or from my library on my phone or IPad. I have yet to have any issues at all. I also love being able to be out and about and not miss any baseball or football games. Highly recommend this. Keep up the good work YouTubeTV.
Better than expected. Some UX problems.
by morethancode on 2019/02/01 17:54
I’ll start with the problems. When watching a show in full screen on an iPad, trying to multitask (by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the dock) more often than not causes the show to jump to a different point. This happens because the timeline at the bottom of the screen is too close to the bottom of the screen, so any touch near the bottom of the screen triggers a jump to that point in the timeline, even if you’re only trying to reveal the app dock. It took several occurrences of this until I figured out my my basketball game was rewinding 30 minutes. Please fix this issue, add some padding beneath the red timeline bar when in full screen. Other con: Sometimes the picture is blurry for no apparent reason. It usually sharpens after 3 minutes or so. You need more frequent bandwidth checks in the app. Netflix does a nice job of this for example. Now for the pros: It’s nice knowing that my games, shows, etc are being automatically recorded and I can start watching them from any device at any time. Often times I’ll start watching a basketball game 30 minutes after it starts. I like that I can start watching the game from the beginning even while it’s airing live. The recording suggestions are also helpful too.
YouTubeTV
by lonelydragonfly on 2018/01/05 16:22
PROS: you get your local channels, the staple channels such as ABC CBS NBC FOX etc. and a variety of sports channels. CONS: we have experienced CONSTANT problems despite the fact that we have high speed internet such as not being able to change channels because it will change on the phone but not on the TV and then no longer pulls up the TV to cast to so we are left to uninstall & reinstall the app EVERY time and programs not playing just to name a couple. Also not a very wide variety of channels to choose from. While you have options to choose from for sports, there's a deficiency to offer popular alternatives like possibly HGTV, GSN, Lifetime, Hallmark or any type of cooking channels. So when comparing pricing and channels offered with dish networks, it's really not worth the trouble to pay the same or comparable for less channels and less conveniences so I'm glad a free trial was offered to know what the service would be like before buying, although I've heard canceling is just as difficult.
Needs work
by jgrmsmith on 2018/10/05 12:21
Needs work When you hide channels that you don’t want to see but every now and then, you have to add them back to your list to watch them. Then I have to remove them again just so I can only see my regular channels that I use daily. Need a list of “your list” and a “view all”. Would also like to be able to set where I want it to open to. I’d like to set it to open Live TV because that’s what I use the most. But I have to wait for it to load then I have to change it to Live and wait again. Would also like to be able to view the evening lineup by swiping down the timeline. It’s 6pm but I just want to see what’s on at 9. I have to leave my view and go to the channel. I should just be able to swipe down to 9. If I like it set a reminder to come back and watch at 9. I want to be able to see all channels at once at 9, not click each individual channel to see 9. Thanks!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Very Pleased
by J Hartz on 2018/10/29 14:54
I definitely love this app, I think it’s a better option than cable and much less expensive. The only improvement I’d like to see is a better way to skip forward while watching longer programs on the Apple TV platform. The issue is there’s no 15 second fast forward while watching shows using the Apple TV remote and this happens to be a problem because if you are trying to slide your finger forward during commercials you tend to over shoot your mark quite easily. I’ve noticed when I’m using other programs, such as Netflix, the Apple TV remote has a 15 second fast forward option by simply placing your finger at the bottom right or bottom left part of the trackpad on the remote. Other than that it’s a great way to watch TV and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Great concept, not perfect
by b-freakin-anca on 2017/11/03 01:31
I was super excited to download this free trial to watch the World Series. I think this has super great potential. However… In order to watch a show on your TV, you have to screen share from your Apple device. So that means… First, that anytime you want to use Siri to talk to text, your show will end. Next, every time I try to watch a show on-demand and it gets to commercials, it automatically crashes. That makes me have to completely close the app and restart it. Very annoying. Last, if I’m trying to browse the web while I’m watching a show, certain sites will make the show crash as well. I tend to multitask a lot while watching TV, so these are relevant problems for me. If you can handle watching TV without being on your phone and letting your phone do its thing while it broadcasts a show, you should have no issues.
Best Service I've Used
by sspediacci on 2018/01/23 19:40
The most feature and content rich service available for the money. Hands down. My roommates and I all share access to the service and each person (+ significant others) are added as "family" members. Everyone has their own log in and ability to record shows without conflict. It's amazing. That's $35 divided by 6 people who all have their own set up! I have a Chromecast and a Google Home Mini set up, which is useful for controlling the TV. If I know what I want to watch, I can tell the Google Mini the show, movie, or channel to throw on. I can also tell it to pause, rewind, or fast forward. What I'm trying to say is that I've tried other services and nothing even remotely competee from my perspective.
Disappointed
by NikkiCruz1980 on 2019/01/01 03:31
I am sorry that I won’t be returning as a customer. While I did actually really like the service provided (when I actually got the service) I think you need a better system in place for people that move. I think it is not worth the headache that I have gotten when not once, but twice I have to request a refund due to home area restrictions that cannot be resolved without unsubscribing and going back and resubscribing. Then when you resubscribe and download the app, you get the same error message about limited access (which actually means no access) and have to do the whole refund process over again. This is something that you guys should look into in the future. I’m just one subscription lost due to this. Not a big deal for you. But it’s a big deal to me just because of my time and effort wasted alone. Hope this doesn’t start happening to more people and you start losing more subscribers!
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent App! Video quality can be better.
by Brotha J.D on 2018/01/04 13:40
Overall, I enjoy this app. I’ve recently deleted my DirectTV app and my NBA LEAGUE PASS app because YouTubeTV has improved its video playback quality. This app has all the channels I watch, as well as it’s very organized and intuitive. I’m able to quickly navigate to my favorite shows in a matter of seconds. I also love the fact that YouTubeTV automatically record the shows for you. The only improvement I-so-eagerly request is the continuous effort to make video quality better on sport programs. Sports as in soccer, basketball, football etc is very fast and so they’re often glitches and hesitations trying to keep up with the fast speed. Once they’re able to fix this problem - it will have no competitors (especially for sport fans).
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.
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?
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.
Pretty good
by sjcsmp03 on 2018/09/14 00:56
Got rid of cable have had this for almost a year. It’s nice because it gives you the option to watch most shows on demand but it’s stepping back in time with all the ads. Some shows you can fast forward - although that feature is horrible - however the new shows you’re stuck watching ads. It’s not ending up to be that much less than cable or dish with the upgraded internet so for the money....I wish it was a tad more sophisticated. I feel like I stepped down - down in price and also down in quality from cable/dish. That said...I probably won’t go back to cable or dish...I’ll just keep hoping this gets better and the price doesn’t go up. If the price were to increase on here I’d be calling back direct TV the next day.
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.
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.
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.
Three big problems...
by Card flounder on 2018/05/21 00:38
I would give this five stars, EXCEPT for three big issues that each deduct a star in my book: 1-On live TV, there's no easy way to see what's up next. If it's 4:58 the app does not show what's up at 5:00 on the channel line up, you have to wait until 5:00. 2-Ads. When watching recorded shoes in my library, I cannot FF, I must sit thru several ads, even though I'm paying for this service. 3-Clunky navigation. For instance, I hit the 15-sec rewind to hear a line I missed, and the app started a new set of commercials. Or sometimes I attempt to go forward or back 15-secs, but because the controls are so tight it selects the"next show" function and I have to go through a whole chain of laborious steps to finally get back where I was. Correct these three and you'll get your five-stars.
Issues With Movies & Shows Restarting At The End
by Eric Kretz on 2018/09/03 12:23
While I do enjoy the live tv aspects of this app and the channel selection, there seems to be a glitch which will restart a movie or program that’s not live towards the end of whatever you are watching. I just spent an hour and a half watching a movie and never got to see the last 10 minutes of it because it restarted at the beginning and you can’t go back to the ending! Please help because this makes watching anything else other than live tv on this app rather pointless. UPDATE: As of the last 2 days all of a sudden nothing will play off the app on my iPad. The buffering wheel just keeps spinning. I’ve tried resetting everything and it still doesn’t work.
No help available
by I.Que.2 on 2018/08/31 09:29
I’ve had this lovely service for at least six months. My family and I enjoyed it and never had any issues. Within a months time my husband, son and father in law couldn’t log in. I contacted the ONLY department they could help and they gave me password reset info????? The app kept asking showing them the “Already a member” page and my poor father in law made the mistake of charging it on his account(I’m sure that’s what the developers want). Then it finally happened to me, now I’m kicked out of the app. I’ve tried to cancel the subscription,, renew the subscription, add my family group, delete the family group. And now I’m receiving an error message. There’s still NO HELP AVAILABLE. Oh, unless you need your password reset....which I don’t. I’m not sure if the app crashed but I’m very unhappy.
Thank you Google!
by acemanawc on 2018/09/14 00:01
Finally, you have implemented full screen support for the iPhone X. The timing is suspicious since Apple had their big show yesterday to introduce the latest iPhone Xs and Xs Max. I’ve been harping on this since November last year and it finally is a blessing that you finally added this feature. So Thank you so much! Now to get 5 stars, I was hoping you can add a button or shortcut so that I can channel “back n forth” or “flip back in forth” between 2 channels quickly. Currently while using app I do not see a quick way of flipping between 2 channels. This would come in very handy when watching two live sports events at the same time. Thank you again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
More Channel Options Needed
by Roxie2018! on 2018/11/05 10:48
Enjoy using this app. It’s my only tv provider. Allows me to record shows, start the show from where it is live (if I started watching late) or watch from the beginning, prioritize my channels in a list, start from the where I stopped watching the show, when I switch from my phone to my tablet and some other features. My only gripe is the channel selection. None of the Discovery Network channels are available. No Comedy Central. No A&E. None of the Nickelodeon channels. None of the History Channels. Maybe they are available in other areas but definitely not in mine. I requested the channels a few months ago but nothing has changed. That’s a drawback but otherwise, great app.
Non-iOS friendly interface
by Egestrada42 on 2018/03/30 19:27
I cannot interact with my account with an iOS device. When attempting to manage my membership on internet explorer i get a message that states to open with firefox or google chrome. I tried opening chrome on my iPad and there is no way to manage it there either. I have to use a windows machine running a chrome we browser to make any changes. The inability to manage my membership with an iOS device really put a damper on the entire experience. Non sure how this can be changed but even on a chrome web browser on an iOS device will not work. Please advise. Do i really need to keep my windows machine?
Such great potential
by Nickatgt on 2019/01/17 23:44
We’ve been using YouTubeTV for about 5 months now and I’m convinced that this is what TV should look like. It seems to get better with each release. Just like cable there are a lot of things that I’d never watch and some that I wish I had. I’d love to have the Viacom programs (HGTV, Discovery, Food, etc). HBO would be nice but all of these are a cost vs value decision. One area that needs to be addressed is navigating through programs, the UI is not intuitive. I’d like to be able to skip over commercials and have a good way to navigate within the program. Still it has allowed me to cut the cord while keeping my wife happy. Overall a victory.
The Best!
by L&JRote on 2018/09/04 00:57
We are immensely pleased with YouTubeTV...I only regret we didn’t get it earlier. We’ve had it for over a month now and it is so much better than we expected. We live in a rural area, only have ADSL...not high speed. It has worked faultlessly for us...no downtime, no issues. We love the ability to start a program at the beginning if we start watching it late and being able to record shows to watch later. We also love being able to watch on our iPad or laptop if we aren’t able to be near the TV. It’s everything we wanted and more. Thank you to the developers!
Long recordings have issues
by onehndbkhnd on 2018/08/18 03:09
Overall, the experience is great. My area for improvement is recording long length programs. For me it is 8-10hr long Tennis Channel programs. I need to be able to go to the beginning of the recording while the program is still recording. In every situation that this occurs, the first few hours get clipped and I can’t watch the entire program from the beginning until a day after the program airs, at which the programming has gotten stale, since it is live sports coverage. I’ve made multiple requests that this be fixed. Customer support is good at contacting me, but they have not yet fixed the problem.
difficult to cancel!
by LeGoose33 on 2017/10/21 13:04
The service doesn’t work while I’m traveling (disappointing but not the reason for the 1 star). As I travel a lot and that was the main reason I wanted to try it, I am trying to cancel. What really upset me is that it’s difficult to cancel. The app itself has a link that says “cancel membership” but when you press it I get the message “please see Apple’s instructions for subscription management”. Of course I can’t find Apple’s subscription management on my iPad and I need to go find a computer somewhere and try to figure this out. What a hassle and a waste of life! I bought this on the iPad and should be able to easily cancel. Now I’m a hostage and I can’t help but think it’s intentional or incompetence. In any case, I don’t like it and I’m not coming back anytime soon! (assuming I ever figure out how to cancel!)
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Description
+Cable-free live TV. No cable box required. +Stream major broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC and more, including your local sports & news networks. +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 sixty networks are available in YouTube TV: BROADCAST ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC SPORTS Big Ten Network , CBS Sports Network, Comcast RSN (regional), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox RSN (regional), FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBCSN, NESN, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, YES Network ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Cheddar, Comet, Decades, E!, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, IFC, MyNetwork TV, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, SundanceTV, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TNT, TruTV, USA, YouTube Red Originals, WE tv NEWS BBC World News, Cheddar Big News, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Newsy KIDS Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Universal Kids SPANISH LANGUAGE Telemundo, Universo ADDITIONAL NETWORKS SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more Availability: YouTube TV is available in most metro area locations around the United States. For the complete list, please visit our Help Center. Your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Your membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started! If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account you’re using at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device. If you haven’t subscribed through iTunes, you can manage your subscription through YouTube TV. 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!
One month free is a total rip off
by youtubedead on 2019/02/17 15:53
I was charged for a free trial. This app and the developers have only one mindset, that is money. What a shame.
Commercials
by darshvader97 on 2019/02/17 09:39
This would be amazing if it weren’t 40% commercials. Honestly will probably switch to Hulu if it doesn’t let up.
Too many Ads
by Angel537 on 2019/02/17 09:24
Really am paying 40 bucks a month and there are way to many ads you all need to cut them off when am watching movies we’re paying a good amount of money to not be bothered by these ads
Stupid
by Javib7 on 2019/02/17 07:20
I was forced to install the app in order to cancel my subscription even though I signed up for it through the browser. sneaky bad practice, I don’t like it at all. There’s barely any channels anyways. You pay to watch commercials. Just get Netflix for reals.
No sound
by rallosox on 2019/02/17 01:57
I have u tube tv A lot of commercials And a lot of shows have no sound at all For a monthly fee I think I should be able to watch anything and not worry about it Very disappointed let’s hope it gets fixed soon
Way too many commercials
by epole0 on 2019/02/17 00:20
Great content but way too many commercials
Needs improvement
by Artorres on 2019/02/16 20:28
Keeps crashing during forced/layered commercials. Works great when the commercials are part of the recorded content. I wish the app remembered where I left off watching a show. At least when it crashes.
They put ads on showtime!!
by Littlecoolness on 2019/02/16 05:03
Ads on showtime!! Really?!!!
Commercials after commercials
by mmmmmandu on 2019/02/15 23:34
Paid $40 to watch commercials. I was watching a 40 minute show (not live tv) and it had 5 commercials breaks with 5 commercials per break.. a total of 25 commercials!!!! you cant skip any of them either.. ridiculous!! especially when you’re paying so much! cancelled my subscription right away. will not be returning.
Not quite there yet
by so many apps... so little time on 2019/02/15 23:31
The world of TV needs a good online option, but this isn’t it. It sort of works but you’ll need patience. Getting the episodes you want to watch when you want to watch them is inconsistent and frustrating. Sometimes it’s delayed by hours, sometimes it never shows up. It would also be better if you didn’t force you to use your Google account. There are several hidden limitations (especially related to sharing with family) if you’ve used Google for other services. It’s positively maddening. If my only choices are paying cable/dish rates or using this service then I may have to stop watching TV completely.
I really want to like it.
by Zion Z on 2019/02/15 23:24
I really want to like it more. I am not a big TV watcher as it is but I have my binge moments and do enjoy the DVR feature that is more than enough for me to always find something to watch. My problems with this app compare to other streaming apps I’ve had is that the video freezes up too much or the sound cuts out. Never had these problems on Directv now or Hulu so I don’t feel it has anything to do with my connection. The app is not very stable and I have yet to see any improvements that will keep me as a long term customer. The DVR is unlimited and stores shows for nine months making the DVR feature the winner choice for me
It said it was free
by Gamer Nick123 on 2019/02/15 20:34
When it said it was free I got it but then when I installed it it said i ad to pat $49.99 a month
Spanish sports channels
by lmbooboi on 2019/02/15 05:42
Everything is great but a must needed if that Mexican Soccer league other than that everything else is great!!
Hallmark
by Julie ruth 2 on 2019/02/15 03:03
The only thing that could improve this app is Hallmark Channel
Payment info
by spallen10 on 2019/02/15 00:37
This is feedback to the developers, please add the ability to change/add payment info from the app/phone
All I need
by Jim_the_pilot on 2019/02/14 03:53
Watch YouTube tv via roku and internet is FIOS. Added Stars as well. Really like the DVR unlimited storage ability and the feel of changing channels is similar to the old cable TV
Early adopter and still no regrets
by M. Pruitt on 2019/02/14 03:40
Opted in within the first month that it launched in my area after a 15 year love/hate with a satellite provider. Best skinny bundle out there, including my local networks.
Needs some work
by Dave Lafleur on 2019/02/14 03:24
The app works as it should most of the time but it does glitch back to previous shows quite a bit. Example, I’ll be watching a news channel and it will randomly go back to a spot on the previous broadcast and not let me watch the current show. When this happens it continually bounces back to the same spot of the previous show no matter what I try to do.
Keeps jumping back three hours!
by zugvogel71 on 2019/02/13 17:30
I was happy at first, it seemed to work fine. But for a few days now it has become a complete joke. I keep watching one news channel during the morning, close to live or an hour or so behind live broadcast. Then all of a sudden the player jumps to another show about 3 or 4 hours earlier in the day on the same channel. This happens over and over and over and over..... if this continues I‘ll have to say bye bye UPDATE: it seems it jump back to an earlier time on the same channel once the commercials in the currently running show start. So given that Commercials run all the time - this is now unwatchable. GOOGLE - Please Fix This!
Great UX and UI
by Jolttim on 2019/02/13 01:59
Beyond the design you get to dvr espn and have local channels
Missing Episodes
by zbest15 on 2019/02/13 00:27
I absolutely love YouTube TV, and I completely understand that there pretty much has to be commercials. However, I realized recently after taking a few weeks off of tv that an entire chunk of a show I recorded is gone. I’m missing 5 episodes in the middle of the season (which I have been recording for the entire season). I’m not happy about the missing episodes, but I’m very happy with everything else!
Great
by Krazie Queen on 2019/02/12 21:31
I LOVE THIS APP FOUND MOSTLY ALL THE MOVIES AND SHOWS I LOVE ! I have it downloaded in my Roku also it’s amazing !
Solid
by kenngunn on 2019/02/12 17:14
Solid app works well, always!
YouTube TV vs. Sling
by Henry3rd on 2019/02/12 16:42
I started with Sling. The two tiers of Sling are a gimmick. I won’t go into it, but you are forced to take both tiers, and the sports package is extra. Sling doesn’t carry local channels. Plus, it has limited cloud storage, and they charge for it. You also have to pay for CBS, and it’s not live. There were college football games I missed because of that. YouTube includes local channels, sports, all the major networks, and had unlimited cloud storage at no charge. Not only is YouTube about $25/month cheaper, if it goes down you are given a week free simply my emailing customer service. Also, the app will allow you set up recordings if you’re away from your TV. YouTube TV is far superior to Sling.
Left out
by Dreamy68 on 2019/02/12 14:48
I’m feeling kind of left out here. I’m on a strict income, and canceled my local cable company just to pay for internet. I was hoping to try this, but 40.00 a month is not great for someone like me that is living on social security. My family isn’t interested in using the family sharing, but even that is still expensive. I don’t watch sports. But it looks great for those here that can use it. All the best
Happy
by bonnlou on 2019/02/12 11:31
I’m thoroughly enjoying this app. Customer service is good and very responsive. I would like HGTV. Overall the best service and cost. Thank you.
Movie recordings are defective
by applecustomer1234xyz on 2019/02/12 05:15
February 11, 2019 update Amazon and Netflix work. YouTube TV does not. Keep getting “playback error“ Whatever that is. It says to “report this ID“ The space for the ID supposed to be is blank. Good work google *** For instance the last 20 minutes of the movie Trance have gaps and skips like a broken DVD. If you’re thinking of cutting the cord, I would be careful about using YouTube TV.
More Spanish channels
by LegendaryMexican on 2019/02/12 04:49
Please add more Spanish channels. There are over 50 million Hispanics living in the US, and yet YouTube tv has very few Spanish channels. Add Univision, unimas, galavision, etc... on a national level
Love the app
by WisperISP on 2019/02/12 04:46
Still kind of clunky in some areas of the interface, but love the Channels.
General
by Sam Bash on 2019/02/12 04:45
Everything looks fine. But never mentioned how much it cost after the free trial
DVR glitches
by Buikes on 2019/02/12 02:27
So far I have been pretty happy with this service. The major problem I have is when I’m watching a DVR show, about 3/4 through the show starts over, but the sound continues with the last 1/4. There’s no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. I also would love if PBS was an offered channel.
Mc
by mc:; on 2019/02/12 02:01
Everyone should have YouTV it is the best view TV I have ever seen.
A joke sometimes
by Chelsealynn7 on 2019/02/12 00:46
Loved it at first but how much buffering can u take. I just updated it and 10 min later I’m looking at it buffer. That is on my phone On my Xbox- it just stops working 2-3 times a night and goes back to the home screen LOVE THAT IM PAYING FOR SOMETHING THAT ONLY WORKES HALF THE TIME After hockey is done I’ll find something else
As I get used to it there are some issues
by Peeps210 on 2019/02/11 22:35
As other reviews have said the commercials get longer and longer. Also, no way to fast forward easily. I also wish I could see that was coming on later, like a guide that you can look forward. The service is over all pretty good, just some small inconveniences in the grand scheme.
No regrets
by Sheiglah on 2019/02/11 21:02
Switched about 1 year ago and it is terrific. The only problem I have is that I need to clear out from memory each time to bring up a new program on my iPad. Not an issue on Apple TV version. Yes, there are some features I would like such as being able to specify which channel to record on so I won't get all the old reruns recorded. But given the savings still worth five stars
Bad
by Asapvince87 on 2019/02/11 18:46
I want to cancel this for sure, since I deleted the app
You Tube TV is great.
by Smittyll on 2019/02/11 18:16
I’ve had You Tube TV for about two months now and I really like it. What I like most is how you store favorite movies and TV shows in the Library. Please try I know you will like it.
Not happy
by flakye on 2019/02/11 17:48
There is so much buffering its unbelievable. And the issue is not with my internet connection. I only experience this buffering issue on youtubetv. I can’t enjoy any programs.
Nice App
by MobileStyle on 2019/02/11 17:43
But no NFL Network. I don’t understand why they don’t have the NFL network.
Too much adverts discourage watching
by Sediujay on 2019/02/11 17:13
I really support the review above when we paid a lot and you didn’t allow us to enjoy the programs because of advert It’s better you make adjustment on these adverts because it’s too much and it frustrating Particularly when am watching wwe wrestling u will just block it with adverts and you will not show the missing part that we didn’t see The adverts which you can do after each fights..so I belief you can really amends it
Has potential but video degradation is bad
by JeromyH on 2019/02/11 17:00
I currently use the Google Fiber 1G service and actively monitor my internet speeds. I consistently sit around 300-400 Mbps during normal usage and I find that my Youtube TV stream either buffers or degrades the quality a lot. I am hopeful that this is just a growing pain which will be resolved sooner rather than later. But if this continues long term I don’t think it is a viable replacement for cable.
Needs improvement
by Ukchaaaa on 2019/02/11 15:31
Firstly it is very reasonably priced which is a big plus. I watch a lot of sports and find rewinding the play is very hit and miss .The inability to clear recorded history should be corrected.Not being able for eg to record a whole season of Formula 1 racing I still have to select individual races at different venues which are sometimes on different channels. Viewing more than what the next show after the present hour on the channel guide would be nice in planning an evening in.
Great option over cable or satellite TV!
by Ashley Hudson105 on 2019/02/11 15:30
I used to be a Sling subscriber but YouTube TV has them beat hands down. Easy to navigate, great screen options and local TV stations. What more can I say? It’s awesome if you’re not a TV addict. Otherwise go for the much more expensive satellite or cable.
Missing Discovery Network Channels
by mecarpenteraz on 2019/02/11 14:35
The service works fine and I like the user interface. However, I am going to opt with a service that has more of the channels I watch. Discovery, TLC, A&E, and ID are not on the service.
This is the future.
by Mr. Muzik on 2019/02/11 13:13
I love this app. I have my TV with me wherever I go which has been a lifesaver with college sports. Where else are you going to find cable and a DVR for this price? It isn't the greatest for kids' option, but I have other streaming apps that take care of that. Just a really solid app that is really easy to and convenient.
Misleading
by KupunaKane on 2019/02/11 12:36
Supposed to be trial offer, responded to advertisement for $11.99. Set up and account charged $29.99 and mention of trial. Canceling immediately.
Great
by glynnrabun on 2019/02/11 09:57
Better than satellite
Good but is it worth it?
by Kent Coleman on 2019/02/11 07:09
YouTube TV can be an easy yes or a difficult no depending on what you’re use to getting out of your television. I think if you’re a big sports fan and are wanting to cut the cord than you should definitely get it. But how does it appeal to people less interested in sports? It does that by offering slightly more content than Netflix for 4x the price. The main difference is you have DVR and can watch shows live but I have a hard time feeling like the service is worth it. Better than satellite and cable? Definitely. Better than paying for Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime (which would be less $ than YouTube tv); I’m not sure it is.
Really Great
by Locoaztec on 2019/02/11 05:20
This app is great for those on the go and travel a lot. Being a sports guy it is nice to watch the games and then pause them if you get busy. Then be able to watch them from where you left off. Very user friendly. Thanks YouTube TV
Not worth $5.00 let alone $40 a month!
by supershows on 2019/02/11 05:09
Commercial city. Very limited movies. Advises you to set your pretend DVR.
Smokes The Rest
by Elbee1955 on 2019/02/11 04:34
After having tried them all, cable, going off grid with hdtv antenna, Sling Box etc., I thought I’d give YouTube TV a try. Unlimited DVR, a great selection of channels and a greater sense of viewing freedom has given me renewed hope in viewing choices. Keep it up YouTube TV, we are highly satisfied.
Controls for Apple TV are awful.
by Nddiesel9 on 2019/02/11 04:30
I love it for my phone and computer but it’s very hard to use on my Apple TV. Fast forwarding through commercials is such a pain and not intuitive at all. Please fix the remote so it’s easier to pause, rewind and fast forward. Also make it easier to get rid of the progress bar as well.
Lies
by darquanda on 2019/02/11 04:23
I downloaded this to try it since I haven’t have TV for about a year. And I’m in the market for some tv. Tell why it tried to charge me $39.99 right away when it said free for a month. Tell me why. K bye. Delete!
Commercials are so loud
by Only one complaint.... on 2019/02/11 03:19
Watching a drama or comedy- then BOOM HOLY BALLS LOUD COMMERCIAL. LOUD NOISES EVERYWHERE!!! Then tv show comes back on. After we’ve turned the volume way down, now way back up, then BOOM ANOTHER LOUD COMMERCIAL. “A million little things” new show on ABC. Watch it on YouTubeTV. Just be ware, the commercials will make your neighbors think you’re having a kegger.
User Interface stuck in the early 2000’s
by 9th-Try on 2019/02/11 02:54
Particularly wrt Apple TV. Once a program is selected and streaming, five stars. Finally they’ve fixed their server overload issues.
Love it!
by Robert mccay on 2019/02/11 02:39
Ive tried most of the live TV streaming apps but this one is the best hands down
Great concept, not so great execution.
by SOTY10 on 2019/02/11 01:23
I love YouTube TV. I think it’s great! I don’t love the app. For some reason the app won’t play full episodes of shows and started them over about halfway through. I don’t have this issue on my TV or PC, only on the app :/
Top Notch
by charlestoncardcollector on 2019/02/11 00:47
I’ve tried them all. I like YT TV the best but they need to add the ability to advance 10 seconds a lot easier. Advancing through commercials when watching a DVR’d program isn’t easy, it’s the biggest thing they need to address. Otherwise fantastic.
Great - but could use one more thing
by Jman.schlum on 2019/02/11 00:09
I absolutely love YouTube TV and the AppStore app. The functionality is amazing and everything I could ask for. To make the app absolutely flawless, however, I would like a way to turn my iPhone into a sort of remote to control what’s playing on my LG TV’s YouTube TV app, sort of like how I can do on Spotify. It would be much easier to use instead of my TV remote. Also, please add the AAF teams to the recording options. I’d like to be able to record the Atlanta Legends games ASAP.
So far so good!
by Mommamcguire on 2019/02/10 23:17
I’ve been waiting a long time for YouTube tv to come to our area. Now that it finally has, we can save over $100/month by cancelling our cable. I figure they’ll work out the glitchy stuff as the app gains more popularity.
>>>>>>>better than dish!
by goobertrooper on 2019/02/10 23:15
Cheaper, portable, great customer service!
I hate YouTube TV
by Dumb Oscar on 2019/02/10 23:01
I hate the way you have to navigate to find what you want to watch. It’s so confusing. It’s not worth it. It’s very primitive. Once they get things worked out maybe it will be worth it. It’s terrible!!
Not for all countries
by nawa star on 2019/02/10 17:43
Please make it available in iraq 😢
Please Add Bein Sports
by Noor S. Abbas on 2019/02/10 17:00
Please add bein sports channels
Soooo many commercials
by consumer.whore83 on 2019/02/10 04:18
Way too many commercials for so much money. And may the gods help you if you get stuck in a commercial loop from trying to rewind. No thanks.
location services required or they lock u out without warning
by Mark44455 on 2019/02/10 03:16
you need to enable location services on all devices using your account or these geniuses lock you out eventually without warning and without proper instructions about how to fix the problem. bad user experience.
Comcast with you tube tv
by Tamlyn71 on 2019/02/09 22:26
I’ve been very happy since our switch last fall!
Convenience in your pocket.
by Ramesh B. on 2019/02/09 21:29
I can get to my favorite TV channels, broadcast or recorded, wherever & whenever I want!
Everything
by Brooke Merry on 2019/02/09 18:38
It literally has every channel i could ask for as a 20 year old male in college never had a problem with it in any way shape or form
Reliable and more functional than other services
by Cookuofu17 on 2019/02/09 16:28
This is great and the unlimited DVR is awesome. So much better than cable and there is no contract. I feel like the commercials are a little too much though. For $42 a month (with tax) I would think there wouldn’t be so many commercials. It feels a little like downloading a free app on your phone that has too many adds...
Youtube TV Commercials
by @cKrAmerica on 2019/02/09 16:09
Paying $40/month and having this amount of commercials is why I gave 1 star. If Youtube reduced the number if commercials it would be much better, or remove them altogether for paid subscription. Also, glitches happen alot to make you watch several commercial breaks in a row- not my idea of fun. My advice: remove the commercials and it’s a 5 star rating.
Thanks
by Borgnine Eleven on 2019/02/09 15:45
Good
Well worth it
by Ramher_Jamher on 2019/02/09 15:25
Streams very well from mobile and easily connects to capable streaming devices. Love that I can add shows to my recordings directly from my phone. The selection is great, it has every channel I could really want and hits on the major broadcasters and many sports. It’s also nice that it includes local channels so you don’t have to swap to an antenna. I’ve used Sling and PSVue in the past and I feel like YoutubeTV has more/better content for the price. My only complaint is that the live menu does not work on mobile like a traditional cable grid, so you can see the channel and what is currently playing but can’t look at what’s coming up next and hours ahead. This issue only is for mobile though, on a TV app it works just fine. Would recommend you try out this streaming option if you’re trying to decide. Almost forgot that you can add up to 5 people to the account as long as they have gmail, so great to share with family.
Months and still no fix for 240p drop
by MTShipp on 2019/02/09 14:06
Worked with support months ago because the app keeps dropping down to 240p even on a 50/5 connection. Manually set to 720p, change channel, drops to 240p. Was told it was known and being fixed. Several updates later, still not. Update: discovered that “watched” is now broken also.
Could be best way to watch TV ever!!
by prodiigy777 on 2019/02/09 13:26
Amazing streaming app! Has great quality and way cheaper price than satellite or cable. Has all your locals plus main channels. Love that you can easily record all your shows. But the reason my easily 5 star rating drops them down to a 2 star is due to the fact that they advertise unlimited memory for recording your shows. But at the same time they automatically delete your recordings. Something I recorded should not be deleted unless I delete it myself. This problem causes me to have to use a different service to catch up on my episodes that I already recorded but YouTube TV deletes them after a set time, due to agreements with certain channels. For example why CBS always forces you to watch recordings.
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.
I love Youtube TV
by narekloryan on 2019/02/09 12:20
Unlimited DVR is amazing , channels streaming is cool , everything is fine . BUT there is no HBO is Los Angeles we don’t have a the CW thats bad , please add new channels
Charging a Free trial
by Ewett on 2019/02/09 03:57
This Youtube tv Charge me $39.99 for a free trial which I cancelled the second day of the week trial period No good Bad trial test 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
What the Fee
by mcbowler on 2019/02/09 03:11
I was told there was one month free... but I was charged the day after I downloaded.
Worked good until 1 week ago
by Nfilly on 2019/02/09 03:03
iPhone 8 plus used to process and stream great. Stopped working after a believed update. Samsung notebook streams fine thru chrome. Something has unfortunately changed with the app thru apple products. Hopefully a fix comes soon.
Mobile vs Home
by Crackhouse44 on 2019/02/09 00:04
So far mobile app has been awesome. Home a little disappointing lately. Seems like all it does is buffer lately. We have a 600 MHz Internet circuit so there’s no reason it should buffer but it continues to constantly actually thinking about leaving it doesn’t get corrected
No free trial
by PrinceFame25 on 2019/02/08 23:03
Where’s the free trial too even see if I wanna end up paying 40.00 a month! A 7 day trail or a 2 day trial would work too even make sure I’m able too even play the live tv with my home WiFi or phone network!!! Maybe it’s just me most things theses days give you a free trial!
Such a good alternative and easy to use!
by WickieWickie2021 on 2019/02/08 22:50
Easy to use, easy to understand, Great channel selection and affordable! We switched from cable and are saving over $140 a month. Unlimited DVR space is great. The ability to have different profiles is great since it begins to recommend shows based on what you watch and record. I have recommended YouTubeTv to everyone I talk to. My parents who are in their 70’s can use it and so can my in-laws who are afraid of change and technology. My in-laws haven’t called me once to help them use it!
Best Experience ever
by manuelenriqueguillen on 2019/02/08 17:23
So far I enjoy YouTube Tv is perfect for me!
Cords been cut
by Phstlane on 2019/02/08 13:53
I’ll never go back to cable. Picture quality is Awesome on my 4K TV. Sooo much better than AT&T Uverse I had for 8 years. Can’t say enough about YouTubeTV.
Horrible Support, Never using again
by SexyVon on 2019/02/08 08:01
As if it wasn’t bad enough that I’m paying money and setting this bs DVR to record my shows just to be forced to be bombarded with commercials anyway thats can’t be skipped. They sorry idiots built the app and service where it cuts you off, even after you’ve paid for the service if your location doesn’t match and to make matters worse they can’t even fix it. All they say is cancel through iTunes, request a refund and resubscribe. I tried it and all it did was tie up twice as much money for it to still not work. So I call again and all they can say is wait it out and try again. No thanks I’m good. If you weren’t smart enough to build an app that can update these things easily without hassles like this then you’re not worth spending my hard earned money on. Especially when my service was working just found for the past 4 months after my relocation to a different state in the same time zone.
We need the app running in the background
by MVICFALL on 2019/02/08 04:22
Great app, my all time favorite; just one request, we need the app to run in the background as well.
“U Tube Can’t Be Beat In Any Way!”
by Splash Artist on 2019/02/08 04:11
I Love My U Tube Television TV Channel! I Can Watch Any Form Of Channel 24/7! My Favorite is The National Geographic Channel. From Hunting Moose To Fishing King Salmon In The Kenia River. I’ve Been To Alaska Twice Myself And Loved Every Minutiae Of It! Thanks U Tube Channel For Taking Me Back To Alaska!
Really good
by Jjuiooiiu on 2019/02/07 23:47
Excellent app. User interface MUCH better than Netflix, apple video, Hulu, hbo etc. It’s similar to YouTube so you can tap multiple times to advance or rewind seconds or minutes depending on the number of times you quick tap. Cloud recording is a breeze. Intuitive. Multi device playback is flawless. Only thing I’ve noticed is occasionally the video quality drops and that has nothing to do with bandwidth. I don’t see that in any other apps. Overall - love it. Great way to cut the cord. 👍🏼👍🏼
Free trial not Free
by hndkdhkdovoemdhd on 2019/02/07 22:18
I got suckered into thinking a free trial was actually free. After 1 hour, I realized Youtube/Google wanted my location turned on or else I wouldn’t get my local channels. This includes my Roku box. So I canceled after 1 hour. At no time did Youtube/Google specify they needed access to my location. Well Apple went ahead and charged me anyway.
Doesn’t deliver Value
by Not taken it anymore on 2019/02/07 19:31
I primarily got this service to watch liveTV and sports on my AppleTV box. Unfortunately the video is constantly hanging and FF and REW thru a stored or paused stream causes all sorts of synch issues with audio and video. My CBSallaccess gets me enough live tv and HULU and netflix give me all the shows i need. Now that football season is over, I’m done. Maybe i’ll try again in a year
Great alternative; telling all my friends
by caseycoledoor on 2019/02/07 16:47
I’m one of those people who hasn’t had cable in a couple years and have just been continuously watching The Office and Parks & Rec on Netflix. I just recently signed up and this was the first year I could invite people over to watch the Super Bowl game (game was a bust but not YoutubeTV’s fault). I saved the day during a recent trip up north with my friends. Our Airbnb didn’t have the NFC and AFC Championship games and I was easily able to log on to my YoutubeTV account and watch it there. Also, if I wanted I could actually watch the local weather instead of looking at my phone. I love being able to add shows to my library and the app automatically downloads every episodes (on any channel). The unlimited DVR doesn’t cause me to get anxiety when deciding which episode of the Bachelor I need to delete (jk, I don’t watch that garbage). Anyways, I’ve been raving to my friends about YoutubeTV for the past 2 months. Wish I would’ve gotten on board a long time ago!
Commercials Stations & Price
by EarListener on 2019/02/07 08:18
I do not want to go back in time with the commercials. Stations are limited and not being added as fast as the beginning. Prices have went up. Commercials too loud as well. Episodes missing. No background play, yikes. You never find shows that are new coming out. Meh. Not feeling the value.
Love it!
by Erivas3 on 2019/02/07 06:13
I haven’t looked back since cutting cable. Like it much more now that Roku is supported. Was a bit tough with chrome cast bc I didn’t have a remote. It’s a bit easier to manage changing the channel, etc w Roku.
Cost
by kimbiebear on 2019/02/07 04:47
To pricey for the amount of commercials, cut the price in half and I’ll subscribe again.
Awesome
by serge sks on 2019/02/07 04:03
Better than cable
Not bad. Works well
by Delta421 on 2019/02/07 02:58
As the title says above, it works. It just lacks content or features that set it above Sling or Hulu services. The only reason to go with this over those is simply brand loyalty. Lacks content as well
Great value, reliable service
by seancook on 2019/02/06 20:56
I switched to YouTubeTV after 2 years with SlingTV. Love the unlimited DVR and all local affiliates of major networks. Only downside: missing some networks I loved and keep hoping they’ll get added... A&E, History, HGTV, Comedy Central.
Doesn’t support TV app
by squalamack on 2019/02/06 20:56
The on-demand content at least should integrate with the iOS / Apple TV app, which is my primary way of discovering shows that are available.
Commercials & Missing Episodes
by K8TO79 on 2018/12/18 06:41
I’ve been really excited to have an option other than cable for a while now. It started out positively strong, but as time has passed the service has changed. There seems to be more commercials now, when a year ago if you scheduled a recording commercials were not forced upon you like today. There are also some glitches where the round of commercials play twice, the app freezes and makes you watch the same commercials again when you resume watching or at the end of an episode there is a commercial break before the credits. Who wants to watch these before moving on?!? Additionally, if you set a recording, record a full season, in the middle of binge watching the recorded season there are missing episodes. There is no way to get the missing episodes through the app. Frustrating! Overall a better option than cable, but it would be nice to have some of these issues changed for an app that is paid for, plus the price has gone up about $5/mo in the last year.
Well worth it
by Ramher_Jamher on 2019/02/09 15:25
Streams very well from mobile and easily connects to capable streaming devices. Love that I can add shows to my recordings directly from my phone. The selection is great, it has every channel I could really want and hits on the major broadcasters and many sports. It’s also nice that it includes local channels so you don’t have to swap to an antenna. I’ve used Sling and PSVue in the past and I feel like YoutubeTV has more/better content for the price. My only complaint is that the live menu does not work on mobile like a traditional cable grid, so you can see the channel and what is currently playing but can’t look at what’s coming up next and hours ahead. This issue only is for mobile though, on a TV app it works just fine. Would recommend you try out this streaming option if you’re trying to decide. Almost forgot that you can add up to 5 people to the account as long as they have gmail, so great to share with family.
Pretty amazing technology, but seriously flawed
by sigbruner on 2019/01/11 21:03
I was hoping this app would suffice to replace my standard cable television, but unfortunately, I can’t watch an entire episode of anything without a video-killing bug ruining the whole thing. Specifically, about 3/4 of the way through a television series episode, the video glitches and odd things begin to happen: the audio track jumps to the beginning of the episode, the video freezes for a moment and then continues to play under the audio from the beginning. And then the advertisements! Oh goodness! For $50/month, I would expect fewer ads, but there they are every 10 minutes: 2 to 3 ads at a time. And guess what? When you have to close and re-open the app to find your place in the episode you were watching, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You try to track through to the spot where you left off. The episode starts to play, and then a series of ads immediately kicks in. Missed your spot? More ads. It is infuriating and app breaking. I am using a first-generation iPad Pro, for what it’s worth.
5 stars
by Artys069 on 2019/01/26 16:36
It’s honestly the best tv product I have purchased, I’ve been a member for about a yr. However, there are a few things I would love to see added: 1. When browsing through all the movies / series, you can not tell which movies or series you have already added to your library. After selecting the title, it will than show you have already added this to your library, rather than scrolling and selecting only what you need. 2. When you view what is being recorded or upcoming, it appears to be recording new episodes AND episodes I have already saved under my library. I wasn’t sure if this was a glitch, but it prevents a member from seeing what would be new and upcoming, rather than something that is already saved. Plus it only allows you to see 50, half of which you have already recorded and saved to your library.
Love it and won’t look back.
by Lazy loopsy lion on 2018/04/18 03:05
I have had YouTubeTV now for about 5 months and wish I would have made the change a long time ago. So happy to cut the cable and the outrageous monthly cost. I read some of these bad reviews and I don’t understand why people are having issues. I went out and purchased a few Roku’s for my tv’s and had them set up in less than 10 minutes. Now if I want to watch on my TV I just turn it on with my Roku remote and then click YouTubeTV and it connects right away and I don’t have to stream from my phone. I have found that most times I just lay in bed and watch my shows either live or from my library on my phone or IPad. I have yet to have any issues at all. I also love being able to be out and about and not miss any baseball or football games. Highly recommend this. Keep up the good work YouTubeTV.
Better than expected. Some UX problems.
by morethancode on 2019/02/01 17:54
I’ll start with the problems. When watching a show in full screen on an iPad, trying to multitask (by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the dock) more often than not causes the show to jump to a different point. This happens because the timeline at the bottom of the screen is too close to the bottom of the screen, so any touch near the bottom of the screen triggers a jump to that point in the timeline, even if you’re only trying to reveal the app dock. It took several occurrences of this until I figured out my my basketball game was rewinding 30 minutes. Please fix this issue, add some padding beneath the red timeline bar when in full screen. Other con: Sometimes the picture is blurry for no apparent reason. It usually sharpens after 3 minutes or so. You need more frequent bandwidth checks in the app. Netflix does a nice job of this for example. Now for the pros: It’s nice knowing that my games, shows, etc are being automatically recorded and I can start watching them from any device at any time. Often times I’ll start watching a basketball game 30 minutes after it starts. I like that I can start watching the game from the beginning even while it’s airing live. The recording suggestions are also helpful too.
YouTubeTV
by lonelydragonfly on 2018/01/05 16:22
PROS: you get your local channels, the staple channels such as ABC CBS NBC FOX etc. and a variety of sports channels. CONS: we have experienced CONSTANT problems despite the fact that we have high speed internet such as not being able to change channels because it will change on the phone but not on the TV and then no longer pulls up the TV to cast to so we are left to uninstall & reinstall the app EVERY time and programs not playing just to name a couple. Also not a very wide variety of channels to choose from. While you have options to choose from for sports, there's a deficiency to offer popular alternatives like possibly HGTV, GSN, Lifetime, Hallmark or any type of cooking channels. So when comparing pricing and channels offered with dish networks, it's really not worth the trouble to pay the same or comparable for less channels and less conveniences so I'm glad a free trial was offered to know what the service would be like before buying, although I've heard canceling is just as difficult.
Needs work
by jgrmsmith on 2018/10/05 12:21
Needs work When you hide channels that you don’t want to see but every now and then, you have to add them back to your list to watch them. Then I have to remove them again just so I can only see my regular channels that I use daily. Need a list of “your list” and a “view all”. Would also like to be able to set where I want it to open to. I’d like to set it to open Live TV because that’s what I use the most. But I have to wait for it to load then I have to change it to Live and wait again. Would also like to be able to view the evening lineup by swiping down the timeline. It’s 6pm but I just want to see what’s on at 9. I have to leave my view and go to the channel. I should just be able to swipe down to 9. If I like it set a reminder to come back and watch at 9. I want to be able to see all channels at once at 9, not click each individual channel to see 9. Thanks!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Very Pleased
by J Hartz on 2018/10/29 14:54
I definitely love this app, I think it’s a better option than cable and much less expensive. The only improvement I’d like to see is a better way to skip forward while watching longer programs on the Apple TV platform. The issue is there’s no 15 second fast forward while watching shows using the Apple TV remote and this happens to be a problem because if you are trying to slide your finger forward during commercials you tend to over shoot your mark quite easily. I’ve noticed when I’m using other programs, such as Netflix, the Apple TV remote has a 15 second fast forward option by simply placing your finger at the bottom right or bottom left part of the trackpad on the remote. Other than that it’s a great way to watch TV and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Great concept, not perfect
by b-freakin-anca on 2017/11/03 01:31
I was super excited to download this free trial to watch the World Series. I think this has super great potential. However… In order to watch a show on your TV, you have to screen share from your Apple device. So that means… First, that anytime you want to use Siri to talk to text, your show will end. Next, every time I try to watch a show on-demand and it gets to commercials, it automatically crashes. That makes me have to completely close the app and restart it. Very annoying. Last, if I’m trying to browse the web while I’m watching a show, certain sites will make the show crash as well. I tend to multitask a lot while watching TV, so these are relevant problems for me. If you can handle watching TV without being on your phone and letting your phone do its thing while it broadcasts a show, you should have no issues.
Best Service I've Used
by sspediacci on 2018/01/23 19:40
The most feature and content rich service available for the money. Hands down. My roommates and I all share access to the service and each person (+ significant others) are added as "family" members. Everyone has their own log in and ability to record shows without conflict. It's amazing. That's $35 divided by 6 people who all have their own set up! I have a Chromecast and a Google Home Mini set up, which is useful for controlling the TV. If I know what I want to watch, I can tell the Google Mini the show, movie, or channel to throw on. I can also tell it to pause, rewind, or fast forward. What I'm trying to say is that I've tried other services and nothing even remotely competee from my perspective.
Disappointed
by NikkiCruz1980 on 2019/01/01 03:31
I am sorry that I won’t be returning as a customer. While I did actually really like the service provided (when I actually got the service) I think you need a better system in place for people that move. I think it is not worth the headache that I have gotten when not once, but twice I have to request a refund due to home area restrictions that cannot be resolved without unsubscribing and going back and resubscribing. Then when you resubscribe and download the app, you get the same error message about limited access (which actually means no access) and have to do the whole refund process over again. This is something that you guys should look into in the future. I’m just one subscription lost due to this. Not a big deal for you. But it’s a big deal to me just because of my time and effort wasted alone. Hope this doesn’t start happening to more people and you start losing more subscribers!
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent App! Video quality can be better.
by Brotha J.D on 2018/01/04 13:40
Overall, I enjoy this app. I’ve recently deleted my DirectTV app and my NBA LEAGUE PASS app because YouTubeTV has improved its video playback quality. This app has all the channels I watch, as well as it’s very organized and intuitive. I’m able to quickly navigate to my favorite shows in a matter of seconds. I also love the fact that YouTubeTV automatically record the shows for you. The only improvement I-so-eagerly request is the continuous effort to make video quality better on sport programs. Sports as in soccer, basketball, football etc is very fast and so they’re often glitches and hesitations trying to keep up with the fast speed. Once they’re able to fix this problem - it will have no competitors (especially for sport fans).
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.
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?
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.
Pretty good
by sjcsmp03 on 2018/09/14 00:56
Got rid of cable have had this for almost a year. It’s nice because it gives you the option to watch most shows on demand but it’s stepping back in time with all the ads. Some shows you can fast forward - although that feature is horrible - however the new shows you’re stuck watching ads. It’s not ending up to be that much less than cable or dish with the upgraded internet so for the money....I wish it was a tad more sophisticated. I feel like I stepped down - down in price and also down in quality from cable/dish. That said...I probably won’t go back to cable or dish...I’ll just keep hoping this gets better and the price doesn’t go up. If the price were to increase on here I’d be calling back direct TV the next day.
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.
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.
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.
Three big problems...
by Card flounder on 2018/05/21 00:38
I would give this five stars, EXCEPT for three big issues that each deduct a star in my book: 1-On live TV, there's no easy way to see what's up next. If it's 4:58 the app does not show what's up at 5:00 on the channel line up, you have to wait until 5:00. 2-Ads. When watching recorded shoes in my library, I cannot FF, I must sit thru several ads, even though I'm paying for this service. 3-Clunky navigation. For instance, I hit the 15-sec rewind to hear a line I missed, and the app started a new set of commercials. Or sometimes I attempt to go forward or back 15-secs, but because the controls are so tight it selects the"next show" function and I have to go through a whole chain of laborious steps to finally get back where I was. Correct these three and you'll get your five-stars.
Issues With Movies & Shows Restarting At The End
by Eric Kretz on 2018/09/03 12:23
While I do enjoy the live tv aspects of this app and the channel selection, there seems to be a glitch which will restart a movie or program that’s not live towards the end of whatever you are watching. I just spent an hour and a half watching a movie and never got to see the last 10 minutes of it because it restarted at the beginning and you can’t go back to the ending! Please help because this makes watching anything else other than live tv on this app rather pointless. UPDATE: As of the last 2 days all of a sudden nothing will play off the app on my iPad. The buffering wheel just keeps spinning. I’ve tried resetting everything and it still doesn’t work.
No help available
by I.Que.2 on 2018/08/31 09:29
I’ve had this lovely service for at least six months. My family and I enjoyed it and never had any issues. Within a months time my husband, son and father in law couldn’t log in. I contacted the ONLY department they could help and they gave me password reset info????? The app kept asking showing them the “Already a member” page and my poor father in law made the mistake of charging it on his account(I’m sure that’s what the developers want). Then it finally happened to me, now I’m kicked out of the app. I’ve tried to cancel the subscription,, renew the subscription, add my family group, delete the family group. And now I’m receiving an error message. There’s still NO HELP AVAILABLE. Oh, unless you need your password reset....which I don’t. I’m not sure if the app crashed but I’m very unhappy.
Thank you Google!
by acemanawc on 2018/09/14 00:01
Finally, you have implemented full screen support for the iPhone X. The timing is suspicious since Apple had their big show yesterday to introduce the latest iPhone Xs and Xs Max. I’ve been harping on this since November last year and it finally is a blessing that you finally added this feature. So Thank you so much! Now to get 5 stars, I was hoping you can add a button or shortcut so that I can channel “back n forth” or “flip back in forth” between 2 channels quickly. Currently while using app I do not see a quick way of flipping between 2 channels. This would come in very handy when watching two live sports events at the same time. Thank you again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
More Channel Options Needed
by Roxie2018! on 2018/11/05 10:48
Enjoy using this app. It’s my only tv provider. Allows me to record shows, start the show from where it is live (if I started watching late) or watch from the beginning, prioritize my channels in a list, start from the where I stopped watching the show, when I switch from my phone to my tablet and some other features. My only gripe is the channel selection. None of the Discovery Network channels are available. No Comedy Central. No A&E. None of the Nickelodeon channels. None of the History Channels. Maybe they are available in other areas but definitely not in mine. I requested the channels a few months ago but nothing has changed. That’s a drawback but otherwise, great app.
Non-iOS friendly interface
by Egestrada42 on 2018/03/30 19:27
I cannot interact with my account with an iOS device. When attempting to manage my membership on internet explorer i get a message that states to open with firefox or google chrome. I tried opening chrome on my iPad and there is no way to manage it there either. I have to use a windows machine running a chrome we browser to make any changes. The inability to manage my membership with an iOS device really put a damper on the entire experience. Non sure how this can be changed but even on a chrome web browser on an iOS device will not work. Please advise. Do i really need to keep my windows machine?
Such great potential
by Nickatgt on 2019/01/17 23:44
We’ve been using YouTubeTV for about 5 months now and I’m convinced that this is what TV should look like. It seems to get better with each release. Just like cable there are a lot of things that I’d never watch and some that I wish I had. I’d love to have the Viacom programs (HGTV, Discovery, Food, etc). HBO would be nice but all of these are a cost vs value decision. One area that needs to be addressed is navigating through programs, the UI is not intuitive. I’d like to be able to skip over commercials and have a good way to navigate within the program. Still it has allowed me to cut the cord while keeping my wife happy. Overall a victory.
The Best!
by L&JRote on 2018/09/04 00:57
We are immensely pleased with YouTubeTV...I only regret we didn’t get it earlier. We’ve had it for over a month now and it is so much better than we expected. We live in a rural area, only have ADSL...not high speed. It has worked faultlessly for us...no downtime, no issues. We love the ability to start a program at the beginning if we start watching it late and being able to record shows to watch later. We also love being able to watch on our iPad or laptop if we aren’t able to be near the TV. It’s everything we wanted and more. Thank you to the developers!
Long recordings have issues
by onehndbkhnd on 2018/08/18 03:09
Overall, the experience is great. My area for improvement is recording long length programs. For me it is 8-10hr long Tennis Channel programs. I need to be able to go to the beginning of the recording while the program is still recording. In every situation that this occurs, the first few hours get clipped and I can’t watch the entire program from the beginning until a day after the program airs, at which the programming has gotten stale, since it is live sports coverage. I’ve made multiple requests that this be fixed. Customer support is good at contacting me, but they have not yet fixed the problem.
difficult to cancel!
by LeGoose33 on 2017/10/21 13:04
The service doesn’t work while I’m traveling (disappointing but not the reason for the 1 star). As I travel a lot and that was the main reason I wanted to try it, I am trying to cancel. What really upset me is that it’s difficult to cancel. The app itself has a link that says “cancel membership” but when you press it I get the message “please see Apple’s instructions for subscription management”. Of course I can’t find Apple’s subscription management on my iPad and I need to go find a computer somewhere and try to figure this out. What a hassle and a waste of life! I bought this on the iPad and should be able to easily cancel. Now I’m a hostage and I can’t help but think it’s intentional or incompetence. In any case, I don’t like it and I’m not coming back anytime soon! (assuming I ever figure out how to cancel!)
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