Best Ways How To Record TV Shows On YouTube TV In 2023

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YouTube TV is an incredible platform that offers a rich library of content for people of all ages. You can watch sports, and popular TV shows including Killing Eve, Savage Kingdom, and Friday Night In with The Morgans on the platform.

However, there are times when you cannot watch the sport or the TV show live because of other commitments. But it is not a problem as YouTube allows you to record these shows. And in this piece, we will let you know exactly how to record on YouTube TV. So, let’s get to it.

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How Does YouTube TV Recording Work?

YouTube TV allows users to record their favorite shows and it does not even require space on the streaming device. When you record a particular show, the upcoming episodes will start to be stored in the library.

Because the YouTube library is a cloud, it does not matter whether the streaming device has enough space. The recorded shows will remain in the library for nine months before disappearing. 

It must be noted that you cannot record individual episodes on YouTube TV. But it is not a problem because there is no concern about the shortage of space.

Once the episodes are stored in the library, users can access them from anywhere and on any of the connected devices. All you need is a capable internet function to stream these saved videos on your devices.

How To Record On YouTube TV?

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The process to record YouTube TV is very simple but the steps vary on different devices. Let’s take a look at each of them.

How To Record on YouTube TV On iPhone

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To record YouTube TV on iPhone, follow these steps;

  • Open the YouTube TV application on the iPhone and Sign in to it.
  • Type the name of a TV show or sporting event that you want to record in the “search box”.
  • Find the TV show or sporting event from the list.
  • Tap on the “+” icon, right beneath the poster of the TV show to add that to the library.
  • Go to the library and check whether the show has been added. If not, repeat the same steps.  

How To Record On YouTube TV Using Firestick

In order to record YouTube TV on Firestick, you have to;

  • Open the YouTube TV application Firestick and sign into it.
  • Find the “search” icon in the interface which is displayed at the top right side of the screen.
  • Type the name of a TV show or a sports event in the search bar. It will display a list of shows that are relevant to the search query.
  • Find the TV show that you are looking to record and click on it.
  • It will reveal the details of the TV show. Right beneath its name at the top left side of the screen, there will be a “+ Add to library” icon.
  • Click on it to record the upcoming episodes of the TV show in the library.  

How To Record On YouTube TV Using Roku

You can record YouTube TV on Roku by following these steps;

  • Set up the YouTube TV application on a Roku device and sign in to it.
  • Navigate to the “search button” and click on it. 
  • Type in the name of the TV show that you want to record and select it from the displayed list.
  • Click on the “+” button, to add a TV show to the library.
  • Go to the library and tap on “NEW IN YOUR LIBRARY” at the top left side of the screen.
  • This is where the recorded episodes of the TV show will show up.

How To Record On YouTube TV Without Commercials

Subscribing to YouTube Premium is an option to reduce ads on recorded content but it does not remove all the ads. You will see the ads if you record something from live channels.

However, once the content is aired and stored in the library, users can fast-forward the ads in most cases. Unfortunately, there are no other ways to avoid ads, neither in live TV nor in recorded content. 

How To Record Live Shows On YouTube TV?

To record a Live Show on YouTube TV, you have to;

  • Open the YouTube TV application on the streaming device.
  • Tap on the Live category at the center of the screen.
  • Open the Live Show that you want to record and tap on the “+” icon.
  • If you want to record a particular TV show that streams on a live channel, open the channel.
  • It will show all the programs with their air time. Find the TV show that you want to record, and tap on the “+” icon.
  • Go to the library to check whether the TV show has been added, if not, repeat the mentioned steps.

How To Record Live Sports On YouTube TV?

The steps to record live sports on YouTube TV are the same as recording any TV show. You have to;

  • Open the YouTube TV application and click on the search icon.
  • Type in the name of the sporting event that you want to record and find it from the displayed list.
  • Click on it followed by a tap on the “+” icon underneath the poster of a particular sporting event.
  • Go to the library and check whether the sporting event has been added. 

How To Watch YouTube TV Recordings?

How To Watch YouTube TV Recordings

You can watch YouTube TV recordings by accessing the library. To do that, you have to;

  • Open the YouTube TV application and navigate to “Library”
  • It will show you all the shows that you have recorded.
  • You can either search for a particular show from the search bar or find it from the categories displayed on the left side of the screen. 

How To Delete Recordings On YouTube TV?

Although YouTube TV DVR offers unlimited storage, it is better to declutter it once you have binge-watched a particular show. To remove a recording from YouTube TV, you have to;

  • Open YouTube TV and Navigate to “Library”
  • Find the show that you want to delete via the search bar or category displayed on the left side of the screen.
  • Uncheck the “add to library” option to remove it from the library.
  • You can get this option by clicking on the “three dots” on the desktop and smartphones.
  • Tap on more options if you are using Roku or another streaming device to unmark the ‘add to library option” to remove it from the library. 

What Benefits Do YouTube TV’s DVR Offer?

Subscribing to YouTube TV’s DVR will offer a number of advantages. The most important of them is probably the unlimited storage which can be accessed from all the devices.

You can log into YouTube TV from any streaming device to access the library that you have recorded. Furthermore, the content stays in storage for nine months which is enough to let you binge-watch your favorite shows. Some other benefits of using YouTube TV’s DVR include;

1. Access To Live TV 

Users that have cut the cord but miss the live TV can subscribe to YouTube TV DVR to stream their favorite channels. Popular networks on YouTube Live TV include ABC, FOX, NBC, TNT, HGTV, and Univision.

2. Does Not Require Space on Streaming Devices

Probably the best feature of YouTube TV’s DVR is that it uses the cloud instead of the storage of the streaming device. Users do not have to worry about running short on storage on their streaming devices while recording a TV show or a sporting event.

3. All-Time Access

Because YouTube TV DVR uses a cloud, it means that recordings are saved on a virtual server. It allows the users to access the recorded content from all devices at any time. All you need is a working internet connection to stream the media from the library.

Furthermore, the library will be available to all users of a particular account which means you do not have to share the screen while watching a TV show or sporting event.

Key Takeaway

YouTube TV is an excellent platform for users who miss their cables. It offers a rich library of entertainment, news, and sports channels. And the best part about it is that everything on it can be recorded on unlimited cloud storage.

All you need is a stable internet connection to access the recording from all devices at all times. We hope this piece has been helpful. 

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