Best option but still needs some features 4/5
I’ve enjoyed using YouTube TV on my iPhone 7+ quite a bit. I often turn on a movie or show just to listen to the audio while driving to work rather than listening to the radio. The unlimited DVR is what sets this service apart from all others. It allows me to record most everything on television that I’m interested in and watch at any point in time. With unlimited DVR you essentially have an archive of every broadcasted show available forever. YouTube TV is a long-term game changer!
There are 2 major issues I’ve discovered that need updating before taking this service to a “must have” and that is casting functionality and programming changes.
I’ve noticed many times that when I attempt to pause a show while casting to the chrome cast that it doesn’t pause. Can be very frustrating when you need to take care of something in the middle of watching a program. I’m excited for the launch of dedicated apps on Roku and Apple TV as I hope the experience is streamlined. Casting my eventually die but I hope these issues don’t translate to the apps.
Also, there are many times that a program/sporting event with go into overtime or run long. Because the guide doesn’t change dynamically I’ve often went to watch a show that is not there because it is airing a run-over program. And because the next program afterward wasn’t set to my favorites the original show I intended to record wasn’t there.
Lastly, I would love to see more networks added to this service to make this a 100% must have.
Needs options 2/5
I need an option to set a home location so I can watch in another state also I want to watch over seas but can't do that so this is a pos!
System is a mess 1/5
Not recommended. Won't allow cancellation for iOS browser. Won't Give me local live tv and won't connect to my home area because I made the mistake of not knowing that I could not sign up on vacation. Used my location services and completely ignored my activity history and billing address. Now I'm stuck with a service I can't cancel.
Great app 5/5
Smooth, elegant design. Faster than any settop box tv interface.
Apple TV please 5/5
I love you tube tv. Easy to use. Can you put in Apple TV please. And when can we get CNN
Enjoying YouTube TV 4/5
1. Relatively inexpensive
2. Great functionality
3. Streams wonderfully
Seems to be fantastic 2/5
By Wassup peeps
My last review I gave a five. Now I give it a two. I love the selection of channels and the ability to record shows but now during playback of shows I cannot forward through commercials. I don’t like that it chooses which commercials to show me but more important than that I cannot avoid the commercials without leaving the room or muting the TV. If this doesn’t change I’m leaving the app. Paying $35 a month should eliminate the 2:09 ads 5 times a show.
Still under review... 2/5
The app is easy to navigate and use. My biggest complaint is using it with Apple play. The sounds goes off in the middle of a movie. I love the idea but not the performance us by my Apple TV.
Love love love 5/5
Home internet isn't available where I live but this app works great with my cellular service 😁 Im a happy customer! If I had 2 wishes they'd be all channels streaming live and a few more, but for now I'm pleased 😁
Good in some ways, but then totally frustrating 3/5
I like that you are able to choose programs to record and that it will then automatically let you play any previously aired episodes for the current season. I love that I don't have to deal with pixelation or other loss of signal issues like with my over-the-air antenna. BUT, the app constantly loses its connection to/from my phone and Chromecast so when I want to rewind or fast forward, I'm left scrambling because I hit pause or any other button nothing happens on my tv (the app on the phone makes it look like it's working fine). You either have to disconnect and reconnect the app from your Chromecast before it will work (and cross your fingers it doesn't start your program over from the beginning like it did to me twice today with a 2 hour long show), or you can try closing the app on your phone and reopening it and hopefully it reestablishes the connection. I would also change the 15 second forward to a 30 second fast forward so I can more quickly get through long commercial breaks (but keep the rewind shorter, like 10 seconds, in case you accidentally overshoot commercials using FF).
Casting issues 1/5
By casting issues
Able to cast only the 1st time after downloading the app
Good but could be better 2/5
For some reason the casting button disappears every day on my iPhone and I have to delete the app and load it again. Please put this app on Roku so I can control from there. Thank you!
best in class 5/5
- youtube tv
- ps vue
- sling tv now
- hulu tv
- direct tv now
Not available to me?? 1/5
How is it not available to me? It’s the freaking internet
What network stations 1/5
Prime time TV is almost nonexistent.
You go to install the app and they ask you to get started BUT they don’t even tell you it costs $40/month. If it was more up front I would have considered keeping it , but to just charge people like that and not be up front is shady.
Little confusing 3/5
You should simplify this app
Didn’t Work 1/5
I Tried to Try it the app for free but it said I couldn’t because of where I lived😳😫
It’s worth it 4/5
It’s worth the $35 a month considering the competitors but it got confusing to setup family and the User interface isn’t as user friendly as I hoped. Everything is good about it but the confusion it provides at times. S
It could work 3/5
I like the app and the streaming worked well, however, I feel that you need to offer either different packages or individual channels. I ended up cancelling my subscription because I'm not really into watching sports all that much and there was like 10 plus sports channels that were a complete waste to me. I liked having several news channels available, including local, and some other programming like the CW, is essentially indispensable to me, but I don't need the sports channels and I felt like for the pricing structure I was losing out on a whole lot because of the sports channels I don't need. If you offered several package options, like a family plan, a sports plan, a news only plan, etc... and offered different pricing tiers I feel that you may draw more users. Bring the pricing down to $30 or less per month and it could be a good deal. Otherwise, I'll stick with Netflix only.
Pay attention to! 2/5
By Genesis - Revelation
I downloaded the app to see how it works. A week later it charged me $39,00 without asking and to be honest, I don't remember agree with any subscribe.
Great app and service 5/5
By Wizzy Dizzy
I love using this app. No problems here.
The ultimate sell-out betrayal 1/5
Just what YouTube needs... to become an OTT cable network to be even more beholden to corporations, compounded by corporate censorship via ads a-la Jimmy Kimmel / Casey Neistat situation and horrible flagging, strikes and algorithms.
YouTube TV won’t re-pair with Roku stick 1/5
Once the Roku stick is paired everything plays fine. Disconnect the Roku stick, exit the YouTube TV app, return to the app and now the icon for pairing has disappeared. Icon to pair with Apple TV is still there. I’ve even tried removing app and reinstalling and Roku pairing reappears, pairs fine, and once disconnected, disappears again. I would love You Tube TV over Sling TV because I get CBS, but having to reinstall the app every time in order to pair is not doable. They need to develop an app for Roku or just use through Apple TV. That platform seems stable.
Its pretty pointless if your area is not compatible with youtube TV... it dosent make much sense, why advertise something that isnt even fully complete??? NEEDS WORK!
Tough Review 2/5
Here's the short of it: I love U-Tube TV! This is the best value in live streaming TV bar none. Period.
Here's what's killing me: The app and operation of the service is loaded with quirks and maddening "bugga boos".
I'm willing to bear up with the quirks because the value proposition is so good. But, guys, eventually someone is going to eat your lunch if you don't improve the quality of the service!
11/19 - After three or four months as a subscriber, I’ve downgraded my rating to two stars from four. I love this service, but the abysmal iPhone operation in connection with the Chromecast device has started grating on my patience. I understand a native app for Apple TV is in the works. However unless it’s backward compatible with Apple TV 2, it’ll be of little value to me. Stay tuned
No NFL Primetime Games 1/5
I only tried YouTube TV because it was supposed to be live streaming of sports on your mobile devices. Unfortunately this does not include primetime NFL sports unless you view from a computer. Not worth $35 a month if I can’t view Sunday Night Football.
Notifications don’t work and iPad crashes 1/5
By Harshad hazari
Notifications don’t work and iPad crashes
Doesn't do it for me 1/5
Loses connection to Chromecast all the time. Can't pause. Can't move forward or back.
Not available in my location 1/5
By Amberlin Rose
I get so many ads on YouTube for this and I can’t even use the thing!
A lot of bugs they need to figure out 2/5
I love the concept of using this over cable. However, when using the app on my iPhone, I encounter some problems.
First is the connection with chromecast. My app is up to date, as well as my chromecast. So why is it when I try to rewind, fast forward, or pause a tv program on the app, it doesn’t do it on the chromecast? Very frustrating. I have to reboot the entire app and reconnect with my IPhone.
The second is that the captions/subtitles are always about 2 to 3 seconds behind and out of sync for a lot of programs. It’s not consistent and, again, very frustrating.
Please fix these bugs, YouTube TV and I would have no problem giving you 5 stars!!
Great interface 4/5
Please bring this to Apple TV
Love it 5/5
I love it and I'm able to watch some of my favorite shows but it could have a little more selection of movies. Also it would be nice if Charmed and Angel the vampire was on here
i think the quality of streaming depends on your wifi signal. So if you have crummy wifi probably not the best thing to switch up your cable provider. otherwise if you want a good streaming tv service it’s awesome it’s like a portable tv in your pocket (so long as you keep your chrome cast with you and take it everywhere) it’s literally tv in your pocket. it’s dope.
Awesome app 5/5
Kinda pricey but worth every penny if your a nhl fan you can watch your home team at home and away no one else let your do that and I can dvr my games and share them AWESOME
Needs Apple TV app 3/5
Need to have Apple TV app, have issues with airplay when it switches between ad and show.
Very glitchy 1/5
Freezes often, constantly scrolling, no NBC, tried it for 4 days and cancelled. Lots of improvements needed.
Can’t use until update 1/5
Went to use the app but app won’t run until new update is installed. Unfortunately, after trying repeatedly over the course of the afternoon, the update won’t download. Tried on both iPhone and iPad.
Have fun trying to cancel. 1/5
Plus stinks that it doesn’t have TNT or TBS. recording sports stinks if you record and come back when the game is still on it makes you watch live, not where you left off. Also tried to charge me 39.99/month instead of the advertised 35.00/month. Because I signed up before the promotion. Stupid!!!
Okay but can Improve 3/5
I heard about this service a few weeks ago and I have felt like we are getting ripped off by the cable companies so I decided to try PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. So far out of both services, I can watch what I want to watch each week. I did find it strange that this app wasn’t available for Apple TV. I’m glad I can watch on the VZW unlimited network on the go but it would be great to have it up on my new 55” OLED TV. The TV might have the app but I don’t use the “smart” function of tvs. I use Apple TV primarily. The picture on my iPhone, ipad and macbook is crystal clear and I saw that it’s coming to the Apple TV so hopefully thats true. I haven’t had any trouble with the app so far but I have limited use so far.
It is great 5/5
I have tried many online tv providers and streamed many show. YOUTUBE TV is the best.
Honolulu Support 3/5
Bring it to Hawaii!!!!!
The airplay connection 2/5
In airplay mode through my iphone, its heads or tails if the commercial will play on the TV or if ill have to switch it back to my phone. Then restream it.
"Free" trial far too short one week and then charged automatically 39.99! 1/5
Would have liked to try, but automatically committing for a monthly pay of 39.99 is just one step over the line. When the trial is one month, you will remember, with the trial being only one week, you cannot really have enough experience to like it. With their system of automatically charging after just one week, you are "hooked" not very service friendly. For me this is a NO until there is a free trial with no automatic billing thereafter, but a request if I like the service and only then a commitment. Poor choice of aggressive marketing.
they just made it working with roku player, the app on roku still looks the same, but i download it using old version of itunes youtube tv. i dont know if it made a differnece, but its working fine on roku player,
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Good but lost connectivity with TV 2/5
It was working fine but then lost connectivity with Samsung TV. I’ve done all the trouble shooting and still doesn’t work. Not thrilled. Was there an update I didn’t know about? Help.
Questionably worth the money 3/5
With a paid subscription you get 4 to 6 mandatory commercials. You will not be able to fast foreword through them. Hey YouTube Toyota makes good cars but I’m not going to buy one. Like cable you get a ton of channels you will not watch. I’d love to remove channels I don’t care from .
Much Improved! 4/5
Thank you YouTube for optimizing the app for the new iPhone X screen. Love the layout and the way all the items pop out at you. I know you guys are working very diligently. However, please also add the “pinch to zoom” or “zoom icon at upper right hand corner” for full screen viewing regardless of the notch, just like you do with the YouTube app. Hopefully that will be incorporated soon so I can give you 5 stars! Thank you again and keep up the great progress.
Expensive Free Trail 1/5
It’s impossible to cancel before you start getting billed. It doesn’t show up on you Iphone subscriptions and they app developers never responded to my request to cancel. Bull$hit is what this app is definitely not worth a $50 so called free trail