Very happy customer 5/5
When cable cost we’re getting out of control, I looked at sling and YouTube tv. I originally went with sling but just never felt I got my money’s worth. When I made the switch to YouTube tv, I honestly couldn’t have asked for more. The app just works. It has all the channels I want, unlimited dvr, and to add new channels at no cost was the cherry on top. I’ve recommended youtubetv to my friends and family and will continue to. Great product
$40/month? No thanks! 1/5
I rather pay for cable! I think that was the whole point of cable free. Whoever thought of this idea didn’t think about the price point.
Chromecast Disconnects 3/5
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.
Doesn’t work well with chromecast 1/5
Video does not stop streaming when you turn your tv off.
Best deal in town 4/5
For the channels I want, and with “unlimited” dvr, this is the best deal in town. Hoping they will continue to improve the interface (desperately needs an actual guide), app reliability (a disaster on 4K Apple TV) and DVR recording navigation (seriously, TiVo had this stuff perfected 10+ years ago).
As for the “unlimited” dvr, it actually only keeps your recordings for 9 months. The storage space is more than generous, but I hate being told I have to watch a show within that time frame. I used to frequently get a couple of seasons behind on hows when I was using TiVo. Can’t do that now with the 9 moth deletion timer. Let’s hope that gets better.
If you open the app 1/5
You could be charged 39.99 immediately when you open the app. Apple will refund your $ if your not happy. I called 1 800 692 7753. Theresa at Apple was friendly and so helpful. They refunded my money and reported the problem with the app.
Fails frequently 1/5
This app is frustrating enough that I'm not going to extend my trial to be a regular subscriber. After so many minutes it claims to be unable to determine my location and kills what I'm watching. Who needs this mediocre level of performance for the monthly fee? Google has failed to show any skill here. What's even worse is that the app's send feedback function crashes. This must be Google's form of entertainment. How unprofessional.
Difficult to cancel 1/5
Beware!! They make it very difficult to cancel!!
Really happy, but miss a few cable channels 4/5
We’ve been really happy with the app and the service overall. Have not been experiencing buffering or glitches that we did with other streaming apps. We are missing Travel and History channel, though. Any chance you’ll be adding those to your lineup?
New chord cutter. Due to savings, makes it possible to afford the monthly Youtube TV subscription. We connect through Chromcast. Thanks for throwing in NBA/MLB TV.
Great interactive App. Excellent customer support. Live local Tv in the palm of your hand.
Cut the cable 4/5
By wayne claremont
Feels good to reduce the cable bill. Although missing a few channels I like, regional nba games and the recording options are great. Better than a DVR. Maybe not as good as xfinity box and voice remote, but their DVR slow and always had issues. I have not had any issues with the app or Xbox streaming. I think most people have internet issues. Enjoy! Give a try. I did, took me awhile, but the cable shackles off. If only I could get rid of xfinity internet!$$
This app needs more improvement 3/5
By The Real Joeyardie
I like the interface also I like that it's easy to use but there are issues with this app. I would hope soon that split screen for the iPad is coming soon, also more channels like ID and Starz would be nice. I notice sometimes when I use chromecast and streaming a program the signal would be lost. Once I see progress then my star rate will change
Me say so 5/5
By Madd rootz
Best thing since slice bread
Cannot cancel subscription 1/5
Canceling should be easier than this! The directions say to visit the website, but clicking the link on the website takes you back to the app which states I need to cancel on the website. I’m beyond frustrated!
7 day trial 1/5
I cannot get the trial canceled.. I have tried everything. I then called the 1 800 help number and I was told if they canceled it for me, there would be a 49.99 cancellation fee!!!! They said I had to cancel on the app for free. It WILL not work from the app!!! This is a scam from YouTube!!!! My trial ends tomorrow...help!!
Sooper easy to use. Great app and service. 5/5
I would say by far the best tv subscription in US. And the app is sooper responsive and easy to use.
One feature I’d love to have is even if you start recording the show in the middle of it it should give me a recording from start that way If I forgot to record something before the show is live I can still start recording while it’s still on and has the full recording. That will be awesome.
Love it so far 5/5
By Boris Hope
Great app, very convenient and the ability to record shows is great. The only channel I am missing is NFL Network, hopefully that comes soon.
Love service but app is buggy 2/5
3/15/18 Had to lower stars because they put out an iPhone update that makes it impossible to switch what you are watching without disconnecting and reconnecting from Chromecast. They just keep putting out buggy versions.
This is a far superior tv service to Hulu tv however I have to restart my phone and chromecast several times a day to watch stuff. Now more frequently. I enjoy the DVR, guide, movie selection, and not having to pay for Comcast very much! Best service maybe ever, but I can't give it high stars because it's an App rating. I frequently have to disconnect and reconnect to chromecast just to unpause and then I loose my place. It's frustrating!!! The guide needs work in letting you see what's on next. It's impossible to read about other movies or browse because the app starts what page you're on. Other then buggy iPhone app issues, the streaming quality is great, they keep adding channels, customer service really does try, and it the app is easy to use. The unlimited DVR sure is motivation to stay with this service and for the price it's certainly beyond worth it!
Needs closed captioning. 4/5
I like it. I don’t have traditional cable so this is perfect for me. I just wish there was CC available. If I was deaf I guess I’d just be out of luck huh?
No bueno 1/5
Giving it a one star because I’m unable to connect to my smart tv. Just like I’m able to cast videos from the YouTube app to my tv, I should be able to do the same with this app
Easy 5 but commercials are killing me 3/5
Way too many commercials for a paid service, some movies or shows its every 5 min, yeah I timed it.
Love It so far. 5/5
Clarity is amazing. Also there is little buffering. Definitely convinced me to cancel my Sling Subscription.
Finally, someone has mastered live streaming TV and more. I can view sports, news, movies, TV shows etc. from multiple TV locations controlled by my Smart phone, pad devices or my PC. The Technology improves every day. Trust me, they’re on it! “ Cut the cord and get on board with YouTube TV” at 67 years old I never thought I’d live to see the day. I’ve been using it continuously for four months and I love it.
YouTube TV 4/5
More channels have been added, with no increase in cost-Thank you!
App is still not available on Firestick.
Good product, waiting for additional channels, and more device compatibility. Might get 5 stars then!
We are currently doing the 7 day trial. I love that it has all the basic channels. I’m not a huge tv person so this is enough for me however we really enjoy HGTV, food network, and TLC and none of these are available. We love the price and that it has sports available. We will continue the trial and see if it is worth it.
Everything I Ever Wanted 5/5
I absolutely love this app. The design is so clean. I love the channels. And I love the YouTube Red. This is everything I can dream for. They took my two favorite things, YouTube and TV and put them into one. I recommend this to anyone and everyone who is considering. This is leaps and bound better than Direct TV Now.
Love the app 4/5
By SuperJoe 007
Love the app and have been pleasantly surprised since leaving Directv. There are some improvements that would be awesome to see.
I wish that there was some sort of “More Info” in the live guide to see program information like what the program is about.
The Apple TV app is very jumpy in the interface and skips all over the place.
I wish there was a “page up/down” instead of scrolling through all the channels.
Otherwise, very happy with the service.
The Best Option Right Now 5/5
YouTube TV is currently the best choice if you’re looking for an Internet tv provider. A few tweets could make it even more user friendly.
1. Ability to use it on multiple devices at the same time on the same account. As long as the viewer watches two different shows on different devices from the same account.
2. Add GSN and NFL Network if possible.
But it’s worth the money you pay. I had tried other providers in the past (PlayStation Vue, Direct Now, Hulu, and others) YouTube TV by far has the best user experience and the unlimited DVR is the cherry on the cake.
Fix Your Connection Issues YouTube 4/5
This is such as amazing service but they need to fix their connection issues. I have fiber optic internet and that’s not enough to stream YT TV with a consistent quality on the iPhone app nor the TV app.
Can’t believe I waited so long to make the switch from cable. App and cast options from other apps are an added bonus.
I love the idea & the channels offered for the price. I think the layout needs work and I wish you could delete shows after you watch them.
HD. Ultra Fast. 5/5
By Hamlet Javier
The high definition and the speed is phenomenal.
Good but needs more work 3/5
Great interfaces but the Apple TV app scrolling through channels is slow and you cannot favorite channels so you don’t have to scroll through all of them. Also when you press the menu button while watching a channel the channel list should start you off at the channel you are on not at the top. YouTube TV needs the food network, MTV, travel channel, and HGTV at no additional cost then I would make the switch. For now I cannot justify not having food network and MTV for that price as those are the channels I care about the most.
Near perfection 5/5
That app just works the way it is suppose to. I’ve had almost zero issues in almost a year with the app and the service. Best television provider & DVR service I have ever used.
So far, so good. 4/5
We did our research before cutting the cable chord. YouTube TV offered us just enough to make the jump. Who needs that much tv anyway? We have Apple TV and a Netflix account, so this was the perfect final piece of the trifecta.
I would like to see PBS and a cooking channel added, but overall, it’s perfect for a working family with a young child who don’t consume that much TV to begin with.
It’s early and I’m sure it will get better. This was a good start.
NBA TV?! Thank you!!! 5/5
By timothy g.
With the addition of NBA TV included at no cost, YouTube TV has become everything I’ve been looking for!
Forget DTV Now, Hulu or Sling. This is such a good product at a such a good price point.
Only issue I have is with the Apple TV app. It is quite sluggish and heavy (using the newest 4K Apple TV).
But anyway! Great stuff!
Overall Great!!! 4/5
By Myvegas nut
Little buggy here and there! But love the channel line up! Can we get NHL channel next please!!!
Where is Google Cardboard Support? 5/5
We want Google Cardboard VR support. If the regular YouTube app can support turning any YouTube video (including live streams) into a watchable format by a drop-in VR headset, then the YouTube TV app can too.
It’s blurry on my TV. All my other streamings apps aren’t blurry.
SO RIDICULOUS 1/5
It doesn’t have any of my local channels and I can’t cancel the stupid service. When I click on cancel in the app it tells me to go to the website and it then doesn’t let me do anything. I am thinking this is a SCAM!
Excellent service for on $35 a month 5/5
Now I can watch tv through my phone, laptop, and iPad. Despite certain channels I don’t get, at least I can watch my news, sports center, and all my other favorite programs. Hey, this make me want to get rid of Verizon Fios.
Excellent, the best streaming app hands down 5/5
The only things missing are a control on DVR to only record NEW shows... this would avoid the 50,000,000,000 old episodes of family guy lol.... other than that I hope their subscriber base grows substantially and allows for the two missing content packages to participate (noticeably missing Viacom’s group of vh1, etc and hgtv group) still a fair trade off for $35/$40 you get the best local and cable plus unlimited “dvr” and the menu is very well thought out... heading to return my cable company’s dvr and disconnect today 😁
Cool service, awful chromecast support 3/5
YouTube TV is a great service. Excellent for those that want TV but don’t want to spend stupid cable prices.
The Chromecast support, though, is terrible. You’d think Google would be good at supporting the device they made! The recent update made it almost unusable. If you leave the app and go back in, say to skip commercials, you have a 90% chance it’s out of sync with the Chromecast. The only way to get it back is to close and reopen the app (which connects to the device but gives no controls), stop the show, start it back up, hope it works, and then continue. It’s never worked great, but this is by far the worst it’s worked.
Major Flaw 1/5
By El Rushmo
Can’t watch outside USA. Horrible for travelers.
Made it so easy to cut the cord. 5/5
Best priced and video quality is excellent. + they keep adding channels so not really any down side other then the fact they don’t have the CW, but there’s an app for that.
best tv service 5/5
plz add background playback for red subscribers
Good but room for improvement! 3/5
Good concept and great channels but interface could be a bit easier to use. Also the hoops for iOS people to pay more is ridiculous!
Loving it 5/5
I don’t miss cable or satellite tv,,
I can record every channel at the same time,,,,