YoutubeTV no longer has an asterisk by the DVR (CBS no longer forced VOD)

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by espaeth, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. espaeth

    espaeth AllStar

    Oct 13, 2003

    As of today, you can DVR and skip commercials on all the programming available on YoutubeTV, on every network.

    To recap, that puts YoutubeTV at:

    - No hour limits on DVR
    - Content stored for 9 months after airing
    - Select any recording of any episode you want to watch, going back 9 months
    - No forced VOD on any network; if you can record it, you can watch it later and skip the commercials.
  2. mjwagner

    mjwagner Icon

    Oct 8, 2005
    Just saw that this morning. Great news!
  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Google does the right thing again. Good for them.

  4. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    Why only 9 months?
  5. espaeth

    espaeth AllStar

    Oct 13, 2003
    Tied to content licensing restrictions, I believe.

    Storage costs might also come into play. They’re maintaining storage for a 24x7 feed of every channel they carry for 9 months, including all the local channels in the markets they serve.

    YTTV is normally very good about auto-extending recordings based on programs going over their timeslot, but if for some reason the system messes up, you can open a ticket and they can fix the recording duration after the fact.

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