No YouTube TV Doesn’t Need a Max Subscription to Watch DVRed Warner Bros. Discovery Shows





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Are you a YouTube TV subscriber that has been asked to subscribe to Max in order to watch programs from Warner Bros. Discovery? You are not alone, and Google has announced that they are working on fixing that glitch back in January, but it is still happening.

The glitch causes programs from Max to appear inside your library alongside your DVRed content and YouTube TV’s on-demand library for customers who don’t pay for Max. This causes a lot of confusion when customers click on a show they think is the DVRed version or think is a part of the video-on-demand version, only to be asked to pay extra for Max.

If you get this message, just back up and look at the other versions of the program you are watching. You should find on-demand versions, and if you did DVR the program, you will find that there. The real issue here is that YouTube TV mixes your library with programs from your DVR, video-on-demand, and add-ons like Max.

YouTube TV lets you subscribe to multiple add-ons, including Max, through the service. Once you subscribe to many of these add-ons, you can access the content directly through YouTube TV.

This all comes as YouTube TV continues to work on improving its library, which shows all of its on-demand content and DVRed programs.

For now, this glitch seems to be limited to the library watching live channels seems to be unaffected by this glitch. If you are impacted by this glitch try going back to your library and select a different version of the program you want to watch.

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