Today YouTube TV’s official community manager account on YouTube posted a big update about YouTube TV. This update included information on a lot of new features coming to YouTube TV and some bug fixes. These include improved picture quality and an improved Multiview that is on its way.
YouTube TV also announced some major bug fixes for the Apple TV and anyone using 5.1 audio. According to the Post, YouTube believes they have fixed most issues with blank screens on the Apple TV. They also announced that they think they have figured out a bug causing so 5.1 audio/video sync issues that they hope to fix very soon. Though there maybe a new bug for the 1st gen 4K Apple TV that Google is looking into.
Maybe the biggest news is Multiview will be getting some improvements ahead of the NFL season, but YouTube didn’t say exactly what these improvements will be.
Here are all the improvements YouTube TV announced on Reddit today:
Apple TV: Since our last post, we’ve rolled out a major update (1.13+) for Apple TV. These fixes should resolve the issues with the app opening up to a black screen, enable YouTube TV’s HDR implementation, and address some 4k playback issues. Some of you have also recently flagged an issue with the app crashing on the 1st gen 4k when left on and a fix for that will be in the app store imminently. Lastly, If you’re seeing a black screen temporarily when switching between content, this is happening due to Apple TV’s SDR/HDR transitioning and can be fixed either by:
- Setting SDR as Default : Settings > Video and Audio > Format > (Pick any SDR option)
- Disabling Range Matching: Settings > Video and Audio > Match Content > Match Dynamic Range > Off
5.1 Audio/Video Sync: After extensive investigation, we believe we’ve narrowed down the primary cause of the a/v sync issues when surround sound is turned on and will be testing a fix soon.
Multiview: As many have noticed, we’ve started experimenting with the multiview feature. We rolled this out to all subscribers due to high demand during March Madness and are working on some improvements ahead of the NFL season. Stay tuned for more specific updates as we get closer to the start of the season.
NFL Sunday Ticket: You can now sign up by for NFL Sunday Ticket by going to your “Memberships” page in settings on YouTube TV or the “Movies & TV” destination on YouTube. You can also explore available plans here. You’ll have until 6/6 to take advantage of our lowest full season price and can find FAQs in this post.
Picture Quality Experiments: We’re testing transcoding changes, including a bitrate increase for live 1080p content over the next several weeks. These will target devices that support the VP9 codec with high-speed internet connections. If these go well, we plan to make them permanent by this summer. More info to come!