YouTube TV is Adding a New Library & Better Picture Quality Soon – Here is What We Know





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Back in June, YouTube TV announced several new improvements were in the works, including better picture quality, a new library to make your DVR even better, and Mulitview improvements. So far, only the multiview improvements have become a reality. So what about the new library and better picture quality?

Here is what we know about these changes:

What to expect from YouTube TV’s new library:

About a week ago, YouTube TV for a short time rolled out a new library feature. It looked very similar to the old one, with the menu on the left and minor changes. The change was warmly received by subscribers, but for some unknown reason, YouTube TV rolled it back to the old horizontal look.

It is very likely YouTube TV found some glitch that caused them to roll it back to the old one.

Hopefully, soon, this improved library will roll out to address the complaints of YouTube TV subscribers.

What to expect from YouTube TV’s improved picture quality:

When YouTube TV first announced improved picture quality, here is what they said.

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!

Hopefully, improved picture quality rolls out next month.

Here is what YouTube TV announced Last month:

5.1 Audio/Video Sync: We’re rolling out some fixes over the next few weeks to address A/V sync issues across Live playback. We continue to welcome feedback! Feel free to leave a picture of your Stats for Nerds and your device information on this thread if you’re still experiencing issues. We’re also actively working on a separate follow on fix for VOD audio sync issues.

Library Changes: We’ve heard your feedback about Library issues and are working on fixes to address the relevancy of Catch Up on your Favorites, incorrect Watch badging, and ordering of Recently Recorded entries.

NFL Sunday Ticket Unlimited Streams at Home: You asked and we listened! We’re updating our product functionality to grant you access to unlimited NFL Sunday Ticket streams in your home and 2 additional streams outside of your home for you and your household. You can read more here.

Stay tuned for more updates on the multiview feature and video quality next month! As always, thanks for your feedback.

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