YouTube TV is Investigating a Bug That Causes Unskippable Ads on Recorded Programs





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Are you a YouTube TV customer experiencing issues with programs you recorded not letting you fast-forwarded ads? YouTube TV has acknowledged the issue and is looking into it.

YouTube TV’s recorded programs let you fast-forward through the commercials, but if you select a video-on-demand version, you can’t skip the ads. Now though, a number of customers have complained that even though they recorded a program, they are unable to fast-forward through the commercials.

In a statement on Reddit, YouTube TV’s official Reddit account confirmed they are looking into the issue.

Thanks for flagging – I’ve already shared the reports about the unskippable ads on recorded shows with the engineering team, and they’re already looking into the issue. We’ll circle back once we have an update!

Right now the bug seems to be affecting random members and random recordings. Well very annoying the good news is you can still enjoy the show but with commercials as YouTube TV looks into the issue.

This all comes as YouTube TV is busy working on several improvements to the app to help make the service even better. Last month YouTube TV announced the following improvements were in the works or had recently been added:

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.

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!

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