YouTube TV Now Lets You Reduce Your Broadcast Delay Permanently — Just in Time For the Super Bowl




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With the Super Bowl coming up, having a video stream with lower lag is going to be clutch. YouTube TV on Thursday said you’ll be to permanently reduce that broadcast delay that once plagued your video stream.

YouTube TV originally introduced this feature in November, but it only allowed you to reduce the delay for 48 hours to ensure you had a better game experience. Now, you’ll be able to choose that mode, and keep it on by default.

In exchange for the shorter delay, there will be less time for buffering, so the company warns you may see more playback disruptions, particularly if your internet connection hits some traffic.

Here’s how to make the change:

  1. Select the three dot more menu item
  2. Select the “Broadcast Delay” item
  3. Select “Decreased” or “Default”

The company notes that selecting “Default” is the best way to minimize playback interruptions, while “Decrease” is best to reduce live spoilers.

Check out Google’s support page to get all the details on this feature.

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