YouTube TV Reduces Broadcast Delay to Make Watching Sports Even Better – Here is How to Turn It On





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Great news for sports fans. Today, YouTube TV announced it will now let you reduce the broadcast delay. This means you will be able to see what is happening with sports even faster. The catch is, though, that it may result in more buffering. This is because YouTube will reduce the amount of buffer it has to deal with any possible internet delays.

With this change, you can watch live events like sports earlier and closer to what is really happening in real-time. Currently, YouTube TV averages about a 30 second delay. Turning this option on will reduce that delay.

You do need to go and manually turn this on. It will also only stay on for 48 hours after that, it returns to the default settings.

Here is what YouTube TV posted today about this new feature and how to turn it on:

Broadcast delay is the delay between the camera capturing an event and the event being displayed when you’re watching on your TV. 

The lower the broadcast delay, the less buffer the video player will have. With a lower broadcast delay, you’re more likely to experience playback interruption.

Internet congestion, Wi-Fi interference, and other factors may also cause live programming issues, which can delay the stream. Delays can happen even when you have a great network.

Update your broadcast delay in the YouTube TV app on your TV

  1. Select the three dot more menu.
  2. Select Broadcast Delay.
  3. Select Decrease for 48 hours or Default.

If you select Decrease for 48 hours, the decreased broadcast delay will revert back to Default after the 48 hours are up. 

“Default” is best to minimize playback interruptions. “Decrease for 48 hours” is best to reduce live spoilers. Choose the “Decrease for 48 hours” option if you want low broadcast delay with minimal playback interruptions.

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