Were you watching the end of game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on YouTube TV? You may have missed the ending of it, as YouTube TV crashed late in the 4th quarter.
In what has become a very rare occurrence, YouTube TV went down hard, preventing fans from watching the end of the Celtics and Heat game. This meant fans missed the last 5 minutes of the game.
Technical issues are not exclusive to streaming, but as YouTube builds its reputation on Sports, this may worry many fans. In the early days of live TV streaming, crashes like this were fairly common. Now though, they have become very rare, making it major news when it does happen now.
YouTube TV will soon be the home to the NFL Sunday Ticket giving fans access to every out-of-market NFL game if you signup. YouTube has been investing heavily into YouTube TV to help get it ready for the fall launch of NFL Sunday Ticket.
Here is what YouTube TV announced that is coming later this year:
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.
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!
We will be keeping a close eye on everything that is coming to YouTube TV. So please follow us for more breaking news related to cord cutting.