YouTube TV Suffered Buffering Issues For a Second Night in a Row, But Google Says They Have a Fix In The Works




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Last Wednesday, YouTube TV suffered a major outage during the end of game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on YouTube TV? Many may have missed the ending of it, as YouTube TV crashed late in the 4th quarter.

Now for a second night in a row, YouTube TV suffered buffering and freezing during the NBA finals. The issue this time seems to be related to how Google places ads during the commercials causing them to freeze or buffer last night. Now Google says they have a fix in the works.

On Reddit, a YouTube Engineer said they have a fix in the works:

Hey folks – we are aware have a fix we’re working on to address the Ads buffering/freezing issue. Thanks for your patience.

Sadly, for now, no date has been announced for when they expect this fix to rollout.

Google has announced plans to improve YouTube TV as it gets ready for its first season as the official provider of NFL Sunday Ticket on both YouTube and YouTube TV.

To help improve YouTube TV, here are the changes they announced will be coming to YouTube TV this week.

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.

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