With the launch of YouTube TV, the cord-cutting community gained another streaming service worthy of attention. Especially since it provides access to major network channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC, CNN, and many others.
With so much content streaming live, it’s hard to keep track of everything you want to watch. That’s where YouTube TV’s excellent DVR feature comes into play. It allows you to record entire programs without any limit as there is no need to worry about storage space.
How to Record All Episodes of a Show on YouTube TV on an Amazon Firestick
If you’re using Amazon’s Firestick streaming device, you probably already have YouTube TV. If not, you can install it from amazon app store. Of course, to use the app, you will need to subscribe to the service by paying a fixed monthly fee.
To record all the episodes of your favorite show with your Firestick device, use your remote to navigate through the YouTube TV menus. Most of the programs you see will have the “Add” icon next to them. It’s the icon that looks like a plus sign. When you find the show you want to record, simply click “Add” and it will appear in your DVR library, populating itself with new episodes as they air. Also, the “Add” icon will change from a plus sign to a check mark, letting you know you’re recording it.
When you want to watch the show you’ve recorded, select “Library” from the top menu of YouTube TV. This will present you with a list of all the shows you have in your DVR library. Just select the show and choose the episode you want to watch. That’s it.
All shows you record will remain in your library for the next nine months. Of course, there may be a time when you want to remove some of the programs. To do so, navigate to the program you want to remove and click the check mark icon. The icon will change to a plus sign. If you ever want to add that program back to the library, simply repeat the process, as described above.
Please note that 1st generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices are not compatible with YouTube TV. Most other Amazon streaming devices work pretty well with YouTube TV. These include the 2nd and 3rd generation Fire TV, 2nd generation Fire TV Stick, 4K Fire TV Stick, and the 1st and 2nd generation Fire TV Cube.
How to Record a Single Episode of a Show on YouTube TV on an Amazon Firestick
Sometimes you may want to record just one episode of a show. Unfortunately, YouTube TV doesn’t let you do that. The only way to record an episode is to add the show to your list, which will also save all upcoming episodes, as soon as they air.
Since there is no limit to the number of programs you can record, this should not present a problem. If you are concerned about the storage space available for your recording, rest assured that YouTube TV provides unlimited space for its DVR feature.
How to Record All Episodes of a Show on YouTube TV on a Roku Device
With Roku’s streaming devices, recording shows on YouTube TV is nearly identical to Amazon’s Firestick. Of course, you will need to install the app on your device first and pay the monthly subscription fee. You can download it from Roku channel store.
- Launch the YouTube TV app on your Roku device.
- Using the search option in the top right corner of the app screen, find the show you want to record.
- When you select the program, a pop-up screen will appear with various information about the program.
- Click the “Add” button that looks like a plus sign.
- This adds the entire show to your YouTube TV library. This will allow all future episodes of the show to appear on this list once they air.
To make sure you’ve successfully added a show to the DVR feature, check to see if the “Add” button has changed from a plus sign to a checkmark.
How to Record a Single Episode of a Show on YouTube TV on a Roku Device
Since YouTube TV usually doesn’t allow you to record just one episode of a show, this applies to Roku devices as well. Considering there’s no limit to the number of shows you can record, this isn’t a bad thing.
With unlimited storage space for your YouTube TV recordings, the only downside to this is having too many shows in your library. To reduce clutter, you can easily delete any shows you don’t find entertaining enough to watch again. To do so, follow these steps:
- Open your YouTube TV library.
- Find the program you want to remove.
- Click the check mark icon.
- The icon should now turn into a plus sign, which means you have successfully removed the show from your DVR library.
It is worth noting that at any time you can re-add the program you removed. Just select the plus icon, and that’s it.
How to record all episodes of a show on YouTube TV with Apple TV
Before you read on, it’s important to note that older Apple TV models don’t support YouTube TV. But if you are using the fourth generation of Apple TV or Apple TV 4K, you can enjoy your favorite shows on YouTube TV. The app is available for download at Apple App Store. Of course, to be able to use it you will have to pay the monthly subscription fee.
When you want to record a show, the process is the same as for Amazon Firestick and Roku streaming devices:
- Inicie YouTube TV.
- Find the show you want to record.
- When the program page opens, click the “Add” button, the one that looks like a plus sign.
- Once you do that, notice that the plus sign has now turned into a check mark. This way, you’ll know you’ve added the show to your YouTube TV DVR library.
As with all other devices, to watch the latest episode of a show you’re recording, simply go to your library, find the show in the list, and play the episode. It’s that easy.
How to record a single episode of a show on YouTube TV with Apple TV
With YouTube TV providing unlimited space for all the shows you want to record, they don’t need to enable single episode recording. Admittedly, this can turn your library into an endless list of programs, but you can always remove certain programs that you no longer follow.
To do so, simply find the program you want to remove and click the check mark icon. The icon will revert to a plus sign, notifying you that the show is no longer in your library.
How to Record All Episodes of a Show on YouTube TV on PC
To provide a universal user experience across all platforms, using YouTube TV on your PC is no different than using it on streaming devices. Provides unlimited storage space to record multiple shows that disappear from your library nine months after you add them.
To add a show to your YouTube TV library, follow the steps below:
- Open an internet browser on your PC.
- Ir https://tv.youtube.com/.
- When the YouTube TV page opens, use the search field to find the show you want to record.
- Click on the program cover.
- The pop-up window appears, displaying relevant details about the program. Click the “Add” button that looks like a plus sign. It should be next to the program title.
- The plus sign should now turn into a checkmark icon, letting you know that you’ve successfully added the program to your library.
To watch the episodes, click the “Library” option on the top menu of YouTube TV and search for the show. When you open the program screen, select an episode and play it.
How to Record a Single Episode of a Show on YouTube TV on PC
As with all other platforms and device types, the PC version of YouTube TV also doesn’t allow you to record a single episode of a show. Instead, you have to add the show to your library, adding all future episodes as they come along. While this may sound very convenient, if you’re recording a lot of shows, you may find it cluttering your library.
If you want to do a cleanup, just click the checkmark icon on the programs you don’t want to record. This will remove them from your YouTube TV library, allowing you to go back and add them again, whenever you want.
And remember, YouTube TV comes with unlimited DVR storage space. This allows you to record as many shows as you like, making them available in your library for the next nine months.
How do I cancel a YouTube TV recording?
To cancel a YouTube TV recording, simply select the show and click the checkmark button next to its title. This will remove the show from your library, effectively stopping the recording process.
Can I play YouTube TV recordings from any device?
Yes, you can, because YouTube TV is designed to provide a universal user experience across all devices and platforms. As long as you can install YouTube TV on your device, you’ll be able to access your library. This will allow you to watch the programs that you have previously decided to record.
Where does YouTube TV store recordings of my shows?
YouTube TV saves all recordings on its servers, freeing you from any stress related to available storage space. That said, it’s important to note that you must maintain your internet connection to access the content you’ve recorded.
How many shows on YouTube TV can I keep recorded?
With YouTube TV, you can save as many shows as you want to your library. It’s probably because YouTube doesn’t create an actual digital recording of the show for each individual user. They are more likely to keep all content on their server, allowing you to link to it through your library. Probably similar to the way standard YouTube videos work.
Keep track of your favorite shows
Now that you know how to record any show you’d like to watch, you can sit back and enjoy it whenever you have time. With no limits on the number of shows you can record, all you have to think about is watching them until they automatically disappear from your library. And that won’t happen until nine months after they’ve been recorded.
Have you managed to record your favorite shows? Do you think YouTube TV’s recording feature is good enough? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.