Best answer: There isn't one! You can save as much content to the cloud DVR, then play it back whenever you want. You can also record while watching any program.

How does the DVR work on YouTube TV?

Like a traditional DVR, YouTube TV lets you record your favorite broadcasts so you can catch up later. You can set recordings and watch them from any devices that supports YouTube TV, which right now means:

  • Any web browser at YouTube TV's site.
  • Any Android smartphone or tablet with the Google Play Store.
  • iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.1 and later.
  • A TV or streaming box with Android TV.
  • The Xbox One family of consoles.
  • Streaming from your smartphone or tablet to a Chromecast.
  • TVs with Chromecast built-in.
  • Samsung and LG smart TVs made since 2016.
  • Apple TV 4K and 4th generation.
  • Nearly every Roku and Roku TV.

Watching your recording still needs an internet connection, so you, unfortunately, can't watch on the airplane or subway.

Is there a DVR limit on YouTube TV?

Nope! One of the best things about YouTube TV is you can record as many broadcasts as you want and never worry about running out of storage in your cloud DVR. And since the DVR is in the cloud, your recordings can be played back on any of your favorite devices, from anywhere with an internet connection.

You can also record while watching the show you're recording, or while watching something else entirely. You can set recordings for up to a month before the show actually airs, and you have nine months to watch the broadcasts before they disappear from your cloud DVR. YouTube TV automatically records new episodes of your favorite shows, so you don't have to remember to record it every week. Recordings extend one minute past the scheduled end time for most shows and movies, while sports events will extend thirty minutes beyond the scheduled time so you don't miss any awesome plays or overtime. And that happens automatically, so all you have to do is select which shows and sports events you want to watch later.

Our pick

Roku Ultra

YouTube TV + Roku Ultra = Match made in heaven

YouTube TV is available on any Roku device (and as mentioned above, a lot of other devices), but we think the Roku Ultra is best. In addition to your live TV, it'll also support 4K HDR movies and TV shows, so it's the perfect companion for your new television.

Cut that cord

YouTube TV

All your favorite stations, with no nonsense.

YouTube lets you watch your favorite local and cable channels from anywhere in the world. You also get access to an unlimited cloud DVR, so you can save your favorite shows for later without worrying about a cap. And recordings are good for nine months, so you have plenty of time to get caught back up.

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