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How to Record on YouTube TV in Every Way

You will know how to record on YouTube TV to capture shows, programs, and live shows, and more with DVR recording and other tips.

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Quick Answer:
You can record on YouTube TV in various situations with the native DVR or a third-party screen recorder like SurFlex Screen Recorder.

Can You Record on YouTube TV

Yes, you can record on YouTube TV to capture shows, sports events, and movies for later viewing. YouTube TV provides a built-in DVR (Digital Video Recorder) feature that allows users to capture shows on YouTube TV and save content for future playback. Additionally, you can also use third-party screen recorders to capture videos from YouTube TV. Therefore, whether you want to record a show or a live event, you will be able to do so easily.

How to Record on YouTube TV Directly

Tool: YouTube DVR Recording

With YouTube TV’s native DVR recording feature, you can directly capture shows, sports events, and more, and save the recordings to your personal library on YouTube TV. The recorded videos are stored in cloud storage, and the amount of storage available depends on your subscription plan. Besides, DVR recording allows you to schedule the recording. That means you can use it to record future shows on YouTube TV.

Here, I would like to show you how to record a show, a process that you can also apply to recording other content.

To record a show on YouTube TV:

Step 1. Go to YouTube TV and sign in with your account.

Step 2. Search for and click the show you’d like to record.

Step 3. Tap the Plus icon to add the show to your library.

Step 4. Go to your personal library to check the recording.

YouTube TV Add to Library

How to Record Future Shows on YouTube TV

Tool: YouTube DVR Recording

As mentioned earlier, YouTube TV allows you to schedule the recording. And with this feature, you will be able to record future shows on YouTube TV easily. Thus, you can easily save YouTube TV shows in advance so that you don’t miss anything.

To record future shows on YouTube TV:

Step 1. Navigate to YouTube TV and sign in.

Step 2. Find the program you want to record and click it.

Step 3. Click the Add to Library button (a plus icon) on the page and the future release will be recorded automatically.

Step 4. Go to your Library to check the recorded show or event.

How to Record Shows on YouTube TV to Local Storage

Tool: SurFlex Screen Recorder

The recorded videos made by YouTube DVR will be saved in your library for up to 9 months and will be automatically removed after they expire. If you want to permanently keep recorded shows from YouTube TV, it is advisable to use a third-party screen recorder like SurFlex Screen Recorder to capture shows and events from the video streaming platform to your PC or Mac. By doing so, you can keep the content indefinitely unless you choose to delete them, and you can also access them offline.

Another situation where a tool like SurFlex Screen Recorder can be helpful is when you want to record programs on YouTube TV that are not available for recording. According to YouTube TV, there may be certain occasions where specific sporting events are not available for recording. In such cases, you can easily capture the YouTube TV show with this professional screen recorder.

To record shows on YouTube TV:

Step 1. Launch SurFlex Screen Recorder on your computer and click Settings.

Windows Screen Recorder Main Interface

Step 2. Choose the video format, video quality, and other output settings for the YouTube show, and then click OK.

Select Output Format

Step 3. To record on YouTube TV with audio, enable audio recording and select System Sound. Then select to capture the full screen or a selected portion.

Select Region Drop-Down Menu

Step 4. Select the TV show and then click REC to start recording on YouTube TV.

Select Live Stream

Step 5. After you record the YouTube shows, click Stop in the control bar and check the video in the popup window.

Record Live Stream

How to Record on YouTube TV Firestick

Tool: Firestick

You can also capture YouTube TV programs via Amazon Firestick. The Amazon Firestick is a streaming device that allows you to connect to a wide range of streaming services over the internet and supports applications like YouTube. Therefore, it’s practical to record on YouTube TV via Firestick.

To record on YouTube TV via Firestick:

Step 1. From the Firestick home, find and select YouTube TV.

Step 2. Sign in with your YouTube TV account.

Step 3. Find the program you want to record.

Step 4. Select the Add to Library button (a plus icon) to record and save the program to your library.

Wrapping Up

No matter what you want to record on YouTube TV, you can follow this guide to learn how to achieve it easily. Generally, if you want a convenient way to record shows, using its built-in DVR is the best choice. However, if you want to record programs and save them locally, using a third-party screen recorder is a better option.

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