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Some YouTube TV users need a max subscription to access their DVR content due to a bug

Some YouTube TV subscribers have reported experiencing confusion when trying to access their DVR’d shows, as they are being prompted to subscribe to Max (formerly known as HBO Max) in order to watch the recordings. This issue has caused frustration among users, but it appears to be a glitch rather than a new policy or feature.

According to reports on Reddit, some YouTube TV customers have encountered an unexpected prompt to subscribe to Max when attempting to access recordings from specific channels. It seems that this is more of an error rather than an exciting new policy or feature.

YouTube TV and Max have been seamlessly integrated for a while now, allowing customers to access extra content on YouTube TV while ensuring that standard channels and recordings remain easily accessible without additional requirements.

Several YouTube TV customers have reported a frustrating error that is hindering their ability to access DVR recordings from certain channels. Instead of playing the recorded content, YouTube TV encourages customers to subscribe to Max.

It appears that when users are trying to access their recorded content, YouTube TV is attempting to access the show or movie version from Max, instead of the live TV recording. A YouTube TV Community Manager on Reddit has promptly addressed these reports, stating that they are already investigating the reported error. Unfortunately, there is no specific timeframe for when a solution may be released.

For now, customers who come across this error are recommended to power cycle their Smart TVs or streaming sticks and checking for any available device updates. They are also recommended to look for the particular movie or TV show episode under the “Extras” section of their DVR. If all else fails, they should get in touch directly with YouTube TV Live Support for more in-depth troubleshooting. The Community Manager on Reddit is also requesting that screenshots of their “Stats for Nerds” be submitted along with their posts.

This issue, while not appearing to be a major one, underscores the intricacies of interconnected streaming platforms. Merging content libraries can bring both opportunities and potential challenges. Let’s hope that the engineers at YouTube TV can quickly resolve the technical issue and restore uninterrupted access to saved shows for subscribers.

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