Does YouTube TV have a way for you to delete recorded shows from your Youtube TV library? If so, how can you do that?
The answer to this depends on whether you wish to delete an entire scheduled show or the recorded show that you have already watched.
As far as deleting previously recorded and watched shows is concerned, it is not possible, these will automatically expire after 9 months from the date of recording.
However, if you wish to prevent future shows from being recorded, or upcoming recordings of a particular show from being recorded, then yes, you can do that.
The Youtube TV Cloud DVR offers its users an unparalleled user experience, unlimited storage, and easy navigation.
But, In order to better organize their Youtube TV library, users still need some way to delete shows they’ve already watched from their library, despite Youtube TV giving unlimited storage space to all users.
Previously, I struggled with this and was annoyed by the library section of Youtube TV, which collected all the shows regardless of whether I liked them.
As a result, I decided to research it in order to find out how we can delete recorded shows, how we can delete individual episodes, and how we can prevent future recordings as well.
As I will cover these topics in this guide, if you’re also looking for tips on organizing your Youtube TV library and deleting watched or preventing future recordings, you’ve come to the right place.
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Deleting A Show From Youtube TV
Yes, there is a way to delete ongoing and future shows from your Youtube TV library. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Youtube TV app and sign in.
- After that, Go to the Library tab.
- Finally, Select the Remove option next to the title on the program page.
Using the above method, you can delete or stop recordings of ongoing and upcoming shows. What about shows or episodes that are already recorded and you have already watched and wish to delete?
I can explain to you why it is not possible and what stops it from happening.
Can You Delete Individual Recorded Shows From Youtube TV?
The YouTube TV account does not allow you to delete recorded shows at the moment.
After watching a recorded show and it shows up in your “My Library” tab, you can only get rid of it by deleting your entire account or by letting it expire on its own since all YouTube TV recordings expire after 9 months. In general, this isn’t ideal for someone who just wants to tidy up their library.
Likewise, individual recordings cannot be deleted as they are marked as watched and later deleted after 9 months from the recording date.
To summarise, here are the following points:
- You will not be able to record upcoming airings or current airings if you remove a program from your library. However, recorded episodes will still be available for as long as they are not expired.
- After nine months, recorded shows on YouTube TV will expire automatically without any action from you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to delete a show from your Youtube TV Cloud DVR?
There is an easy way to remove a show from your Youtube TV Cloud DVR. Simply go to the “My Recordings” section of the Youtube TV library and click on the “Remove” option beside the show’s title on the program page to remove the show from your cloud DVR.
Can you delete watched shows from Youtube TV Library?
Until the recordings reach a 9-month expiration date, they will remain in Youtube TV’s cloud DVR library until the full 9-month period of expiration has passed. This is true for all of your recorded shows, regardless of whether or not you have watched them.
Can you record a single episode on Youtube TV?
There is no way of recording a single episode or show on Youtube TV since when you record a show on Youtube TV, the current episode as well as all the upcoming episodes of that show will continue to be recorded until you stop them from being recorded manually.
Can you delete the Future recordings on Youtube TV?
Yes, it is possible for you to stop the future recording of any show that will be airing on Youtube TV by navigating to the Program Page and then selecting the “remove” option which is next to the title of the show.
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Kazhiko Kuro is the Founder of StreamingStash.com. Over a span of 8+ years, He has tested, researched, and written hundreds of articles and guides on how to fix common issues with TVs, streaming media players, streaming services, and related devices. See our Editorial Guidelines and Content Integrity.