How to Record a Show in Progress on YouTube TV

How to record a show in progress on YouTube TV? This post will give you an answer. If you want to record TV shows without a time limit or a watermark, you need to download EaseUS RecExperts from the button below.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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I'm testing YouTube TV out for the 5-day period. I want to record a program that has already started. Is there a way to do this? What about live events? Thanks!

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Well, you can't record the show in progress with the built-in recording feature on YouTube TV. This is how the recording function works: users add a program they want to record through the "add it to my library" button, and all future episodes get recorded. But if they click on a program that's in progress, it just starts playing live.

If you really want to know how to record a show in progress on YouTube TV, read this post. We give you some feasible tools that can record a show on YouTube TV at any time you want. Let's dive in!

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How Far in Advance Can You Record on YouTube TV?

Usually, you can't go further than 12 hours ahead. Normally, you can record on YouTube TV easily. However, if the show is already in progress, you can't record it, at least with the built-in recording function. If you are at work, busy with other things, or you are not at home, and you can't record the show manually within the time limit, you may use a third-party recorder that can start recording automatically.

2 Ways to Record a Show in Progress on YouTube TV

To help you record long TV shows on YouTube TV, we give you two broadly used screen recording software and the guides to use them. Read the details now.

1. Use EaseUS RecExperts

No matter whether the show is in progress or not, you can launch EaseUS RecExperts to start recording immediately. With an easy and clear interface, this tool gained popularity with users all over the world. The best thing is that it can record shows without a time limit. Download it right now!

Not just YouTube TV, this tool can record YouTube live stream and many apps and platforms easily. TikTok, Zoom, Google Meet, etc., can all be recorded. You can even record streaming video from Vimeo or other video apps with ease.

The biggest advantage of this tool is that you can use its schedule recording function to let the tool start and end recordings automatically. Even if you are not at home, it can capture the TV shows for later viewing.

How to record a show in progress on YouTube TV with EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" or "Region". If you choose the second one, you will need to select the recording area manually.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After selecting the recording mode, you need to choose which audio to record. To record the system sound, click on the loudspeaker sign; to record the microphone sound, click on the mic sign; to record no sound, select nothing.

Record Audio

Step 3. Then, you can click the red "REC" button to start recording. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white "Pause" button; to end the recording, click on the red "Stop" button.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, the recording list window will open. Here you can view, split, delete, manage your recordings easily.

Recording List Window

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2. Use OBS Studio

OBS Studio is popular as a free screen recorder. It is totally free because it is an open-source program, and nobody will charge you for using it. OBS offers recording and streaming services in high definition. You can also record multiple shows at once in different windows.

Many people like its customizable hotkeys that help them control the recording easily. However, novices may find it burdensome as they just want the program to tell them how to operate. If you want an easy recorder, think about others.

Create source in OBS

How to record a show in progress on YouTube TV with OBS Studio:

Step 1. Launch OBS Studio on your computer, and go to the show that you want to record.

Step 2. Find the "Sources" box and click the "+" icon to create a display. Go to "Settings" to adjust your recording parameters based on your needs.

Step 3. Finally, play the video and click "Start Recording" on OBS to begin your recording. Click "Stop Recording" to complete the recording.

Record a Show in Progress on YouTube TV FAQs

1. What is the downside of YouTube TV?

The price of YouTube TV is relatively high, The Monthly price has increased to $73 after being as low as $35. And many regional sports networks are unavailable on it. Besides, Roku users temporarily had difficulties with YouTube TV because of a contract dispute.

2. Does YouTube TV have a DVR?

Yes, YouTube TV includes cloud DVR service with no extra charge. It lets users record an unlimited number of TV shows, movies, and sporting events.

3. Is YouTube TV really cheaper than cable?

Yes, YouTube TV is cheaper than cable. With 100+ channels concluded in its base plan, including local affiliate stations, YouTube TV helps you stay up-to-date on many favorite network shows.


All in all, you can't record a YouTube TV show without a third-party screen recorder. If you want to record a long TV show, you may need a screen recorder without a time limit. EaseUS RecExperts is such a screen recording program. Download it right now to start recording your favorite YouTube TV shows!

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