How to Record Future Shows on YouTube TV [Easy Steps]

YouTube TV allows users to record shows that are playing. But how to record future shows on YouTube TV? You may need a screen recorder with an automatic recording function. EaseUS RecExperts is such a tool. Download it right now!

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Mar 11, 2024

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🟣If you want to record an episode no more than 12 hours later, try the built-in Add to Library feature. Otherwise, try EaseUS RecExperts.

🟣The shows recorded on YouTube TV will be saved for 9 months. Watch it or save it to your local device before that time limit.

🟣It's better to save your favorite shows and series to your local device in case it is not available on YouTube TV in the future.

It is normal when you want to record a show for later viewing. However, not all shows and series can be recorded. Although YouTube TV offers an Add to Library function to help users record upcoming shows, it is said only future shows within 12 hours can be recorded in this way. No worries. There is an alternative method to record future shows on YouTube TV in a few clicks. Let's dive in!

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Record Future Shows on YouTube TV with A Screen Recorder

EaseUS RecExperts is a screen recorder for Windows and Mac computers. It records the screen and internal audio simultaneously, making it a proper YouTube TV show recorder. If you know the time a TV show plays, you can use it to record it automatically. Download it to start now.

This screen recorder allows users to schedule recording so that it will start and end recording at the time they want. In other words, it records on YouTube TV even when you are not there to operate it. There's no time limit on your recording. It can record as long as you want.

Check how to set a recording task to record future shows on YouTube TV:

Step 1. Create a Timed Recording Task

Download and launch the screen recorder on your computer. Then, click "Task Scheduler" at the bottom right of the main interface. 

Schedule recording

Then, select the "New Task" option to add a new schedule to the program.

New Tasks

Step 2. Configure the Scheduled Recording Task

On the following screen, you need to set a task name and define how your screen should be recorded. 

Task name
  • In the "Task time" tab, specify a start time and select an end time.
  • In the "Recording setting" tab, select the recording area, choose the audio input, and specify other options. Then hit "OK".

Step 3. Edit or Delete a Scheduled Recording

If you change your mind and you would like to edit the scheduled recording time or other options, or if you would like to delete the schedule altogether, you can do so easily. Get back to the "Task Scheduler" screen and click on either the "Edit" or "Delete" icon.

Manage schedule recording task

Step 4. View Your Scheduled Screen Recordings

Once your scheduled time has passed, the software will capture and save your screen recording video file automatically. You can access this file by clicking on the "Recordings" option on the main interface. All of the recordings that you make using this tool are saved here.

View recordings

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Record Future Shows with the Add to Library Feature

The YouTube TV library feature marks shows and episodes you want to record for later. With just a click on the Add to Library button in the app, you can let YouTube TV automatically record and save new episodes of the series you added. In a word, once you add the series to the library, the future episodes will be recorded automatically.

Check how to record future shows on YouTube TV:

Step 1. Go to YouTube TV's official website and open the YouTube TV app. Then, log in with your Google Account.

Log in with Your Google Account

Step 2. Once logged in, browse or use the search function to find the content you want to record.

Find the Show You Want to Record

Step 3. Click the Show and the Add To Library option in the top-left corner. You will see a notification telling you the program has been added to your YouTube DVR library.

Click Add To Library

How Far in Advance Can You Record on YouTube TV?

According to YouTube TV, you can record upcoming programs on YouTube TV in advance if its schedule is available in the search for the coming months. And it is usually about two to four weeks and sometimes months. However, some also say that they can't record the upcoming shows they want. So, you'd better ensure not to record programs that would come after 12 hours from the time you set for recording.

Upcoming Shows

How Do I Record Only New Shows On YouTube?

To record only new episodes of a show on YouTube TV, you need to add the whole series to the Library rather than individual episodes. In this case, YouTube TV will automatically record the fresh episodes when they air. You can also turn on the "Record New Episodes" setting under "Info & Settings" to enable this function.

Final Words

This tutorial shows the detailed operations of recording future shows on YouTube TV. Although YouTube TV offers an official feature to record future shows, it works under strict conditions. Therefore, you'd better use EaseUS RecExperts to record future shows on your computer. Download it from the button below now!

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

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