YouTube TV Record Only New Episodes [Updated Tutorial]

Dealing with YouTube TV record only new episodes feature can be hectic for new users. It is right to know about it in detail by reading this blog. We have wrapped everything nicely in this section.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jun 14, 2024

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Waiting for the upcoming new episodes of your favorite show can be exciting. No one wants to miss the new episodes of their favorite shows and wait for them. What if you miss those episodes because of a busy schedule?

You will feel irritating when you are unable to be there to watch those new episodes. Don't worry if you are looking for a solution as we will discuss it in this guide about YouTube TV record only new episodes. It will help you get the new episodes recorded and watch them whenever you get free time from your work.

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Record Only New Episodes on YouTube TV Automatically

Can you record only new episodes on YouTube TV? Unfortunately, YouTube doesn't have the option to record new episodes or record a show in progress on YouTube TV only. It will record the entire show in cloud storage and make it accessible from the library tab.

If you only want to record the new episodes on YouTube TV instead of the complete show, we recommend using EaseUS RecExperts. It is an advanced screen recorder that can record your device's screen at a scheduled time. Download it right now!

After downloading and installing, you can start recording new episodes from YouTube TV by scheduling the recording. The recorder will automatically record the show and save it in your selected device storage. Moreover, this recorder has a built-in voice recorder to record the sound instead of video only.

Check how to record YouTube TV shows automatically:

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

Steps to Record Only New Episodes on YouTube TV

If you don't want to use any third-party tool, you can also use a built-in recording feature. But remember that this feature will record on YouTube TV whenever the show is streamed on YouTube TV. Here are the steps that you have to follow:

Step 1. Login to your YouTube TV and look for the search bar.

Step 2. Type the show name you want to record.

Step 3. Click on the show and tap on the "+" icon given just beside the name of the show.

Plus icon on Youtube TV

📺YouTube TV will record the show automatically and let you get the list of recorded shows on YouTube in the library tab. If you cannot find the option and are looking for a visual representation, follow this video guide.

Here are the important nodes of the video: 

  • 00:32 – YouTube TV search bar
  • 00:38 – Recording Icon YouTube TV
  • 00:44 – YouTube TV DVR option
  • 01:20 – Mark as watched option

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YouTube TV Not Recording New Episodes

There can be multiple reasons for this problem and restricting YouTube TV from recording new episodes of your favorite show. But a few common reasons are mentioned below.

Recording Eligibility

First of all, it might be possible that the show you want to record isn't set to be eligible for this. Keep in mind that not all shows are eligible for downloading/recording on YouTube. The only solution in this regard is to use EaseUS RecExperts, which can record the entire screen.

No Internet Access YouTube TV

Clear caches

Secondly, it might be possible that your device may not have a stable internet connection. So, you should ensure your internet connection is strong enough to stream and record videos. Last but not least, the reason behind this error is caches data.

So, you should clear the caches and data of YouTube TV by following these steps.

Step 1. Go to "Settings" on your device

Step 2. Find the "App Settings" and open "YouTube TV."

Step 3. Tap on the "Clear Cache" to resolve this issue.

Clear Caches YouTube TV

By doing so, you may be able to start YouTube TV record only new episodes using its built-in option.

How to Delete Episodes on YouTube TV?

Not all recorded shows on YouTube are kept in the library, as you may not wish to watch them again. In turn, you may be looking for a way to create storage space by deleting them. This is how you can do so and get them removed from the cloud storage of your YouTube account. With the steps below, you can remove recorded episodes on YouTube TV and refine the list to include your favorite shows only.

Step 1. Go to the "Library tab" of your YouTube TV account and search for the show.

Step 2. Select the show and tap on the "Delete" button shown beside.

Step 3. Confirm the action by clicking on the button that pops up on the screen.

Library Option YouTube TV

YouTube TV Mark as Watched

Undoubtedly, YouTube TV is adding new features to its list from time to time. One of the most effective features is setting your favorite show, "Mark as watched." By using this option, you can easily filter the list of shows and see what is watched and what is not.

If you have multiple shows in the list and want to set them with this option, follow these steps.

Step 1. Go to the "Library" of your YouTube TV account.

Step 2. Click on the show to open its playlist.

Step 3. Tap on the three dots given beside the title of the episode.

Step 4. Choose "Mark Episode as Watched" to set it with this tag.

Mark as Watched Option YouTube TV

YouTube TV Record Only New Episodes FAQs

We have discussed the YouTube TV recording feature in detail. If you have questions, you can find them here.

1. Does YouTube TV only record new episodes?

No, YouTube TV can record your favorite show's entire season or playlist. It won't allow you to get particular episodes from the playlist.

2. Can you delete watched episodes on YouTube TV?

Yes, you can delete watched episodes on YouTube TV by visiting the library tab and selecting those episodes.

3. Does YouTube TV have a recording limit?

No, YouTube TV doesn't have a recording limit. You can record as many episodes or series as you want without limitations.


We hope you have learned enough about YouTube TV record only new episodes feature. The guide has shown all the related sections to let you understand them comprehensively. If you want to get extra control over the recording, you should use EaseUS RecExperts.

It is an advanced screen recorder that can help you record videos with customization. You can also schedule the recording to record only new upcoming episodes of your favorite show. It is good to visit the site, download it, and let your favorite shows be in your access for anytime enjoyment.

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