YouTube TV offers the option for users to record live TV (also called digital video recording or DVR) without storage limits, but over time you might find your library has become a little too crowded.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the number of scheduled recordings saved in your YouTube TV account, our guide will show you how to delete YouTube TV DVR to help you get organized and make room for the new.
Before You Begin
Before you delete youtube TV recordings, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Recordings cannot be restored once they've been deleted
Deleting recordings will not free up storage space (YouTube TV's cloud DVR storage is unlimited)
If the show, event, or movie you deleted is still airing, YouTube TV will automatically record future airings unless you update your recording preferences
Ready to delete recordings? Follow the steps below to get started:
Step 1: Open YouTube TV
To manage anything regarding your YouTube TV subscription, you'll need to utilize the YouTube TV app (not the regular YouTube app!).
If you're using a mobile device, tap the YouTube TV app
If you're using a desktop browser, visit the YouTube TV website here.
Step 2: Navigate to 'Library'
With the YouTube TV app open, click or tap the Library tab in the left-hand menu.
Step 3: Find the Recording You Want to Delete
From here, you'll see a list of all saved recordings. Browse through the list until you find the recording that you want to manually delete.
Step 4: Select the Recording
Click or tap on the recording you wish to delete. The show or movie page will open.
Step 5: Locate the 'Remove' Option
From this page, click or tap on the More (or three dots) option to open a drop-down menu.
Step 6: Click 'Remove'
Click or tap on the Remove option within the drop-down menu. This action will delete recorded shows from your library.
IMPORTANT: Once a recording is deleted, it cannot be restored.
You'll be prompted to confirm the deletion. Confirm the action and the recording should be deleted from your smart TV library.
That's it! You've successfully deleted a recording from your YouTube TV library. This process can be repeated any time you want to declutter your library and get rid of recordings you no longer need or want. Enjoy your streamlined, organized viewing experience on YouTube TV!