YouTube TV’s Live Guide Clock Is Still Rolling Out

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If you’re a YouTube TV subscriber and have yet to get the update that adds a clock to the live guide, there’s a good reason – it hasn’t finished rolling out yet. While not a massive update in itself, the addition of a clock has been a highly requested feature over the years.

YouTube TV officially added a clock to the live guide back in November. At the time, the update seemed to be first rolling out to Google’s own Chromecast with Google TV. However, it wasn’t long before it also started showing up on some smart TVs and other Living Room devices as well.

For some subscribers, however, the wait continues. Replying to a comment on Twitter about the live guide clock not being available, the official TeamYouTube account confirmed that it is still rolling out. Even though that won’t be much help to those waiting on the clock to arrive, it does at least confirm that the rollout is still in process, and that the lack of a clock is not necessarily a problem with any individual devices.

For reference, the same Twitter reply did state that owners of devices that have yet to see the clock arrive should make sure that the device’s time zone is correct. In addition, that the playback location in the YouTube TV app on the device is also correct. The suggestion being that incorrect time/location-related settings on the device or in the YouTube TV app could result in issues with the clock showing.

It is also worth noting that YouTube confirmed that some older devices won’t be receiving the clock. In a separate Twitter reply, TeamYouTube stated that the Roku Streaming Stick 2016 (3600X), 2017 (3800X), and the 2018 GEN6 with Voice Remote (3800RW) won’t be receiving the clock at all. Technically, the Roku Streaming Stick 3600x and newer models are still listed as supported devices by YouTube TV. With this in mind, and even though a device is officially considered supported, it still may not receive the live guide clock.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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2 replies on “YouTube TV’s Live Guide Clock Is Still Rolling Out”

I noticed last week, the week of 12/20/23 thr clock suddenly showed up on my Sharp Roku TV and my Samsung TV. However by 12/26/23 it is no longer on my Samsung TV, but is still on my Roku TV.

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