Streaming services are a real trend in today’s entertainment industry. Many users have begun to prefer streaming services because it has proven to be much more convenient than traditional TV and cheaper than going to theaters or buying each movie separately. All you need to do is pay for a subscription and install the streaming app on your device, and then you get unlimited access to the content included in your plan. However, many people prefer regular TV but, at the same time, don’t want to bother with cables or antennas. For such users, there is a convenient service, YouTube TV.
YouTube TV is a service for streaming television. This means that you also pay for a subscription, but you don’t get video on demand but online access to TV channels. This is convenient if you prefer classic TV and you have a Smart TV. Although YouTube TV is an excellent service, users sometimes have problems with it. For example, recently, I have often noticed complaints that the picture on YouTube TV is blurry for many. Let’s find out why this happens and what can be done about it.
Why your YouTube TV can be blurry
Let’s start by understanding why you may have problems with a blurry pictures on YouTube TV. There are several reasons for this. They are divided into system problems and hardware problems. Before you solve this problem, you should study the possible causes. However, if you are not interested, you can skip to the next section, where you will find instructions on how to fix this bug on YouTube TV. Let’s take a closer look at the causes of the blurry picture.
Video stream quality
The problem with the blurry picture is often related to the fact that some channels transmit the signal, not in 1080p but much lower. Because of the low resolution, the picture can deteriorate very severely. This is especially true for large screens on your TV.
Low video quality can also be because you have a slow Internet, and playing the stream in higher quality is simply impossible.
The app is out of date
If you rarely update apps on your smartphone or smart TV and set-top box, they can quickly become outdated. This may cause the old app to not communicate well with the servers; accordingly, it cannot receive a good-quality picture so everything will be blurry on your screen.
Bug in the app or system
Also, the blurry picture on YouTube TV is often the result of bugs in the application or on the playback device. This problem is usually easy to fix if it’s a system bug. If the bug is critical, you need to wait for a hotfix from the developer.
Breakdown of the streaming device
Problems can often arise from damage to the connector, which transmits the picture to your TV. Or with the screen itself in case you watch YouTube TV from your Smart TV. This problem will be more challenging to solve because you will likely have to change some parts or the device itself.
How to fix blurry YouTube TV
Now I suggest you consider what the easiest and fastest fixes for a muddy picture on YouTube TV are. You should try these fixes and find the one that works for you. If none of them helped, but you could figure out what the problem is, then you should contact support for YouTube TV or your streaming device (if that’s the problem). Let’s take a closer look at all these solutions.
Update the YouTube TV app and your device’s operating system
You should first go to the app store on your device and check for updates for YouTube TV. If you see that there are no updates for the application itself, then you should look for updates for the operating system of your device. Most often, problems with the image and other bugs are just because of outdated software and bugs associated with it.
Check your connection to the Internet
You should also check your Internet connection and the number of devices connected to your access point. You can use any speed test or streaming service to do this. For YouTube TV, you need at least 4-5 Mbit/sec for streaming 1080p. If your internet speed is lower, you can limit the number of connected devices or connect to another access point.
Check if your device is working properly
You should also check to see if your device is working well. Try it with a different streaming app and see if the picture is cloudy. If the problem repeats in other applications, then the problem is with your device. If this is the case, you should try to reset it hard and reinstall YouTube TV.
Reinstall the YouTube TV app
Often, system bugs and errors are related to the fact that you accumulate too much temporary data or that applications conflict with each other. To avoid such problems, you can reinstall the YouTube app and you will start it from scratch.
If none of this helps and you can not understand the problem, then you’d better contact YouTube TV support and describe your situation in great detail. They can most likely help you find a non-standard solution to your problem.