According to some affected users of YouTube TV, the problems initially seemed to be caused by the user’s internet connection – things like pixelated feeds and persistent backups. However, the company admitted that the buffering problem in its tweet is the cause of everything that is not working properly, noting that the problem may affect the YouTube platform, YouTube TV, and NFL Sunday Ticket. Reports of problems using YouTube have reached Downdetector.
Football fans can still watch the game through their local radio stations, but they assume they have a digital antenna. Unlike OTA broadcasts of major league games, YouTube TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket isn’t free — and, in fact, it’s an additional fee that comes in the hundreds of dollars a year on top of a regular subscription to YouTube TV. At the time of writing, YouTube TV is pricing NFL Sunday Ticket subscriptions at $349 per year, and requires the subscriber to pay $72.99 for YouTube TV per month.