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YouTube TV, the streaming service, is suffering from some annoying problems. Many users report that the fast-forward button is not working properly.

According to user reports, when they press the 15-second fast-forward button on YouTube TV, the show they are enjoying returns to the beginning.

At times, pressing the fast-forward button may take you to another show. This has generated annoyance and frustration among many YouTube TV users.

Fast-forward button on YouTube TV is taking some users to the beginning of the show or to a different one

Users report that this annoying YouTube TV bug can occur on any platform, without distinction. While it doesn’t always happen, it does happen often enough to cause a lot of annoyance.


According to multiple reports (1, 2, 3, 4) from users affected by the bug, this can occur both when touching the fast-forward button and when executing the action through a voice command.

Taking into account the above, there is a possibility that a bug is directly affecting the YouTube TV fast-forward command, causing it to restart the show, or directly skip it. However, this is yet to be confirmed.

A bug that has been happening for many weeks

It also seems that this bug has been around for a long time among YouTube TV users. One of the reports claims the following:

This bug has been driving me crazy (a short trip, my wife says) for many months.

However, a lot of reports related to this matter have emerged in the last month. This could be due to the fact that the appearance of the bug is being much more constant lately.

Other related issues with fast-forward button/command on YouTube TV

Some reports also point out that the bug with the fast-forward command in YouTube TV can appear in other ways. For example, in some cases, when you press the button, you only get an eternal buffering screen.


In other reported cases, the user would not even have to press the button or activate the fast-forward command. Sometimes, the show may be automatically skiped with a few minutes to go.


YouTube Team recommends users to send feedback

Among the replies to the reports, a YouTube community manager recommends affected users to send their feedback to the YouTube TV team. This way, they will be able to investigate the matter and work on a solution faster.


For now, users can only wait for the YouTube team to find the source of the problem, and that the fix does not take long to arrive.

Once there is new news on the matter, we will update this article. You can also check our detailed bug/issues tracker dedicated to YouTube.
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