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Google is giving out another free week of YouTube TV for that annoying outage last week

Better not happen again.

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YouTube TV is great when it works, but when it doesn’t, it can get really annoying, especially if you’re trying to watch a live basketball game. This is exactly what I went through when the service experienced an outage last week.

Yup, YouTube TV and all of its other services went dark for about two hours last week and it had folks lining up with pitchforks and torches, ready to burn the internet down. Thankfully, services were restored, but at what cost?

Well, thankfully, Google is doing the right thing and apologizing to users who were affected and offering them a free week of credit.

What YouTube had to say

“We’re sorry about the unexpected YouTube TV interruption on October 16th,” says a note to subscribers via 9to5Google. “We love our TV as much as you do, and our goal is to make sure that you can access your events and shows – whenever and however you want. To help make this right, we’d like to give you a week of free service.”

To score the $10 credit, you’ll have to claim it by 11:50 PM PT on Wednesday, October 24th. Additionally, users have to fill out a form found on the YouTube TV help page or reply back to the form that was emailed out to subscribers this past weekend.

Yea, it sucks to have your live TV service go dark on you, but hey, at least Google is doing the right thing by crediting users accounts with some free time.

Were you affected by the YouTube TV outage? Does this week credit make it right? Let us know down below in the comments. 

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