Yeah for me the unlimited DVR is the only selling point for Youtube TV at this time. That may not even be as good as advertised if it doesn't function like a real DVR with Pause/FF/RW functionality. The channel lineup IMO is the worst out of the current 4 big name OTT services. The lack of support for any native streaming platform including Google's own Android TV is puts it even further behind the other services. Sorry there are some people that don't like casting.
Youtube TV seems like a rushed to market service that just isn't complete at this time.
why on earth does dvr even still exist. utterly unnecessary. youtube tv is a ridiculous service providing outdated functionality. just cancelled it after the trial. bleh.
DVR still exists because many people do not want to watch advertisements and a real DVR is still the best way to allow users to skip past advertisements. Of course Youtube TV supposedly kills this feature by forcing people to watch the On-Demand copy of shows, if available, which eliminates the ability to skip over advertisements. I guess people who don't see the need for DVR funtionality enjoy watching advertisements or are just nostalgic for the days before even VCRs existed. Also this has been stated many times, not everything is available On-Demand and there can be a significant delay before many programs become available On-Demand. I will repeat this again because many people just don't seem to get it, most On-Demand content contains advertisements that can't be skipped over.