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YouTube TV Website Added Support for Safari for macOS

Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mondal is writer at TechGenyz

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Watching Google’s service on the web comes with prerequisites. Officially it requires the presence of either Google Chrome or Firefox, but recently, support for Chromium-based browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, was also added. After years of mulling over the idea, YouTube TV has finally rolled out support for Safari for macOS. This new inclusion makes it easier for users to access YouTube TV on their Safari browser. Previously, whenever a user tried to access tv.youtube.com in Safari using their desktop, it directed the user to a set of instructions on how to set up the service on televisions and a link to the “Supported devices” help article.

However, YouTube TV now fully works on both the macOS Monterey and Safari 15.1. Users can fully access YouTube TV to browse or watch programming at up to 1080p on the base plan. However, not every function is available for this feature yet; for example, users can not take a screenshot of a live stream, as of now, but YouTube TV will hopefully add this feature in the future.

YouTube TV started rolling out the support for Safari on Friday, and it has taken some time, but the support has reached almost all the users. On the other hand, Google is yet to explain or comment on the expanded support, but the tech giant did mention that it is “working to bring YouTube TV to more browsers in the future.”  

The website works just fine on iPadOS 15 and it comes with the added bonus of a picture-in-picture feature. The picture-in-picture feature has been a site of contestation for iOS apps since it is something that has been consistently missing. However, the iOS developers will probably rectify it in the future. It is still unclear if mobile Safari will remain supported as Chrome for iOS does not work, and Google, obviously, encourages the users to use either Chrome or Firefox.


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