YouTube adds video resolution controls and options on mobile

If you watch a lot of videos on your mobile then you are in luck. Because the YouTube app has added video resolution controls and options on mobile. This will put you in control of the way you watch and view your fav videos on Youtube.

The brand-new video resolution controls allow you to prioritize “higher picture quality that uses more data, or “data saver,” which lowers the picture/video quality when streaming videos on the YouTube mobile app.

YouTube adds video resolution controls

The latest update to the YouTube mobile app has now added further options beyond the incremental options and auto resolutions. Previously, the auto option was the only secondary selection you could make beyond the “advanced” or incremental options.

YouTube mobile app users can now select when connected to a mobile network or WiFi, whether they want videos to stream with “Higher picture quality” or “Lower picture quality. The low-quality resolution setting is termed as “Data saver” while the former says it “Uses more data.”

The video quality will change depending on your network or data connection conditions. The “higher picture quality” mode appears to cap out at 720p. “Data saver” will top out at 480p, but can drop as low as the very lowest 144p resolution offered.

Notably, the settings don’t have to be the same for WiFi or mobile networks. The YouTube mobile app can be set to play higher quality videos over WiFi, but use data saver when connected to a cell network.

Users are also able to choose just which option you want the video streaming app to default to when playing mobile and Wi-Fi networks from within the YouTube app Settings section. When playing a video, you can always use the “Advanced” tab to choose a specific video playback resolution – from 144p all the way up to 4K UHD.

This latest Youtube feature should be readily available across devices very soon. Make sure you’ve updated to the latest version on the Google Play Store. And don’t forget to comment down below.

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