YouTube gives you more control over the video resolution
YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming apps in the world, and millions of people rely on it every day for news and entertainment.
However, not everyone may have the same preferences or needs when determining the resolution or quality of streaming videos.
New server-side settings help reduce data consumption a little while watching video on the go.
Besides the resolution set in the video player, you can now switch between three separate modes that favor either video quality, data usage, or whichever works best for your current internet connection.
Until now, users had the option to either select the broadcast quality individually or Auto, which automatically changed the quality depending on the speed of the Internet connection.
And newer controls provide a simpler set of new options for users who don’t understand video resolution.
The first option is the higher image quality, which uses more data to deliver better quality broadcasts.
Although YouTube did not clarify, but the new option offers a resolution of 720p and above.
And if you use limited data, you can choose the second option, Data Saver, which sets the resolution to a maximum of 480 pixels, and can drop to a minimum resolution of 144 pixels.
The automatic option is still there, and it dynamically adjusts the streaming quality based on your current internet speed to provide the best experience.
There is also an advanced option that lets you select a specific resolution you want the video to be played in and you can set the resolution to 4K.
This option must be activated for each video that you watch separately, and you cannot choose to play all videos at a certain resolution by default.