YouTube is the most popular video streaming application in the world, and many of us depend on it for daily news and entertainment. However, not all users have the same preferences or needs in determining the quality of the video to be streamed.
Thus, YouTube has launched a more comprehensive set of streaming quality controls that allow users to customize their video viewing experience.
Until now, users only had the option to select broadcast quality manually or automatically, which automatically changed the quality according to the speed of the Internet connection.
The new controls offer a more detailed set of control options and adapt to a much larger range of user preferences for a total of four options.
The first is High image quality which uses more data to provide better quality graphics. YouTube hasn’t confirmed yet, but it will likely bring 720p and above.
But if users are using limited data, they can choose the second option, which is Quota saver. This automatic option is still around and will dynamically adjust the streaming quality according to the bandwidth.
Finally, there is an Advanced option that allows users to choose a specific resolution in which to play the video and can set the resolution as high as 4K.
Unfortunately, the last option has to be enabled for each video individually so users can’t choose to play all videos at a certain resolution by default.
The new streaming controls appear to be widely available for Android and iOS users. If you haven’t seen it yet, try updating the YouTube app via the Play Store or getting the latest APK Mirror update as reported by Android Police.