On the YouTube mobile application, two new settings were invited to adjust the quality. We can now choose to force the best quality or save mobile data.
So far on the YouTube application, only two choices were offered to us to adjust the quality: either we accepted that the application decides for us by pressing automatic or selecting a given video quality.
Now, two options have been added to refine this choice a little. We, therefore, come across four possibilities by opening the quality tab in the youtube application. The first, which we already know, is the “Automatic” mode. It will take care of changing the quality of the video according to the bit rate received.
NOT YET FULLY DEVELOPED
The second, “High Quality”, announces that it uses more data. By clicking on it, connected in 4G, we ended up with 720p or 1080p. For people who want to control their mobile data usage, the third option, called “Data Saver”, seems ready. It promises lower image quality. But by selecting it, we ended up with 360p, admittedly, and 1080p on another attempt.
Finally, for those who would like the same quality, choosing the fourth option allows selecting a quality that goes from 144p to 2160p, that is to say, from 4K.
These new features have been incorporated into the quality preferences, which can be found in the application options, which allows each video to be launched with the same setting. Unfortunately, the fourth option is not available in preferences, which means that anyone who wants to send all their videos in 4K will have to change the setting manually each time they watch. Pity.
These new quality checks usually are already deployed on your application. If not, you may need to update your app.