YouTube has rolled out 4K support for Android users.
This means that now users can stream videos in 2160p or 4K.
Currently, Android users can stream up to 1080p because 1080p is the standard resolution on most smartphones.
Now Android users will have the opportunity of watching videos in 2160p or 4K.
Previously, Google had presented the resolution to 1440p for Android users even when uploading the video in 4k. The feature was already available on iOS.
As per XDADevelopers, Google is combining a new streaming alternative to YouTube on Android devices. The report affirms that the company had approved the new streaming option via a server-side update.
This means that mobiles that have support for 1080p or 720o can now watch videos in higher resolutions of up to 4K and HDR.
iOS got HDR IN 2019 and rolled out 4k rolled out 4 K with iOS 14.
Reddit user Liskowskyy posted a screenshot of the YouTube app with a 2160p streaming option despite the screen resolution.
Found the new video resolution in different versions of the YouTube app on Android.
A Reddit user pointed out, “YouTube is granting you the amount of data required to stream 4k. As a result, the image will seem sharper/have higher fidelity, even on a 1080 or 720p screen with a smaller resolution. Though it’s tough to tell the difference on a small phone screen.”
He also added that he could recognize the new streaming option on the high-end and the budget phones.
“Every phone I own appears to be having the same thing, it’s both a feature or a big ole bug. I can even play 1080p videos on my A01, which has a 720p screen,” he stated.
YouTube appears to have rolled out the new streaming option despite the screen resolution.
For example, if your phone has a 1080p screen, you will be arranging the videos in 1080p only. However, if you choose a higher resolution, the images will get better and sharper.
The Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5, begin with 1080p displays, but now they can stream 4K videos. It is also essential to note that to watch videos in 4K, users would need a good internet connection.