YouTube has introduced again HD streaming to its cellular app for customers in India. Through the preliminary phases of the lockdown, it was introduced that streaming high quality on the app in India shall be restricted to SD (480p) to avoid wasting Web bandwidth. Now, it looks as if the restriction has been lifted and YouTube movies on the cellular app can be found to observe at HD, full-HD, and even larger high quality. Nevertheless, that is solely relevant when watching movies on the app utilizing Wi-Fi and cellular information viewing remains to be restricted to SD high quality.
The YouTube app now permits customers in India to observe movies in HD high quality when related to Wi-Fi. Relying on what high quality the video has been uploaded in, the standard settings now present choices for 720p, 1080p, and 1440p, in addition to the usual definition 144p, 240p, 360p, and 480p. Notably, the HD choices are solely obtainable when related to Wi-Fi as the identical video when seen on cellular information reverts to 480p high quality.
Moreover, this improvement seems to be for all YouTube customers and never simply the YouTube Premium subscription holders. This implies everybody ought to be capable of view movies in HD on the app. As of now, the Google-owned service has not made any official announcement for a similar.
Notably, YouTube on desktop has been in a position to stream movies on HD high quality and the restrictions have been solely applied for cellular app customers.
The SD streaming restriction was applied again in March in the course of the preliminary coronavirus lockdown to avoid wasting bandwidth. Not simply YouTube, however different streaming providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar had additionally executed the identical. Notable, it was said that YouTube will quickly default to SD high quality at 480p on cellular networks till April 14. However, this restriction nonetheless continues for cellular information customers.
However, now that YouTube has allowed HD streaming on the app when related to Wi-Fi, cellular information customers must also see the restriction elevate within the close to future.