YouTube Update on Premium
YouTube update brings up another feature to the Video hosting site, namely an update to choose video quality downloads up to Full HD. Although, this update currently only exists on the YouTube Premium application.
When will this YouTube update takes effect?
As quoted from CNET on Saturday (08/08/2019), a YouTube spokesman said, the update will be available in “most Premium markets”, which will come in the near future. Although currently this update is already available for the Android and iOS platforms in India.
As is known, on last February 2019, there are rumors circulating that YouTube is preparing to increase the download quality limit to 1080p aka Full HD.
YouTube Premium was first launched in November 2014 as a Music Key which only offers ad-free music streaming and music videos.
Then the service was revised and relaunched as YouTube Red on 31 October 2015 by expanding its scope. In addition, several enhancements to features are also offered such as removing advertisements, downloading videos and integrated chat features.
Offline downloads are one of the premium perks offered to subscribers that pay $12/monthly for YouTube’s Premium subscription. It also offers access to YouTube Music Premium and removes all ads from videos.
While the 720p resolution download limit might suffice for a few years back, many phones right now already exceeded the 720p resolution, for example the iPhone X and XS.