YouTube may allow its Premium subscribers to watch videos only in the best quality
Viewers are able to watch videos on YouTube Premium, which was originally known as YouTube Red, without having their viewing experience disrupted by commercials and while having the ability to play advertisements in the background. Downloading any video seen on the website is also an available option, in addition to receiving free access to YouTube Music and other perks. It would appear that only YouTube Premium users will soon be able to watch videos of the highest possible quality on the platform. According to a post on Reddit, YouTube is now testing 4K video playback, which has a quality of 2160p. This feature will be available for YouTube Premium subscribers only. This suggests that only customers who have subscribed to the premium service will be able to play videos.
Streaming will only be available up to a maximum resolution of 1440p for users who do not have a premium subscription. According to a screenshot that has been circulating online, the video quality section will display all of the available quality options for a certain movie, and if the video is 4K (2160p resolution), it will only be available to Premium users. Non-Premium users will not have access to this option. Only users who subscribe to YouTube’s premium service on either a monthly or yearly basis will have access to videos at the highest possible resolution, which includes any resolution that is higher than 4K, such as 8K.
For those who are unaware of this fact, YouTube has supported the playback of 4K videos for at least ten years already. Despite this, it appears that only a small percentage of consumers have 4K configured as the default streaming quality on their devices even now. Full high-definition, sometimes known as 1080p, appears to be the current standard in the business. YouTube may have noticed this trend and is now reportedly profiting from it, despite the fact that the majority of its viewers have not yet upgraded to videos with a resolution of 1440p or higher. There have been reports that the feature is being tested, but YouTube has not verified that this is the case.
Let’s hold off on using this feature until a YouTube representative can confirm that it is available to premium subscribers. YouTube has previously tested a total of 12 advertisements that users on the platform may ignore. In a later disclosure, the company stated that these commercials would only be made available in a particular style known as “bumper ads” and that the duration of each advertisement would be six seconds.