YouTube for Android now giving 4K playback option even if don't have a 4K screen

19 February 2021
This is a server-side update and it remains to be seen how many devices are supported.

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  • Anonymous

JustSomeRandomGuy, 19 Feb 2021Question I have a 1080p screen on my phone. Is there an ... moredownsampling 4k to 1080p makes it sharper than 1080p on 1080p.

JustSomeRandomGuy, 19 Feb 2021Question I have a 1080p screen on my phone. Is there an ... more if you have a data cap, yes
If no then no.

  • Anonymous

Newpipe already had this. Newpipe is a way better app than the official yt app and vanced with many more features and also doesn't spy on you.

Laughs in vanced

  • Anonymous

Third party apps have these features by default. Imagine paying monthly for it (back ground play) or being slowly dripfed with it (4k video playback on non 4kphones) lmao.

  • JustSomeRandomGuy

SEUL8TR, 19 Feb 2021Huge difference from 1080p too 2160P. Why you worried fo... morealright, I'll give it a shot, thanks!

  • Anonymous

Whackcar, 19 Feb 2021Most people aren't aware of YT Vanced though, or don&#... moreNewpipe for those who wanted to save playlists but dislike using a Youtube account.

  • AnonD-973296

Harpoon, 19 Feb 2021Oneplus 7 pro have 2160p option.ya in the camera

  • HRco

Just checked, available on my iPhone and iPad as well.

  • Harpoon

Oneplus 7 pro have 2160p option.

  • KadirSC

I was watching youtube always on 480p beacuse my device can just watch like that video after this update i can watch on 2160p

Jhon998, 19 Feb 2021Youtube Vanced had this a long time ago.Most people aren't aware of YT Vanced though, or don't trust installing sideloaded APKs.

Personally though, I've been using it since as long as i remember. I'll never switch back. It's just too good.

  • AnonD-973296

SEUL8TR, 19 Feb 2021You can't on 1080p screen, unless 1440p or 2160p S... moreya Xperia 1 II and sony's entire "premium" are the only phones that can take advantage of this feature

Socalteknique, 19 Feb 2021I saw this option last night on my P30 Pro. I'm not su... moreYou can't on 1080p screen, unless 1440p or 2160p

Sony is the only phone with 4K screen.

Shady69, 19 Feb 2021i can barely play videos at over 360p (on phone or laptop) :3You have a budget phone, cheap.

JustSomeRandomGuy, 19 Feb 2021Question I have a 1080p screen on my phone. Is there an ... moreHuge difference from 1080p too 2160P.

Why you worried for bandwidth? Don't you have unlimited WiFi or Internet?
I have unlimited Internet, so browsing a 4K 2160P video for 5 minutes consumes 1.9Gb data, that's sucks a lot off data, where's 1080P is half off that.

I'm a premium user , I pay £11.99 a month.
I always switchvto 1440P or 2160P on Sony XZP 4K screen.

  • JustSomeRandomGuy

Question

I have a 1080p screen on my phone. Is there an actual tangible difference if I watch Youtube in 4k? wouldn't that be just a waste of bandwidth?

I have an A50, I noticed I had the option for 4K60fps when I opened the remastered version of Rickroll which was released 2 weeks ago. My friend with his note10 lite however cannot open 4k60fps on the same video

i can barely play videos at over 360p (on phone or laptop) :3