YouTube has now added even more video resolution controls and options for mobile devices.
Not very long ago, mobile YouTube consumers had little to no control over the resolution of the video's they watched, which was frustrating to say the least. YouTube figured that most people wanted the best video quality possible, regardless of their data connection, so "auto" was the only option available. This meant that, if you had a decent connection, you'd always watch content in the highest resolution possible.
But then they realised that consumers wanted more control over this matter, not only for better image quality but more for data saving purposes as well. So YouTube implemented full control over user resolution by offering the following resolutions options:
- 1080p (HD)
- 1440p (HD)
- 2160p (4K)
But, now, there has been another change that YouTube has implemented for their mobile users. The majority of their consumers are not familiar with standardised resolution numbers, or what the "p" means after the number and how "progressive scan" may affect their viewing experience. So YouTube has now simplified its resolution control options to "Auto", "High Picture Quality" and "Data Saver Mode". For more advanced users, there is an advanced controls submenu where you can still find all your favourite manual resolution options.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Later Clips, on YouTube's New Video Quality Controls...