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Google looking to bring 1080p video buffering support on YouTube for Android

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Google has been surprisingly cautious with the YouTube app for Android app by not allowing users to stream content on HD while on a cellular network. However that changed recently with an update to YouTube which allowed users to toggle between streaming quality. However, the 1080p and 480p options were still missing from the list with the video quality maxing out at 720p. But it seems like Google is looking to bring support for 1080p and 480p streaming as well, with some users already seeing the option on the YouTube app.

Currently, if you want to switch to a better quality than 360p, it jumps directly to 720p with no viable alternative in the middle. So the inclusion of 480p is welcome as well.

As of now, only a select few are reportedly able to see this option. This indicates that Google is testing the feature and might bring the feature to the app soon. However, we can’t tell how long it will take for Google to officially bring support.

But if you’re seeing the new set of options, make sure you let us know by dropping a line below.

Source: Play Store – YouTube

Via: Android Police

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