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Last week we told you that a change in the latest YouTube app allowed better control over the resolution when streaming, and now two new (and requested) options have been added — 1080p and 480p streaming.

You'll need to have the latest YouTube app, and be watching a video uploaded in the supported resolutions, but changing things is simple. Start your video, tap the three-dot overflow menu in the upper right. On screen, you'll see a gear icon — tap it and choose your resolution.

These are server side options so you'll not need a new app, but they haven't rolled out to everyone just yet. Keep looking and let us know when you see more choices!

Source: +Joshua Worth

 
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ruhban says:

Soon it'll add 4k too! #G3

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reportillo4 says:

Are there any 4k phones out yet?
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thatguy97 says:

No

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bubbly1724 says:

Qualcomm's 805 development tablet is 4K at least.

xlDeMoNiClx says:

4k screens no, but the Note 3 and every flagship for this year can record in 4k.

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asaini007 says:

I honestly didn't expect them to add this.

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dumbcow1 says:

For some reason. It still caps me at 720p on videos. It said on the update that 4.2 and above will have higher resolutions. So....what's up with that?

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asaini007 says:

I'm not seeing the option yet either

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Jay Holm says:

Me neither.

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amrovi2014 says:

Me neither

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tonybyatt says:

"These are server side options so you'll not need a new app, but they haven't rolled out to everyone just yet."

FortTech101 says:

Yeah. We're still waiting.

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TuxRug says:

It took me until yesterday before it let me get the update with 720p. I have a Nexus 5 and even non Google Play Edition phones were starting to get 4.4.3 update and I was such on 4.4.2 until I pushed it myself over adb. Maybe I'm at the bottom of the staggered rollout pool.

From the article: "These are server side options so you'll not need a new app, but they haven't rolled out to everyone just yet. Keep looking and let us know when you see more choices!"

Deke218 says:

I saw the option yesterday but it's not on every video. This video had the option.

http://youtu.be/TGtWWb9emYI

mak916 says:

Where do I go to change resolution?

David Horgan says:

Did you read the article? Jesus......

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newboyx says:

From the article :

You'll need to have the latest YouTube app, and be watching a video uploaded in the supported resolutions, but changing things is simple. Start your video, tap the three-dot overflow menu in the upper right. On screen, you'll see a gear icon — tap it and choose your resolution.

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David Horgan says:

He didn't read the article. Think he's going to read this?.......

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NoNexus says:

Just curious, do you know where I go to change the resolution

:-p

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Hey guys... Not sure if I am in the right place. How do you change the resolution on the new YouTube app?

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NoNexus says:

I asked the same thing but no one wants to answer. You would think that there would be an article on it. You know, a how to guide. If only there were a place on the Internet to research questions like this

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Voxophone says:

Tap the three dots at the top right of the video, hit the gear icon, and voila! Resolution options.

NoNexus says:

Sorry Vox, we were just messing with him. Well at least I was, not sure about Joe there...

:-P

I keep hitting input on my TV and nothing happens. What channel is the youtubes on?

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NoNexus says:

Well it depends, you have to set the rabbit ears on UHF and have them in 9:37 and 12:16 position. Should be on one of the upper channels, like 9

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Voxophone says:

Ah, gotcha. I didn't read the whole thread (my bad), I just saw people asking so I thought I'd help! ;P

NoNexus says:

No worries, thanks for not doing the jury thing and actually being helpful

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Jonneh says:

Dude you are so jury!

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NoNexus says:

Nice... Yeah autocorrect screwed me on jerk

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Colvin99 says:

+1 to both of you. One of the best comment threads ever... Two people teasing each other, and it didn't degenerate into name calling. Again +1

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+1

mak916 says:

I see we have a smart guy here!

mak916 says:

Thanks. I misread the article.

All I can say is "Wow" - SMH. People, please READ the article and not just the headline. It's a staged roll out. Everyone will not have the option at the moment. Just be patient.

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NoNexus says:

Someone wrote an article about this? Who? Where can I find it?

DavieH1888 says:

What is this YouTube you speak of?

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NoNexus says:

OHHHH...that is how it is spelled? I went to utube and it was not good...lots of spam

Clak says:

This may be the funniest comments section I've read here. Rabbit ears... loool

Man... I finally got the last update for 720p, its gonna be forever until I get this update...

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Finally...

Eagerly awaiting the update...

Kaiser Droid says:

Wonder if 144p and 2k will be added soon...

xlDeMoNiClx says:

When 8k becomes a thing you can probably expect it then.

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blessedred says:

That actually is in a tv. I think Sharp was the brand maker. I seen a video about it at CES.

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pjs312 says:

144p is an option

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Kaiser Droid says:

How unobservant of me.

CHRISGG says:

Yay I finally got it :)

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Jay Holm says:

I still haven't gotten the update that enables 1080p.

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novahob says:

Updated YouTube app and on my S2 I get resolutions144, 240 & 360. I was hoping I'd get more like in the past. However I'm sure the best resolution was 360 before the update.

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wyelkins says:

After reading this, I tried it out. It really works good for me since I am on Boost with iffy coverage at home and I got throttled 2 weeks into the month. Now, I can watch YouTube again. I usually don't need a 720p picture anyway. No buffering to speak of at the lower resolutions now. I wish Netflix would allow this.

Roaders says:

I assume this doesn't work if you're casting. Would be great to specify what resolution you want to cast...

rfmike says:

I got the updated YouTube app on my HTC One M8. Luckily enough I'm still on unlimited data so I can watch as much YouTube videos I want it Amazing 1080p.

As for the question about people showing off 4k or even 2k videos on YouTube... Yes MKBHD records in 4k.
I will include a link below about his view of the 2k LG G3.
LG G3 QHD Display Review!: http://youtu.be/yAyR_YHEZ_c

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No update yet!

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llkj11 says:

Nexus 7 2013 and no 1080p here. Quite sad because this is Google's own flagship tablet.

glc650 says:

720p is still the highest res i see (Nexus 5).

Mo ZedEl says:

Still waiting for the 1080p option for my nexus 5

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movielover76 says:

Haven't seen any content on YouTube that needs more than 720p, Netflix or amazon video are the types of places I think higher resolution matters
I don't have a 1080p option on my nexus 5 yet and honestly in don't care.
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