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YouTube now allows 4K video

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22 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

YouTube now allows 4K video

Online video streaming service YouTube Android app is now letting some users’ playback videos at up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

Although first noticed on the YouTube app v15.05.35, a report by XDA suggests the feature can be spotted on multiple recent YouTube app versions.

The report also suggests that the new feature is a system-side switch, likely making it an intentional addition and not a bug. Additionally, various users in a Reddit sub-thread have pointed out that the new change offers better video quality even on low res screens. “We tested the feature on a OnePlus Nord, which features an full HD screen. We managed to see and select options of up to 2160p 60fps video with HDR playback support,” the internet company added in the statement.