YouTube Music for Android gains new streaming and download quality controls

YouTube Music for Android gains new streaming and download quality controls
Google promised last month that it will bring new features and improvements to YouTube Music more often, and today's update is one of the updates that fulfills that promise. The new streaming and download quality controls added in the latest update were announced back in August, so they're not really a surprise.

To make use of the new streaming controls, simply head to Settings and tap “Audio quality on mobile network” or “Audio quality on Wi-Fi.” Each of these new settings have four options: Low, Normal, High, and Always High.

There are also some new download quality controls available in the Downloads menu. You'll see a new “Audio quality” option that offers further adjustments like Low, Normal, and High. In addition, a “Video quality” should enable users to set the streaming service to only store audio.

The official changelog in the Google Play Store hasn't been updated to reflect the new changes, but they're probably rolled out in waves, so make sure you have the latest version of YouTube Music.

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2 Comments

1. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

"The official change-log in the Google Play Store hasn't been updated to reflect the new changes" Google and most major companies are so f**king lazy to update their own change-log it's pitiful. They've spent X amount of human resource (hours) to update their products but can't spent 30 seconds to tell us what's changed or what's new besides: bug fixes and performance enhancements...that's great, but what bugs or features have you fixed?!

2. emcdonald75

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Google is so f*****g lazy not to update the YouTube Music app and the Google Podcast app to support Android Auto. Apple's music and podcast apps support Apple Carplay. Google should have never released new audio streaming apps without Android Auto support. Also, why doesn't background audio for YouTube doesn't support Android Auto!? Give me a break!

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