YouTube Music could soon offer separate audio and video quality settings

YouTube Music could soon offer separate audio and video quality settings
Last month, Google finally began rolling out the revamped YouTube Music app to coincide with the launch of the newly-updated music streaming service. However, upon inspection of the code contained within the latest APK by 9to5Google, it appears the internet giant may already be working on some extra features for the new service. Specifically, references to separate audio and video quality settings were found within version 2.39 of the app, although these will seemingly be limited to downloaded content.

Presently, it's unclear which exact video qualities will be available but, if the current options are anything to go by, 360p and 720p seem to be the most plausible options. This is due to the limitations that can appear when the speed of the connection or the storage available on the device is taken into account. Anyhow, in addition to this, users will also be able to choose between High, Normal, or Low when it comes to the audio. 

At this point in time, it’s unclear when exactly the new quality settings will become available to YouTube Music users, although their presence inside the current release suggests they could be activated within the next few updates. Once this happens, it should provide users with much more control over what exactly they download. After all, in the current version of the app, users can choose between just three options: Audio only, Medium, which includes video at 360p, and HD, which downloads the content in 720p.

source: 9To5Google

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5 Comments

1. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Hell yeah! Finally!

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Much needed. I need a way to select audio only as default so that videos don't play when I'm listening to YTM in the car.

4. wburbage

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 11, 2018

There's already a switch that does this. In the upper right corner, next to the menu icon, there's a red toggle button. Flip that over to the right and that should give you audio only and it defaults to where it was when you previously closed the app.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Still waiting for YouTube Red to become available in Canada.

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I am still waiting for a Google Store in my country :-D

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