YouTube for Android now allows you to choose video streaming quality, finally
posted by Peter K. / Jun 05, 2014, 3:09 AM
Strangely enough, this option has been around on the iOS counterpart of YouTube for some time now. It was high time to implement it to the Android version of YouTube, Google!
This update will bring your YouTube app to version 5.7 and will enable you to stream at 144p, 240p, 360p, 720p, and 1080p. Additionally, there is an "Auto" option, which chooses the best possible quality based on your current Internet connection. The streaming quality of the video playback can be adjusted from the Settings menu, which is in the upper right corner of the video you are watching.
As usual, the update will be rolling out in stages, so it may not hit your YouTube app right away. Oh, and by the way, we are still waiting for that nifty offline video playback that was promised back in November.
Download: YouTube (Android | iOS)
source: Android Central
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posted on Jun 05, 2014, 3:17 AM 14
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Now they just need to add a floating window and a minimized mode so I can uninstall Viral
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 4:04 AM 2
Really you are super late will it kill you to do a Google searchhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
Here you go off screen now you can listen to whatever you want with the screen off
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 4:52 AM 0
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Is clearly stated on the top of that page: "How I installed it: ** Remember: Your device must be capable of 1080p/720p video decoding and ROOTED, unless YouTube is not preinstalled as a system app! • Removed /system/app/YouTube.apk".....
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 6:14 AM 5
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I hate this app. I wish i could uninstall it :(
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 3:18 AM 0
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What's wrong with it? Official, looks good, works well, nothing wrong IMO.
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 4:18 AM 5
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Long freaking overdue, Google! And what on earth is that absurdity with serving iOS first ?? Smh
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 4:34 AM 1
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Maybe because they make more money from iOS, you think?
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 5:52 PM 1
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posted on Jun 05, 2014, 4:51 AM 3
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Thanks for pointing that out.
posted on Jun 05, 2014, 6:04 AM 1
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