YouTube now plays 1440p videos on the LG G3

The first globally-available device from with Quad HD display a well-known manufacturer, the LG G3, is putting to shame the plethora of flagships that sport displays with a mere resolution of 1080 x 1920. The 5.5-inch screen of the G3 comes with a spectacular resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and although some apps and games are not yet compatible with the device, Google wants to make sure that the undoubtedly-coming crop of Quad HD devices can make full use of their displays.

If you are a proud owner of an LG G3, then rejoice, as YouTube now allows you to behold spectacular 1440p videos on your device. This nifty functionality arrived via a recent update and if you are flaunting a G3 flagship, but unable to watch such videos, then you should probably wait for said update to land on your device. Naturally, non-G3 devices won't see such an option in YouTube's recently-added video quality menu.

source: TalkAndroid via MobileBurn

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1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I had the 1080p option on my Nexus 5 but it's gone, nOw. :/

15. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Same here My Nexus 7 used to have 1080p option and its gone now.

2. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I guess it depends if the video supports that feature? I watched some videos and still have the option of the 720p and 1080p. Haven't seen 1440p yet.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

4. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Nope. Still see 1080p and lower :-\

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Weeeird. Because it is in 4K

23. ecologer

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

A nice way to sneak in Sony Z2 in an article about LG G3 :)

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol yeH.

6. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

1440p videos will make my phone network's data cap go bye bye in no time at all.

7. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

why did you erased the "Is Android really 64-bit ready?" article?

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

You need an 8.4+ inch device in order to enjoy a YouTube Quad HD content! The G3's screen is so small you'd be hard pressed to tell whether it's playing a 1080p or a 2k video.

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Look at comment #12 below. By the way, the high res display is there for people to enjoy, not to force their eyes to tell the individual pixels.

9. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

But still no 1600p support for Google's own Nexus 10? gj

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I can only watch videos is 720p on my Nexus 5 :-\

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Ahhh.. Another data eating feature added.

12. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

i have 1440p playing on my LG g3! It is a very colorful and crisp clear view.

14. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Strange..but 1080p playback still isn't available for my Nexus 5. Hmm. Anyone experiencing this issue on their 1080p device?


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

well hello u good looking young man xD

17. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Err, okay Mr donut

18. phonekang

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

Some of the comments are overlooking what this really means.The1440 res is relative To the G3 and proper playback conditions. A Nexus can't playback a 1080. Res without a video recorded at that speed on a compatible device with a network band with capable of the consistent speed to keep the resolution at an optimal performance level. The device alone doesn't won't guarantee performance.

19. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I just want to be able to play nba jam on my G3, and witness the acrobatic dunks in QHD!

20. Ethos unregistered

no difference at all guys ... my vid .. ;

21. Calcium

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

It's reallllllly hard to find a differences

22. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The great QHD screen from LG that's extremely dim and relatively inaccurate compared to some 1080p screens on the market?

25. strenki

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2014

last night I had update to YouTube app (version 6.0.13) and now I can watch 1440p quality. you can`t watch 4K (2160p) on LG G3. "just" 2K (1440p)

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