YouTube has been playing with the default resolution for videos on its platform since the start of the pandemic. Excessive bandwidth consumption This forced half the planet to remain confined to the house, YouTube established that videos were 480p by default, and changes were then introduced.
Be careful, this didn’t mean that we couldn’t see the videos in high resolution but that they appeared at 480p when opened. Now we can do the same too, we can decide the resolution of the videos when we open them
How to set the default resolution on Youtube for Android
As we mentioned, YouTube is now releasing the feature that allows us to choose the quality we want videos to have by default in their apps. It’s over that some videos come out in one resolution and others in another, or that they all appear in the maximum resolution allowed by our connection even if we don’t want it.
In the new options introduced by YouTube, we find four possible selections:
- Automatic selection, which will allow YouTube to continue to function as it has so far, choosing the resolution for us based on the strength of our connection or other factors.
- The highest, which will force YouTube to choose the maximum resolution at which the video is available by default.
- Saving data, and the opposite effect will be produced, always selecting the minimum quality.
- Advanced, to be able to select the quality you want, and this is the option that interests us.
So, to be able to choose the default resolution in our application (once it is updated with the new functionality), we will only have to follow the following steps.
- We open the YouTube app on our Android mobile.
- Click on our avatar, in the upper right corner.
- We choose ‘Setting’.
- Once inside, we select ‘Video quality preferences ” (This is the option that YouTube introduces in its latest version of the app).
- We will just have to choose the resolution we want both for the data connections “On mobile networks“as for connections”With WiFi “.