YouTube, the gateway for most of the multimedia world, is now getting even more features with the YouTube TV adding something almost every user could enjoy.
Sometimes, one of the reportedly most important apps on Google can be quite left behind when it comes to a particular feature that was once special but is now often expected from streaming services, 4K resolution. However, it seems like YouTube TV is starting to think about how they can compete with other streaming platforms by offering boosting the quality of streaming.
Does YouTube have 4K?
The said quality of the image that YouTube now offers on a number of platforms is said to be strongly related towards how good the internet connection is, but this still mostly matters when users are watching videos on the go. As long as users have a smartphone at hand that can support 4K resolution, users can then watch the YouTube videos in HD, only if the internet, of course, would permit this.
Starting this current week, YouTube actually added the very same 4K resolution option towards Android devices that won’t actually be able to support it. If the user’s smartphone has either HD or Full HD resolution display, people could theoretically watch the said 4K videos on their YouTube.
Can you live stream 4K on YouTube?
Now, this still won’t really mean that the actual video that users are watching will be running on 4K resolution on the simple FHD+ display. However, the videos that users will be watching in 4K resolution will then seem to have somewhat of a higher fidelity when they reportedly ran on some lower-resolution displays.
Thanks to the downscale, the reported image is actually sharper and users might even have a better experience when watching a video in 4K resolution on a particular FHD display instead of watching the exact same video on yet another lower resolution. Although Google has yet to confirm the expected new changes, there’s already a whole thread over on Reddit where users are discussing the different benefits of being able to have this particular high-fidelity option in order to watch YouTube videos.
For those that don’t have a smart TV yet, it’s probably time to get one. The Hisense 50-Inch Class H6570G 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV is one of the go to choices that people can pick up. For those that want to go overboard, however, the Sony Z8H 85 Inch TV: 8K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility allows more than just 4K but rather 8K which might be overkill but for those with big homes, this might be a good buy.
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