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Update for YouTube Android app allows users to select video quality
The 5.7 update of the YouTube app for Android allows users the quality of the video that they view themselves determine. Users can choose between 114p, 240p, 360p and 720p. There is still some uncertainty about the availability of 1080p
The option for 1080 would not be visible on some devices, but according to Android Community get to other users with a Galaxy Note 3 have the 1080p capability. In addition to selecting manually, there is an option added that the app based on the speed of the Internet connection automatically determines the quality of the video is playing. Previously, users could only choose in addition to the regular display for high quality. The new option is accessible via the menu where previously all the quality was selected. The update will be rolled out over the course of Thursday and will be available for all Android instruments with Android version 2.1 or higher.
Google has started early this year to the performance of ISPs measured via YouTube videos. The test measures the throughput of the Google videos and the quality in which they are played. The measured network performance are published in so-called Video Quality Reports which were initially only available in Canada. However, these reports are not yet available in the Netherlands.
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