YouTube appears to be rolling out revamped video quality controls on Android, providing users with an experience that’s easier to tailor to their liking.
Android Police was among the first to spot the new quality controls, which will allow users to select their default streaming quality for all videos, with options for “Higher picture quality,” “Data saver,” and “Auto,” the latter of which YouTube recommends. YouTube doesn’t provide a detailed explanation for each option, but the “Higher picture quality” option presumably plays content in 720p and above.
The data saver option is fairly straightforward and will likely play content in lower resolution. This is great for those who don’t have access to high speed internet or need to manage a data cap. Lastly, there’s an Advanced option, which will allow users to select a specific resolution. Android Police notes that this option is only for individual videos, which means you can’t make 4K resolution your default option.
As we mentioned, YouTube recommends the auto option, which will adjust the resolution depending on your connection. Users can still change the streaming quality of streams in player options for single videos. These same controls are available for adjusting video quality on mobile networks and WiFi.
For those who might not understand the difference between video resolution, these new streaming controls are easier to understand, and ultimately make the platform more accessible. Speaking of which, YouTube on Android recently got a revamped video player page with new gestures, providing users with an overall improved experience.
For example, as part of the revamp, the video player page now includes settings that are easier to access. A Closed Captions button now appears on the video player for easier access, while the autoplay toggle is also easier to turn on and off while watching a video.
GParted Live 1.3.1-1 Released
The latest update to the project’s Debian-based live CD image containing a variety of specialist disk partitioning and data rescue utilities: GParted Live 1.3.1-1 stable release. The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This release includes GParted 1.3.1,…
Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Updated Released
Back in April Devuan 4.0 alpha builds began for this Debian fork/downstream that aims for init system freedom by allowing Debian GNU/Linux to work without a dependence on systemd. Devuan 4.0 is tracking upstream Debian 11 quite closely with its changes. Following this weekend’s full…
Linux 5.14-rc2 Released
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.14-rc2 as the latest weekly test candidate of the maturing Linux 5.14 kernel. Given that it’s a week past the Linux 5.14 merge window, there isn’t any shiny new features to talk about but a lot of fixes. Some fixes/improvements…
WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” Released
Yesterday is an exciting day for the WordPress community because the release of WordPress 5.8 “Tatum”. So let’s see what’s new.
Sony Xperia 1 III Receive Android 12 update
Just the other day, we learned that Sony Xperia 1 III may only receive one major Android OS update. Sony has confirmed that it will not be the case. The phone won’t just receive Android 12, it may also get Android 13 although it wasn’t…
Best Linux Distro For Beginners and Experienced Users 2021
Each Linux distribution has its own uniqueness and features. It becomes best when it continuously improves in quality, features, user experience and security. The best Linux distribution – have to consider for beginners and experienced. Based on interest users can choose the their Linux Distributions….