After announcing that 4K streaming of YouTube TV channels is coming, it is now the Android mobile application of the largest video portal in the world that is receiving great news: the ability to select 4K as the resolution on any phone. Understand how this YouTube change is already working and how it can improve the quality displayed on your phone screen.
This news is coming to all Android devices with the latest version of the YouTube app installed, which now supports streaming up to 2160p regardless of the screen resolution. Before that, the application was limited to the hardware available on the device, where only devices with more expensive screens supported 4K resolution, such as the Sony Xperia 1 II.
That way, now you won’t be stuck at 720p and 1440p that most Android phones offer, but it is worth saying that this new feature does not make their screen 4K, so you will still remain stuck at the maximum resolution that your phone can offer. The most that watching videos at 2160p on a lower screen can do is to result in slightly sharper images, but which are still limited to the device’s hardware.
Anyway, this is a good addition, as it will allow users to have more options when choosing which setting will have the content watched, even if their smartphones do not effectively support it.