If you pay for a YouTube Premium subscription every month, the good news is: you can now download videos for offline play at 1080p, which is higher than the previous 720p limit.
The changes were first tracked by Android Police, with the Full HD (1080p) version appearing when YouTube Premium users save and test videos on their phones.
You may still not see this option – perhaps this feature is slowly spreading in YouTube apps for iOS and Android. Before downloading, make sure you are using the latest version of the app.
In addition to never watching ads, offline download is one of the best parts of YouTube Premium, and you should see the difference between phones with big screens and high definition.
Number of pixels
There have been rumors since February that YouTube plans to update the maximum number of pixels to download, but now its engineers are finally facing it.
High-definition downloading certainly means more space on the phone, but it’s a trade-off for many. It is not yet possible to download 4K videos in 4K size.
While no official comment has yet been made by YouTube and Google, new and improved quality settings are emerging in all of YouTube Premium’s existing markets.
Subscribing to YouTube Premium also gives you access to Spotify’s rival – YouTube Music, which is slowly replacing YouTube Play Music.