The Android Android app now lets you play 4K video on all mobile phones. What does it mean? Thanks to phones capable of shooting 4K video, there is now a lot of content on YouTube in this resolution. However, if you only have a 1080p display, you will not be able to play 1440p or 2160p video. But that is changing now.
Android applications YouTube and 4K and on all mobile phones
Yesterday, Google launched a new YouTube update. It is this that brings this new feature. If the video is available in 4K, you can play it on a phone with 720p or 1080p resolution. Most phone displays are just between 720p and 1440p, so YouTube limited the quality to the resolution of the display itself. We tested the function on OnePlus N10 5G and the content in 4K is normally accessible.
Of course, this doesn’t change the resolution at which you will view it. If you have a Full HD display, you will watch the video in Full HD. The content may be a bit sharper, but it will be even harder to tell the difference on the small display of the phone. But it’s nice that Google is finally offering this option.