Google has just released a new update for the YouTube app for iOS that adds higher resolution playback options for the iPhones with screens smaller than the 5.5-inch displays of the Plus variants.
So, the latest update is great news to users who are using the 4.7-inch and small 4-inch iPhones. To specify, the 4.7-inch screens can now display content at up to 1440p resolution, as long as the video is available in that or above resolutions, while the iPhone SE and other iPhones with 4-inch screens can now display up to 1080p resolution videos.
The bad news is that 60fps videos are still limited to 1080p resolution although Android devices equipped with Quad HD screens can display 1440p videos at 60 frames per second. Another downside is that the iPad line is still stuck with display maximum 1080p resolution although the latest versions come with a display resolution higher than 1080p.
The update also arrives with some changes, notably the new On the Rise tab that is added to the UI of the U.S version of the app and dedicated to emerging creators and artists.
It can be seen that YouTube’s decision to offer higher resolution options for small screen iPhones does make all the difference in the world for the owners of small screen iPhones. They will now able to have access to crystal clear High Definition content, which means they have the chance to watch 1080p videos when they are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
YouTube for iOS update is now available for download via the App Store.
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