Updated at 04:38 ET on Oct 18. YouTube ends its test, with the removal of the paywall in place for 4K video quality.
Here are some things you should know
- YouTube is reportedly working to offer Premium subscribers a 4K resolution option.
- Although testing seems to be very easy, many can still stream 4K content without a subscription.
- We don’t know how widely this test will be used or for how long.
YouTube appears to want to improve its video quality. YouTube has tested a 4K resolution option with a catch.
Reddit user Screen grabbed 4K for a video and made an early mention of this test. The 2160p resolution is accompanied by a tag beneath which states, “Premium · Tap to upgrade.”
This “test” is not widely known by YouTube. Both sides have their opinions. Some users can still see 4K videos even though they are not YouTube Premium members, while others cannot. This requirement was not found in our tests.
YouTube TV gained 4K resolution content available for streaming and offline downloads just one year ago. 4K Plus is a new membership package that costs $10 per monthly for the initial year. Then it will cost $20 per per month. Keep in mind, however that 4K Plus is an additional package to your base YouTube TV plan.
Google wouldn’t have a problem putting 4K streaming under the Premium paywall. This is especially true considering how large tech companies feel that economic pressures are affecting their revenues. Google stated that it was experiencing slower growth than anticipated and pointed to “economic headwinds”. It noted that YouTube’s advertisers are reducing their YouTube spending.
YouTube currently has two membership options: YouTube Music for $9.99 per month or YouTube Music for $11.99. This latter version offers more features than you might expect. It removes ads and allows users to stream videos or music offline.
YouTube is not sharing any information regarding the recent light tests of providing 4K resolution videos for Premium subscribers.
YouTube says it has lifted the paywall that was behind 4K video quality in its experimental phase.
Many YouTube users didn’t like the idea of having to pay extra for such high-quality videos. Official Twitter of the video streaming platform informed one user that the experiment had ended. They stated that everyone should now be able watch their videos in 4K resolution and not need YouTube Premium.
This experiment has been completely turned off. Our viewers will now have access to 4K quality resolutions even if they don’t belong to Premium. If you have any questions, we are available.October 17, 2022
Even though the testing was limited, YouTube Premium subscribers would provide users with an extra boost in video quality. free time.
Official Twitter account also answered questions about the test and received feedback, though we were not sure how widely it had spread. YouTube TV has made it clear that 4K resolution video is only for YouTube TV members.