These new options will give users more choice in terms of which quality they want to stream a video in.
These new options have been rolled out as part of a server-side update to the mobile app that gives its users more options in terms of video resolution to view a video.
As part of the new options, YouTube now shows four options:
As before, ‘Auto’ is the default option that changes the quality of the streaming in direct proportion to the bandwidth speed.
Higher picture quality
The ‘Higher picture quality’ — as the name suggests streams a better resolution and therefore uses more data, which is unspecified.
The ‘Data saver’ is the exact opposite of the former as it streams lower resolution video and uses less data.
Lastly, the ‘Advanced’ option lets you specifically choose the resolution in which you want to stream the video. You can choose up to 4K here, but that you will be able to experience if your device supports it.
Right below these four options, YouTube also gives a link to set the default streaming quality for all videos too.
Here you will find segregation on the basis of mobile data or Wi-Fi. In each case, you will get Auto, Higher picture quality and Data saver as the options. However, despite making your default choices, users will still have the option to choose a specific video playback resolution for each video.