YouTube is reportedly testing new video quality settings that will automatically adjust the playback resolution based on data-usage preferences. The options are reportedly being tested on a beta version 15.45.32. It is unclear at the moment if YouTube will be rolling this feature out to more users in the coming days. The branded will give customers the choice to pick out completely different default settings for streaming movies on Wi-Fi and cell knowledge.
- The new settings dropdown, currently being tested in beta, will be a departure from the current settings on YouTube that allow users to pick a specific resolution – between 144p and 4K – for streaming videos.
- The options that the new menu will reportedly include are auto, higher picture quality (more data usage), and data saver, along with an advanced option to choose a specific resolution.
- The report also does not specify if the video quality settings menu will be altered for all users globally or limited to certain regions.
- A new set of video high-quality choices, the YouTube video settings menu beneath testing may also specify the present decision of the video on high.