YouTube may reportedly restrict access to 4K videos to premium users only

San Francisco: Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube may reportedly restrict access to 4K videos to premium users only. According to MacRumors, some users on Reddit and Twitter have noted that they’ve started noticing this on iOS and presumably other platforms. YouTube Shorts Monetization: Google Now Monetizes Short Videos, Early Results Are Encouraging.

However, not all users see the 4K quality option locked behind YouTube’s paywall, and it’s unclear if YouTube plans to move forward with it. The standard YouTube Premium plan costs $11.99 in the US and includes ad-free videos, background playback, and the ability to download videos for offline viewing.

The platform recently said it is testing a new feature on its mobile app with its Premium subscribers that allows them to zoom in on any video. The latest experimental feature lets you use the pinch-to-zoom gesture for videos — and it works in both portrait and full-screen landscape modes.

To enable finger zoom, open the YouTube settings menu on your phone or on the website. If you subscribe to YouTube Premium, there should be a “try new features” section.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on October 4, 2022 at 12:23 IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, visit our website

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