YouTube tests the reduced video quality if you don’t pay
One of the Reddit users came across a new 1080 premium video quality setting along with improved bit rate. While it seems quite shocking for a platform to brand Full HD videos with higher than usual frame rates, but as YouTube is testing to block free users from accessing 1080p videos in 60 or 120 Hz, we can easily believe it .
YouTube tests downgraded video quality
The screenshot above shows Premium highlighted, which clearly gives us the idea that you need YouTube Premium to access this video qualification option. This isn’t the first time YouTube has done this, previously in October the company labeled its 2160p60 setting as Premium with the caption “Tap to upgrade.”
Some users have also reported that the bitrate of some YouTube content is lower, meaning the company is splitting 1080p videos into lower and higher frame rate levels to test this new setting. Plus,
If someone wants to opt for a $12 monthly YouTube subscription, you’ll get an additional free experience, access background playback, make offline downloading easier, and enjoy YouTube Music Premium.
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