Aug 08 AT 5:29 PM Dima Aryeh 3 Comments

YouTube for Android now has 1440p support for LG G3 users


YouTube for Android only supported 720p playback until recently. The HD icon symbolized 720p HD, and even those with 1080p displays couldn’t crank up the resolution any higher. But with a fairly recent YouTube app update, selectable quality levels were finally included. You could select the actual resolution for playback. And soon after that, 1080p became an option.

But with the new LG G3 out, there’s a new display resolution in tow. The 2560×1440 resolution on the device bests the top quality available on YouTube for Android, despite some videos on the site being available in up to 4K quality. Luckily, YouTube for Android is now rolling out a feature to allow 1440p playback on mobile devices that support it.

In the next few months, we’re sure to see more and more WQHD devices released. This will make the feature useful to more and more people. It’s definitely great to be able to watch high quality YouTube videos at the proper resolution, though doing so on a mobile network is sure to result in huge hit to your data cap.

Via: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Nate B.

    Nice. Hopefully sometime in the feature the OS itself will be optimized for 2K screens. Not that it matters to me, but it will do the screen justice.

    • Yahel

      Youtube is not giving me the 1440p resolution option in my LG G3.

  • Smith

    LG G3 takes the screen resolution to the next level with its 5.5 inch QHD display. I have LG G3 from last 2 weeks and impressed with its 3000mAh battery that once fully charged on Multi Port USB Charger, runs all day long with normal use.