YouTube Premium now supports 1080p offline video downloads

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Aug 02 2019
YouTube Premium now supports 1080p offline video downloads

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YouTube Premium option to download 1080p videos was spotted by a Reddit user.

Right now, YouTube Premium subscribers can only download videos up to 720p.

The new feature will be available in most Premium markets soon.

YouTube Premium subscription provides benefits such as, videos without ads, playing videos in the background, and downloading content locally. The company has tried to gain subscribers, but it has made some very strange choices in what features that subscription actually has. One of these strange choices include the omission of downloading videos in resolutions greater than 720p. However, it seems like YouTube Premium is now raising that limit to Full HD quality, that is, 1080p.

The ability to download videos and store them offline in 1080p was spotted by a Reddit user. It was first spotted on iOS but then the feature was also seen on Android. The support is slowly rolling out in supported markets on both Android and iOS - it has been confirmed by The Verge, who reached out to YouTube for comment. The spokesperson of the company said, “It’ll be available in most Premium markets, with more being added soon.”  However, you cannot download videos in even higher resolutions if you have a device with a 1440p display or even a 4k display.

YouTube Premium has more perks than just downloading and storing online videos. It also includes ad-less videos and Youtube Music Premium. YouTube also offers video downloading for free in some regions. However, it is still unknown if those regions will also get the 1080p video download option. 

Back in May, the company also announced new student subscription plans in India Students who are eligible to opt for the plan can subscribe to YouTube Music Premium at Rs 59 and YouTube Premium at Rs 79 per month. Standard users need to pay a monthly fee of Rs 99 and Rs 129 to get premium access to YouTube Music and YouTube respectively. In contrast,  Apple charges Rs 60 monthly to students who buy an Apple Music membership.

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