Will Verduzco · Jun 4, 2014 at 09:30 pm

[APK] YouTube 5.7 Finally Lets You Pick Streaming Resolution

Although we’re approaching the end of the day here on the Eastern seaboard of the US, Google Update Wednesday still continues strong. Earlier today, we talked about rather substantial updates to Chrome Remote Desktop, Google Hangouts, and Google Translate.

Now, we’ve got one more update to share, and that’s YouTube 5.7. The last time we saw a YouTube update was version 5.6.36 in the middle of last month. Today’s update brings us up to version 5.7.36, and it packs one very important feature: user-selectable streaming resolution. As pointed out by XDA Forum Member  RedInuYasha, this is something that the iOS version of the app has had for quite some time.

For the last several years, ever since HD resolution support was added to YouTube, web users have been able to select the exact streaming resolution for their videos. Unfortunately, however, mobile users only had the option to enable or disable HQ/HD. But with this update, the HD/HQ button has been removed, and instead it has been replaced with a cog wheel that once clicked, allows users to select their streaming resolution manually. Just like the webapp, the YouTube 5.7 defaults to “Auto.” But if you’re feeling brave about your bandwidth and monthly data quota, you can now manually stream in HD goodness as long as you’d like. Unfortunately, though, several highly anticipated features such as background audio are still apparently on the backburner.

As always, this update is gradually making its way out to consumer devices via Google Play Store. But of course, not every device will get the update in the initial wave. Luckily, we’ve gone ahead and mirrored the update on our Dev-Host account for your early access, sideloading pleasure.

[Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter MihirGosai for the tip!]


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 27, 2015 at 04:13 pm · 2 comments

Should You Get Wear? Wearer’s Practical Observations

Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...

XDA NEWS
GermainZ · Mar 27, 2015 at 01:15 pm · 2 comments

SlimRoms: Updates on the Horizon

SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Mar 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm · 3 comments

Your Favorite Wireless Charger?

Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.

DISCUSS
Share This