YouTube is Now Asking Users to Upgrade to Premium to Watch 4K Videos

YouTube is Now Asking Users to Upgrade to Premium to Watch 4K Videos

YouTube may now require users to avail Premium subscription to make 4K streaming exclusive on the platform.

The world’s biggest video streaming platform is apparently looking into putting up a paywall on 4K resolution videos to increase revenue, according to Android Police.

YouTube Is Testing Out A New Strategy

For the past few months, Google has been experimenting with its approach toward YouTube and its Premium subscriptions, but this new step might just be the nudge they need.

YouTube’s income and revenue have been mostly coming from ads, but this time around, Engadget reports that YouTube is trying to ask users to get Premium for $12 a month for a better quality of streaming.

WCCF Tech writes that some YouTube users noticed that the platform had resorted to locking 4K videos for Premium subscribers only on iOs and other platforms for limited accounts.

YouTube’s paid subscription for Premium includes ad-free viewing, offline consumption of video and song downloads, and background plays to let them have an uninterrupted experience, Tech Crunch reports.

9 to 5 Google says that this is the first time YouTube locked higher quality video, somewhat reminiscent of the Stadia Pro subscription, which only allowed subscribers to play in 4k resolution and HDR colors.

Google’s Little Experiment Makes Rounds On Reddit

Android Authority claims that over the last month, users on Reddit have been posting screenshots of YouTube’s update, but only a limited number of users have access to it.

Those who are part of Google’s experimental group say that a Premium option to stream at 2160p started appearing in a number of videos in certain locations.

This move by YouTube did not come as a shock to its users because YouTube already used to separate the more high definition content from 4K content by tiers for subscribers of YouTube TV, Android Authority added.

However, Android Police is saying that limiting 4K viewing into YouTube Premium will be regressive because subscribers might not appreciate its full extent.

Conversely, the streaming platform will benefit a lot from it since it limits bandwidth usage, saving 56% data, but increases the company’s revenue, Android Police reports.

The Paywall Raises Apprehension

Over the past few years, YouTube has tried to implement several methods to convince and convert free users into subscription-paying ones, even trying to play unskippable ads before a long video.

This time, the platform is allegedly hoping that with a price of $12 a month, viewers will be lured into the convenient viewing experience Premium has to offer along with HD streaming, WCCF Tech writes.

However, WCCF Tech also believes that it will be to YouTube’s detriment to ask users to pay for features they previously could access without a paywall.

Last year, Google accumulated a total of 50 million subscribers across YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, which garnered them $6.87 billion in revenue, Tech Crunch reports.

Last week, a new program that lets users subscribe to add-on channels like Showtime, HBO Max, NBA League Pass, and MLB.TV on YouTube TV without having to purchase a base plan for $64.99.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Neowiz Reveals New Details On Puzzler Oh My Anne

Neowiz decided to drop some new details about one of their new upcoming mobile games as we learn more about the puzzle title Oh My Anne. The game was originally ... Read more »

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung Smartwatches existed before the Apple Watch arrived on the scene in 2015, but they were more a novelty ... Read more »

How to Download Multiple Photos or Videos from Telegram

Picture this: your friend shares multiple pictures of your recent get-together on Telegram. Even though Telegram can auto-download pictures or videos in the Telegram app, these will not be saved ... Read more »

Google Says Smartphone Companies (Including Itself) Did Not Patch Month-old Android Security Flaw

Google notifies users that five previously reported security issues affecting Android smartphones to remain unpatched despite being brought to the attention of a number of smartphone makers. Unpatched Security Flaws ... Read more »

China J-20 Stealth Jet Deliveries Being Enhanced; Number of Units to Exceed US F-22 Raptors?

China’s J-20 stealth jet deliveries are now being enhanced, thanks to the new pulsating production lines. (Photo : Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)Chinese J-20 stealth fighters ... Read more »

2023 Mitsubishi Triton GSR review

7.1/10Score Score breakdown 7.0 Safety, value and features 7.3 Comfort and space 6.8 Engine and gearbox 7.0 Ride and handling 7.3 Technology Things we like Loaded with equipment Impressive off-road ... Read more »

Walmart's Cyber Monday Deals Are Here. Check Out the Best Discounts So Far

Apple products, robot vacuums and TVs are among Walmart's biggest Cyber Monday deals. Read more »

This 3D-Printed House Only Takes One Day to Build

University of Maine You can 3D print almost anything these days. We see electric bikes and entire homes created with all types of different materials. Speaking of houses, researchers from the University of Maine ... Read more »

Marvel almost made someone else the new Black Panther in Wakanda Forever

Wakanda Forever is heading into its third weekend at the box office with $580 million already in its coffers. That makes Black Panther 2 a very successful MCU movie that ... Read more »

The Galaxy S23 series may be far better than the iPhone 14 lineup

The smartphone market is split between iOS and Android. On the other hand, there are devices from dozens of various manufacturers that are suited for any budget in addition to ... Read more »

Coca-Cola and Renault trolls Tesla and its partnership with Pepsi

Tesla announced a partnership with Pepsi for electrick trucks – the Tesla Semi. Ahead of the release, Coca-Cola is operating with its battery-powered Renault trucks. Coca-Cola manages to become the ... Read more »

Horario Metro hoy ¿A qué hora cierra este domingo 27 de noviembre?

Horario Metro hoy ¿A qué hora cierra este domingo 27 de noviembre? Conoce a continuación cuál es el horario del Metro de Santiago este domingo. Uno de los transportes públicos ... Read more »

Coins make a solid case for the existence of Emperor Sponsian

Our newly published research authenticating coins of the “Roman emperor” Sponsian drew some critical comments in your pages from Richard Abdy at the British Museum (Coins study suggests ‘fake emperor’ ... Read more »

Edtech: Honing critical thinking in the metaverse

This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on November 28, 2022 – December 4, 2022 Critical thinking is a desirable and valuable skill that has a ... Read more »

Vivo S16 and S16 Pro coming soon! Check specs here

Vivo certainly is done for 2022 when it comes to the flagship segment. The company recently introduced the Vivo X Fold S in the foldable segment with Snapdragon 8+ Gen ... Read more »

In Pictures: Sir James Dyson inaugurates the opening of the Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios

1 / 7 The Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios is one part of a $3 million investment by the James Dyson Foundation into STEM and engineering education in Singapore. We originally reported ... Read more »

12 Early Cyber Monday Deals You Can Grab for $10 or Less

These budget-friendly stocking stuffers are worth picking up while they're on sale. Read more »

The Best Apple Cyber Monday Deals Now Live After Black Friday

Plenty of Apple deals are live even if Cyber Monday hasn't officially begun -- but they won't last forever. Read more »

Scientists may have finally figured out why Venus is such a hellscape

Ancient Venus may have looked more like Earth than previously imagined. New research suggests that Earth’s neighbor may have once looked more like our own planet and less like the ... Read more »

Intensifican campaña contra violencia a la Mujer con App "Mujer Alerta"

Suma ya 17,510 usuarias, está disponible en los sistemas iOS y Android, al descargarla se puede enviar una alerta en segundos y recibir atención inmediata de las fuerzas del orden ... Read more »

Golden Globe actor James Brolin shares what made him 'look better' in older age

“I’m at a party at a friend of mine’s, and one night Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reese [were] there,” Brolin began. “Laird said, ‘Why don’t you come on up to ... Read more »

Hyperkin to Release a Modern Version of the Xbox 360 Controller

emodpk/Shutterstock.com Around 17 years ago, the Xbox 360 flooded into living rooms and basements everywhere, along with its iconic controller. Now, the popular gaming peripheral and retro accessories manufacturer Hyperkin ... Read more »

5.4 million Twitter users' stolen data leaked online — more shared privately

Source: AI-generated by Dall-E Over 5.4 million Twitter user records containing non-public information stolen using an API vulnerability fixed in January have been shared for free on a hacker forum. ... Read more »

Honor 80 GT to launch in December

Honor recently unveiled the Honor 80 series in China. The lineup brings the Honor 80 SE, Honor 80, and Honor 80 Pro. The devices are quite interesting bringing up to ... Read more »

On the console: Netflix’s Stranger Things

On the console: Netflix’s Stranger Things This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on November 28, 2022 – December 4, 2022 Move aside, extravagant 3D gaming ... Read more »

Summary of 15 effective video editing software on phones

Video editing software on the phone Simple, easy to implement is an information that many users are interested in in the process of using the device. If you are also ... Read more »

Waspadai Peretasan Melalui GPU Mali di HP Samsung, OPPO dan Xiaomi

Tribunjogja.com – Kini banyak cara dilakukan hacker untuk memperoleh data pribadi seseorang. Peretasan ini tak hanya dilakukan melalui laptop, namun juga melalui smartphone maupun tablet. Baru-baru ini,�Google�mengungkapkan bahwa celah keamanan ... Read more »

Apple's M1 MacBook Air Gets Massive Cyber Monday Discount for Limited Time

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have brought huge savings to Apple's popular laptop, the MacBook Air. Read more »

One of the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals is $150 Off the Pixel 6A

Get your hands on Google's budget-friendly Pixel 6A for just $299 thanks to this early Cyber Monday offer. Read more »

SpaceX launches Dragon spacecraft to send suppliers to ISS

On December 26, Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent the “Falcon 9” rocker carrying the “Dragon” spacecraft to Kenned Space Center in Florida. The goal was to transport suppliers to the International ... Read more »

Dyspareunia 'early indicator' of ovarian cancer - Major difference with early detection

“Catching cancer early often increases the chances of effective treatment,” said Dr Ooi. “And we should all be aware of changes in our bodies, no matter how subtle they are.” ... Read more »

2023 vs. 2022 Nissan Maxima: Is the New Model Worth the Price Bump?

When deciding between two model years of the same car, it often doesn’t seem to matter unless there are significant changes involved. For the 2023 model year, news from Nissan ... Read more »

The Best Gifts For Coffee Lovers This Christmas

Masson/Shutterstock.com We’re big fans of coffee at Review Geek so you can be sure that we have some awesome ideas for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for the coffee lover ... Read more »

[VIDEO] AI Vocal Clones Can be the Future of the Music Industry, Ask Holly's 'Digital Twin'

Dolly Parton’s first hit single, entitled “Jolene,” is characterized by a haunting melody and somehow repetitive lyrics. Since its release in 1973, a number of artists have already made covers ... Read more »

8 Best Buy Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Amazon Can't Beat

You can score massive discounts on laptops, blenders, smart speakers and more ahead of Cyber Monday. Read more »

Xiaomi 13 render confirms a flat OLED screen

According to reports, the new Xiaomi 13 series will finally launch on December 1. Xiaomi is yet to disclose the launch date, but the leaks went ahead. The smartphones have ... Read more »

Realme 10 Pro+ Pricing Tipped In a Meme Posted by VP Madhav Sheth

The Realme 10 Pro and Realme 10 Pro+ were launched in China last week. Both devices are slated to launch globally on December 8 and this should mark the date ... Read more »

Affordable Used SUVs With the Most Technology for the Money

This list is for you if you need all the latest tech in your SUV but don’t want to pay new car money. These are three affordable used SUVs with ... Read more »

This Is What the New 2024 Subaru Impreza Looks Like

Subaru dropped a surprising new crossover at the L.A. Auto Show. In bright red, it debuted the new 2024 Subaru Impreza, which ditches the sedan shape and looks more like ... Read more »

Top NFL Promo Codes and Betting Offers: Cash in for NFL Week 12

Shop around for the best sports betting promo codes available in NFL Week 11. Getty Images New York Post readers can take advantage on loads of fantastic betting offers and ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network