YouTube is bringing a handy new capability to take your offline viewing experience to a whole new level.
Yes, the streaming giant has confirmed that it is rolling out the ability to download content at 1080p for its Premium subscribers.
Until now, the offline download quality was limited to just 720p.
Here's all about the new feature.
YouTube downloads have been limited 720p
YouTube's Android/iOS app has long been offering the ability to download videos for offline viewing.
The feature comes handy when there's no internet, but as many have noted, the platform doesn't offer a way to choose the quality you want to download at.
If a video is available at 1080p or higher resolution, it used to scale it down to 720p in downloads, automatically.
Now, the change is coming for Android and iOS users
Now, after a long wait, YouTube finally appears to be making the necessary changes.
The folks at Android Police have cited multiple reports from YouTube Premium users, claiming that they are getting a new 1080p option to select while downloading a video.
To note, soon after the outlet's report, YouTube also confirmed that the feature is being rolled out in select markets.
Is this option coming for Indian users?
YouTube has said that the new download option is being rolled out for Android and iOS users "in most Premium markets with more to come soon."
The site hasn't specifically detailed the markets, but Android Police's sources include users from India, which means that people having Premium subscription in India are definitely getting the ability to scale up their download quality.
Efforts to make YouTube Premium more lucrative
The move from YouTube comes as it tries to make YouTube Premium a more lucrative offering for people around the world.
In India, the service comes at Rs. 129/month and offers ad-free YouTube and YouTube Music, the ability to play videos in the background, and free unlimited access to YouTube Originals.
Meanwhile, YouTube Music Premium alone comes in at Rs. 99/month.