YouTube Premium to Offer SharePlay and Enhanced 1080p Video on iPhone

YouTube Premium subscribers will soon have access to SharePlay and an enhanced 1080p video quality option with a higher bitrate on the iPhone. In a blog post today, YouTube said both features will be available in its iOS app "in the coming weeks."

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SharePlay will let you watch YouTube videos with friends and family while on a FaceTime call together, while the enhanced 1080p option will make videos look "extra crisp and clear," especially when there is a lot of detail and motion, according to YouTube. The standard 1080p video quality option will remain available to all YouTube users.

Other perks available to YouTube Premium subscribers starting today include an option to queue videos in the iOS and Android app, the ability to continue watching a video where you left off when switching devices, and an option to have recommended videos automatically downloaded while on Wi-Fi for offline viewing at a later time.

YouTube Premium costs $11.99 per month in the U.S. and provides ad-free video playback, the ability to play videos while using other apps or while a device's screen is locked, an option to download videos for offline playback, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

ShivneelSingh Avatar
11 months ago
The only reason I have YouTube Premium is to eliminate the ads. Totally worth every penny.

The other features are simply nice perks.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SW3029 Avatar
11 months ago
Honestly, YouTube Premium is the only streaming service I find value in day-after-day. YouTube creators put out so much quality content across such a wide array of subjects and interests. I find myself watching YouTube on my Apple TV more than Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Prime, and HBO Max combined.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 months ago
I really don't like paying for YouTube Premium. I feel like the price can be lowered. $4.99 per month maybe?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 months ago

The only reason I have YouTube Premium is to eliminate the ads. Totally worth every penny.

The other features are simply nice perks.
I think you can save lots of money by downloading Adblocker. This one is really good. Skips all ads instantly.

https://getadblock.com/en/block-youtube-ads-with-adblock/
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BradWI Avatar
11 months ago

Am I missing something? Do I have to pay for YouTube premium to watch 1080p on iPhone?
Did you read the story?

"The standard 1080p video quality option will remain available to all YouTube users."
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aftermath747 Avatar
11 months ago

I think you can save lots of money by downloading Adblocker. This one is really good. Skips all ads instantly.

https://getadblock.com/en/block-youtube-ads-with-adblock/
Only works if you’re watching in a browser. About 99% of my YouTube watching is in the app, whether it’s iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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