YouTube Enables 4K Video for Only Premium Subscribers (Experiment)

YouTube allows users to upload, view, and share videos. Anyone can upload videos, but users must have a Google account to upload videos. YouTube also has several features, including channels, playlists, and subscriptions. Also, YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing website.

According to Alexa, YouTube is the second most popular worldwide website after Google. It has over one billion active users, and over 300 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute.

4K video resolution option on YouTube marked as Premium

Earlier this month, YouTube was experimenting with the idea of making 4K resolution exclusive features for YouTube Premium subscribers.

Some YouTube users on Reddit and Twitter said they discovered that the word “premium” was next to the 4K option on YouTube. However, this was just a small number of people. Initially, YouTube tested the idea of locking resolution of 4K and additional premium services. 

Still, this act would assist in adding a new exclusive feature to YouTube Premium, which could entice additional users to subscribe to its service. YouTube’s aggressive Premium subscribers push something that has been referred to before. However, it would bring out a feature from free users who had access to the option since they implemented it early in 2010.

But, thankfully, YouTube has reversed this idea. According to a recent tweet from the official Team YouTube account on Twitter, the company has stopped its 4K experiment.

YouTube has not mentioned any official tweet about why it stopped the test. However, the company has confirmed that all users who can easily access it, whether Premium subscribers or not, should have access to the 4K option again.

“We’re working hard to bring Ultra HD content to everyone, and we’ll keep you updated,” YouTube said in a tweet.

With the experiment now over, hopefully, the people over at YouTube will believe in something better to offer Premium subscribers rather than taking something away that’s already been established as free.

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