YouTube Music is a mobile app that offers a tailored interface for music streaming (similar to Apple Music and Spotify). It allows you to browse through music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations. Now, Google has added a new option that allows Android users to control the quality of streaming. Read more to find How To Control Streaming, Download Quality On YouTube Music
YouTube Music users will now be able to control the quality of streaming and downloads. You can also choose between downloading audio on mobile data and on Wi-Fi. Google has added new options in the Settings menu as ‘Quality controls’. However, the company has not specified the bitrate for each option.
The new update is currently being rolled out for YouTube Music on the Android OS. The new settings will allow audiophiles to manage their data plans/ when streaming alongside maintaining the highest possible quality sound.
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How To Control Streaming, Download Quality On YouTube Music
- Install the latest version of the YouTube Music app on your Android device.
- Navigate to the “Settings” menu > Downloads.
- Now, choose from four options – Low, Normal, High, and Always High.
- You can also choose between downloading audio on mobile data and on Wi-Fi networks.
Additionally, a Video Quality setting with the option Audio Only allows you to set the streaming service to only store audio.
- Navigate to the “Settings” menu > Storage.
- In the video quality section, choose from three options – Audio only, Medium – 360p, and HD – 720p.
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So far, the Google streaming service is not a big competition to the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. However, the addition of new features might make it more attractive to music lovers. Google had promised a more consistent update cycle for YouTube Music in August.
The search engine giant also stated that YouTube Music is soon adding a feature to store music on the internal storage or the microSD card. It already offers offline support for mobile and desktop users. Users will also be able to filter out artists.
In May, the company was reported to be hiring music experts across the world to make the music streaming subscription more locally “authentic.” YouTube Music offers advertising-free access to millions of songs and videos at EUR 9.99 (approx Rs 800).
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