YouTube Premium Gets Higher Video Quality SharePlay Support And More

Google has introduced a bunch of new features for YouTube Premium subscribers. YouTube launched audio tracks in different languages for creators in February.

The latest update includes five fresh additions, such as enhanced 1080p resolution and other exciting enhancements. The newly announced features for YouTube Premium Subscribers as follows:

Enhanced Video Quality on iOS: YouTube is launching an enhanced bitrate version of 1080p HD video quality for Premium members on iOS, with an experiment coming to the Web soon as well. This enhanced 1080p quality setting will provide extra crisp and clear videos, particularly for videos with high detail and motion.

Queuing on Phones and Tablets: Take control of what to watch by queuing videos on your phone or tablet. YouTube Queuing now allows Premium members to decide exactly what video they want to play next, giving them complete control over their viewing experience.

Watch YouTube Together on Android and iOS: Premium members can host Google Meet sessions on Android devices where all attendees, whether they are Premium or free users, can watch YouTube videos together. Soon, this experience will also be available for FaceTime users on iOS via SharePlay, so you can enjoy YouTube with friends and family no matter where they are.

Jump Back into YouTube Across Devices: Premium members can now continue watching YouTube videos from where they left off, even as they switch between Android, iOS, and Web devices. This feature allows for a seamless viewing experience without any interruptions.

Keep the YouTube Experience Going Offline: With Smart Downloads, Premium members can automatically add recommended videos to their library while connected to Wi-Fi, making them available for offline viewing. This allows for on-the-go viewing without the need for constant searching, while also discovering new content.


The YouTube Premium features will be rolled out in the coming weeks, joining the existing features that go beyond just ad-free viewing. These additional features include background play for watching videos with a locked screen, offline downloads, and access to YouTube Music Premium.

YouTube Premium is priced at $11.99 per month (Rs. 129/month in India), offering a comprehensive package of benefits for a premium viewing experience.

Announcing the updates, YouTube said,

If you are one of the 80 million Premium users or trailers, you can enjoy many exclusive features and benefits on YouTube. They include more control and access, no ads, offline and background play, and uninterrupted music. Here are some of our latest Premium features for pro users — and some new updates you can try today.