YouTube has started asking clients to subscribe to Premium to watch 4K videos
You could soon need YouTube Premium for more than dumping advertisements, background playback and attempting new features. As MacRumors notes, clients on Reddit and Twitter have seen that YouTube is requesting that a few watchers move up to Premium to watch videos in 4K resolution. It’s not satisfactory which nations, gadgets or videos are impacted, yet this will not be exciting assuming you were expecting better compared to 1440p on your PC or tablet.
It’s unsure on the off chance that this is a test or more extensive rollout. We’ve asked YouTube for comment, and will inform you as to whether we hear back. Premium regularly costs $12 per month, or $120 per year.
A move like this doesn’t be unexpected. YouTube guaranteed a combined 50 million Premium and Music subscribers last September. That might seem like a great deal of clients, yet it’s a humble sum contrasted with paid media services like Spotify Premium (188 million clients as of the second quarter) and Netflix (220.7 million). In theory, locking 4K videos behind YouTube Premium could spur sign-ups and make it a bigger revenue source for Google.