YouTube TV is Bringing Back Its Improved Picture Quality With Enhanced 1080p & 720p





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Have you noticed a slight improvement in picture quality? You are not crazy as YouTube TV has been working to improve the quality of some channels and bring an improved 1080p experience to subscribers. This first rolled out in late March but was taken away because of some bugs. A few weeks ago, YouTube TV started to roll out once again, but now it seems to be far more widely available to subscribers.

Last night, multiple reports came that YouTube TV had started to roll out an enhanced 1080p and now 720p to the subscribers that had not had it previously. Not all subscribers have it, but it appears that more YouTube TV customers on devices like Roku and Apple TV have received the update.

With this, Google is bringing its new and improved 1080p picture quality to YouTube TV, which is the same improved 1080p that we have seen on YouTube for a bit now. Google did confirm to Cord Cutters News that this new Enhanced 1080p60 is coming to YouTube TV and Primetime Channel viewers that have a 4K-compatible streaming device when the rollout started. This will be YouTube TV’s highest-quality video they offer giving a clear view of what is happening in your game or movie. This is done by offering higher bitrates that give your TV more data to work with to make what you are watching look smoother.

Back in April 2023, YouTube TV started to test out improved picture quality. You will see an improved image now live on YouTube TV. Any 4K device that supports VP9 codec, a coding format developed by Google, should be seeing better HD images with a higher bitrate. The good news is VP9 is supported by many streaming players, including Rokus and Fire TVs. Google also said it will be working with the NFL to air all league games in 1080p and this will include a combination of original 1080p feeds along with upscaling some games from 720p to 1080p.

Now, though, YouTube TV is bringing its Enhanced 1080p from YouTube to YouTube TV that started to hit YouTube back in April 2023 on mobile and August on other devices. This advanced version of 1080p seems to be similar to what YouTube is doing by offering a crisper-smother image, especially for sports streaming. YouTube TV has promised higher bitrates for some time now, but now it seems to be rolling out to more devices, including the Apple TV.

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