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YouTube confirms that 4K videos will not be exclusive to premium accounts

The platform confirmed that all users will be able to watch videos in this quality without having to pay.

A few weeks ago several users commented that in Youtube They were seeing an ad that asked them to have a premium account to watch videos in 4K resolution. However, the platform confirmed that this test has ended and will not be implemented.

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Answering a question from a person in Twitter, the official account of the video application of Google assured that all users will have this resolution enabled regardless of whether or not they pay the monthly subscription.

“We have completely disabled this experiment. Viewers should now be able to access 4K quality resolutions without the need to be a Premium member.”

YouTube confirmed that content in this quality will be available to all users.
YouTube confirmed that content in this quality will be available to all users.
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In tests carried out a couple of weeks ago on some accounts in USAwho wanted to see a video in the highest resolution on Youtube It gave them a notice asking for the subscription and only allowed them to watch videos up to 1440p. This happened on cell phones, computers and tablets.

This test is added to the one that the application tried in September to show 10 ads in long videos, to motivate users to subscribe, which finally did not happen, but the test lasted no more than a few days.

Benefits of YouTube Premium

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According to data from Googlein 2021 the platform had 50 million paid users in its subscriptions, which include three formats: Premium Lite, Premium and family.

Each of the levels offers the option of not having ads in the videos, but the last two have the particularity of allowing playback in the background, downloading content and access to Music Premium.

This will be enjoyed in the base application, both on mobile devices, televisions and computers, as well as in the YouTube Kids app that is focused on children’s content.

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The platform confirmed that all users will be able to watch videos in this quality without having to pay.
The platform confirmed that all users will be able to watch videos in this quality without having to pay.

How to do the name change on YouTube

The first thing to note is that the platform is just taking this to the whole world, so it is not available in all countries for now. In addition, at the moment it can only be reserved and the change will be reflected until the end of this year.

Another important point is that to make the modification an email must arrive warning of this novelty or a notification must appear on YouTube Studio which leads to the section.

If either of these two things happened, the option will be enabled through the ‘Choose an identifier’ button, which will be located at the top. Clicking there will take you to the user creation section to find information on where that new name will be used and how the channel name will differ.

To make the change, you will have to go to the text box where the nickname created by the application appears and you will only have to delete it to write a new one. The limit is 30 characters, giving the option to add numbers, dashes or periods.

Of course, it will be necessary to take into account that if the name already exists, it cannot be generated and another must be considered. When it is ready, the page will indicate it with a green icon.

This is important because the platform generates the username depending on what the channel is called, which is not beneficial for some content creators and even for normal users who want to have that difference.

The change will be noticeable in several parts of the application: in the Shorts, when performing a search, in the comments and mentions and in the link of the channel of Youtube.

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