YouTube Music will soon offer separate audio and video quality settings for offline downloads

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Last month, Google launched its YouTube Music app in 17 different countries. The new service is meant to be a one-stop location for everything related to music, where people get access to the latest Albums, live performances, remixes, and covers. Google is constantly working on improving the experience with the app, both in terms of audio and video. Now, a new report suggests that there will be separate audio and video quality settings for offline downloads.

9to5Google reported the news after taking a good look at the code contained within the latest APK 2.39 version of the app. The website reports that the new version of the app will have different quality controls for both audio and video downloads. This seems to be a step-up considering the previous version, which only let users select between collective options of Medium audio with 360p video and HD audio with 720p video.

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The new update will allow users to select between three audio qualities – Low, Normal and High. The report doesn’t mention the video quality options, but it will most likely feature 360p, 480p and 720p, as they are the most commonly used resolutions.

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Besides that, it’s not sure when the final update will be made available to users. Citing the fact that they are already hidden under the current update, means that it could be released in the next few weeks. YouTube Music app hasn’t launched in India yet, and we’re not sure when Google plans to bring the service to the country.


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