Official YouTube app update - breaks HD over LTE?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Travisimo, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    I have an iPhone 5 on Verizon. A few days ago the official Youtube app was updated. Before the update, I was able to view Youtube videos in HD when I was connected via LTE. However, since the update, all videos play at ultra low resolution (jaggies everywhere) with no option for HD. Switching to WIFI clears this up and the videos play fine in HD.

    I can, of course, go to the web app in Safari and the videos play fine in HD there too over LTE. However, I prefer the app's interface and responsiveness and it was working perfectly before. Did Google do this to push us to the web app? Is a bug with the latest update? Did Apple or the carriers force Google to place this restriction to reduce data usage?

    I have even gone so far as to install Unrestrictor on my Jailbroken phone to force the app into thinking it's on WIFI. However, it doesn't appear to be working with this latest version of the Youtube app because even after enabling it in Unrestrictor, the videos play in the same low quality.

    Trying to get some feedback on others' experiences with this?
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    i watched a video last night and it was HD as far as i could tell. crystal clear, not jagged at all.
  3. T4R06, Mar 4, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013

    T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    no dice either, before the update the 3G unrestrictor is working now its broken. so i did download protube extension for youtube and im back in business. also, you can download videos too
  4. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Yep, thanks, the extension is working for me as well! I still seem to have to manually select a higher quality video each time I play one using the gear icon, but it's better than no HD at all via LTE!

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