Youtube Quality

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  1. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular

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    Why is it with AT&T iPhone 7 Plus you can NOT select a video quality when on LTE. It just says network decides. However on my Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus I can select the quality on LTE? Another hidden iPhone lock?
     
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    You can select Stream Saver through the AT&T app.
     
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    It has nothing to do with StreamSaver. It's been off since the first day they announced it.
     
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    Locked down limited software features the user can not change.
     
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    There's nothing like that. I can change quality of videos on my phone. Have you tried exactly the same video on both the devices ?

    Also, that's an app feature. Nothing to do with the device itself.
     
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    Yes on LTE it's locked and will not let me change quality on the iOS, however on the Android it lets me set 1080p with no issues.
     
  8. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    That could be a network limitation. Some of the features are configurable by the service providers. Have a word with AT&T.
     
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    If you open the YouTube application on LTE and select a Video then click the 3 dots to top right to change quality it's blacked out and will not let you. This option however works on WiFi.
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    I mean can you provide a specific video that you know of the type of quality you are looking for. Not all videos are of HD quality.

    Anyway, I tried it just now on a random video and it appears for me. [​IMG]
     
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    It's all videos. It doesn't allow you to change it to anything.
     
  13. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    I see, in that case definitely looks like something to do with your network provider to make you use less data.
     
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    It's always been like that. The only way to bypass it is to jailbreak or use another YouTube app like ProTube.
     
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    I find it funny how severely locked down iOS is. Simple things like this just plain suck.
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Again, its not iOS. Its your service provider, as you can see in the screenshot, i can change the quality of the videos.
     
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    Course if it wasn't uploaded at 1080p you can select all you want but can't get better than what the video was uploaded as. In the example 240p.
     
  18. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Indeed, that's why I asked the OP to give me a proper example but he said that it happens with any video. I find it hard to believe but then maybe the service provider is throttling the speed down so the YouTube app just knows what quality to play the video on rather than providing the options for lack of bandwidth.
     
  19. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bite, how is Apple limiting this? As opposed to Google, who's app this is, limiting it?
     
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    I just tried changing the resolution on lte and then wifi. Interesting, on lte I could not change the resolution, while on wifi I could. Never noticed that before. I use Verizon and don't know if this is due to the Youtube app, iPhone or Verizon.
     
  21. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Can't be either the app or the phone as you can see on my previous post that I get the option to change over cellular network. So I'm putting it down to the network.
     
  22. DarkSorrow82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea but your in a non US country so your APP Store could be different.
     
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    When on LTE or other cellphone networks,some carriers optimise resolution and frame rate to the possible connection speed. This feature has nothing to do with phone settings,it's done by carrier. If everybody was looking at high speed,high resolution video streams over the cellphone LTE networks,they would get overloaded.
     
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    These restrictions don't exist on Android. So why not restrict it to all?
     

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