Most of us are living at home due to the coronavirus epidemic. While this means more work for some and rest for others, the burden on the Internet has increased manifold as people seek new ways to keep their spirits elevated in quarantine. This anticipation of the burden on the Internet has started crushing the quality of video, especially to protect stakeholders and content providers from confrontation with the Internet. Following a nationwide shutdown announced in India last week in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we saw YouTube begin to restrict video quality on smartphones in the country to 480p, regardless of the nature of the Internet connection or Regardless of quality. If you dislike this forced change, an informal and ad-free YouTube client called NewPype is a great option to watch YouTube in maximum quality supported by your phone.
NewPipe works without the YouTube API or Google Framework library so you can install it on any Android device, without Google Mobile Services. You don’t even need a Google account to use NewPipe – in fact, there is no method to log in. You can simply subscribe to creators you like within the app and enjoy it without any restrictions or advertisements.
As can be seen in the screenshot above, NewPipe allows to play the same video at 1080p 60fps which has been limited to 480p on the official YouTube app. Trying with different videos produces similar results. NewPipe supports video playback up to 4K, but the highest available resolution may be limited depending on the resolution of your phone’s display – and in my case it’s 1080p.
In addition to using NewPipe, you can also use a VPN to watch YouTube videos in high quality. But note that doing so will cost you a lot of data, so only use a VPN if it has either reasonably reasonable usage limits or unlimited bandwidth.
Features included in the newpipe offer include YouTube subscriptions, picture-in-picture (PiP) video playback and direct import of background playback when the display is off. Additionally, the video player interface supports volume, brightness and double tap for play or swipe gestures for pause. You can manually import your YouTube subscription to have a similar experience with NewPipe.
The latest version, released recently, also performs feed grouping to stack similar channels in the same folder. It also features a new mute button which saves you from attempting to reduce the volume step.
In case you think we are promoting New Pipe , we are not NewPipe is open source and free for everyone.
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