Users who want to elevate their YouTube experience are encouraged to purchase a YouTube premium subscription which opens up several features. It allows them to play videos in the background, for example, and removes ads. It also lets them download content for offline viewing. YouTube premium subscribers will appreciate that they can now download videos in 1080p on their iPhone. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Android users.
You’d think that Android would be the first platform to get support for the higher resolution but that’s not the case. YouTube has only raised the video quality from 720p to 1080p on iOS so far. The same cannot be said for Android, though.
It was first reported several months ago that YouTube premium users will soon be able to download videos in Full HD quality. This is possible on iPhones currently but not Android devices. There are no reports so far of the Full HD resolution option being available on an Android device.
YouTube will eventually bring the higher resolution option to Android as well. It obviously won’t keep it locked to 720p for a long time. So it may just be a matter of days before Android users are able to download 1080p videos for offline viewing as well.