YouTube Auto HD – Automatic HD settings

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Change the video quality by going to Settings in the corner of the video player, and selecting your preferred quality.

On mobile devices, adjust quality settings by tapping Menu , then Settings . This option isn’t available on all devices (e.g. TV/game consoles), or connections (e.g. iOS on a cellular network).

The first thing you should know is that these settings change – as the web get’s faster – here’s what Google Says

To give you the best viewing experience possible on your computer, YouTube adjusts the quality of your video stream from standard definition (such as 240p or 360p) to high definition (720p or 1080p), based on the speed of your Internet connection (bandwidth). This is why you may notice that the quality of your video changes as you watch videos

Auto HD YouTube:

Here are some other factors that determine video quality:

  • Video player size: By default, the quality setting will be on “Auto” and YouTube will use the highest quality based on your video player size.
  • Quality of the original uploaded video: For example, if the video was recorded in standard definition, it will not be available in high definition.

How to make my YouTube videos play in HD automatically …

  • Step #1 – Change the video quality by going to Settings in the corner of the video player, and selecting your preferred quality. 
  • Step #2 – On mobile devices, adjust quality settings by tapping Menu , then Settings . This option isn’t available on all devices (e.g. TV/game consoles), or connections (e.g. iOS on a cellular network). 
  • Note: that choosing lower video quality (such as 240p and 360p) will make videos start more quickly. The video player will remember this for future playbacks. 

This chrome browser extension can force videos to play in HD:  https://www.turnoffthelights.com

YouTube Auto HD

For more information on how to play in HD please visit this link: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/91449

Change video quality

You can manually adjust the video quality of any video you’re watching on a computer, TV, or mobile device.

Mobile device

To adjust video quality while watching on your mobile device:

  1. In the video player, select More .
  2. Tap Quality .
  3. Select your preferred video quality.
Note: Choosing lower video quality (such as 240p and 360p) will make videos start more quickly. The video player will remember this setting for future videos you watch.

Computer

To adjust video quality while watching on your computer:
  1. In the video player, select Settings .
  2. Click Quality.
  3. Select your preferred video quality.

TV

To adjust video quality while watching on your TV:
  1. In the video player, select More options .

  2. Click Quality.

  3. Select your preferred video quality.

Note: Some high quality formats (ie. 1080p, 4K) may not be available for all devices, as they may not support the latest video compression technology (VP9).

http://www.youtube.com/account#playback/You Tube Auto HD

YouTube Auto HD

YouTube HD Settings

The next step is check the box to play Youtube Videos in HD automatically. – UPDATE 2017-12-12 – Google disabled this option. But the steps above still work.

YouTube Download HD Settings

Check the speed of which your videos play now. There are different speed tests to compare bandwidths from Internet Providers, and then there’s the newly launched “Video Quality Report” from Google which subscribers and Internet providers can use to benchmark video streaming performance. The Google-powered tool uses YouTube HD playback to measure not only the speed of video delivery but also its quality.

Conclusion

In one hand you have speed and the other you have quality. It is up to you. Check your quality and speed and set your YouTube as you like. If this helped you out, let me know how it works:

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