When it comes to its Premium subscription, YouTube is becoming very desperate. The video-sharing company first tried to replace the two advertisements on videos with five, and now it wants to put 4K content behind a barrier.
On YouTube, Google has begun testing a new restriction on free users. Several free users have complained that the platform’s 4K movies are no longer accessible to them. The update’s screenshots were also uploaded by several of them.
The 4K option (2160p) includes a “Premium” designation beneath it, as shown in the screenshot up top, indicating that it could one day only be available to customers who are willing to pay.
However, this test is only open to a small number of people, exactly like the increased amount of advertisements. You are not a participant in the public test if you do not notice this restriction on your YouTube account.
Even worse, one of the most costly social media memberships is YouTube Premium. You may watch films without commercials and store them for offline viewing with this service, which costs $11.99 per month in the US. Additionally, it unlocks new YouTube Originals material and grants you unlimited skips with YouTube Music.
People in Pakistan will just have to utilize different techniques if they want to watch films in 4K or avoid commercials because the subscription is still not available there. It is possible to watch YouTube without advertisements and if YouTube doesn’t allow it, 4K videos in the future thanks to third-party services like YouTube-related. You should use it at your own risk because it’s an unauthorized YouTube version.
Up to 10 unskippable commercials were even being tested by YouTube before a video, but thankfully, it never advanced past the experimental stage. But it’s obvious that Google is struggling to attract more Premium customers.
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