How Do You Choose Video Quality on YouTube?

Have you ever wondered how to choose the video quality on YouTube? With so many videos available in varying resolutions, it can be confusing to decide which one to watch. In this tutorial, we will discuss the different video qualities available on YouTube and how to choose the best one for your viewing experience.

What are the different video qualities available on YouTube?

YouTube offers a range of video qualities for users to choose from. These include:

  • 144p
  • 240p
  • 360p
  • 480p
  • 720p (HD)
  • 1080p (Full HD)
  • 1440p (Quad HD)
  • 2160p (4K)

Each video quality is represented by a number followed by ‘p’, which stands for pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the better the video quality.

How do I change the video quality on YouTube?

To change the video quality on YouTube, follow these steps:

  1. Open a video on YouTube.
  2. YouTube Video

  3. Click on the settings icon (gear icon) at the bottom right corner of the video player.
  4. Settings Icon

    Note:If you’re using a mobile device, click on three vertical dots instead of settings icon.

  5. Select ‘Quality’ from the menu that appears.
  6. Quality Option

  7. Select the video quality you want to watch from the list that” alt=”Video Quality List”>

    Note: The video quality option available to you depends on the original resolution of the video and also on your internet connection speed. If your internet connection is slow, you may experience buffering or lower quality playback.


    Choosing the right video quality on YouTube can make a big difference in your viewing experience. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily change the video quality to match your preferences and internet speed.

    Remember, higher video quality requires more bandwidth and may cause buffering if your internet connection is not strong enough. So, choose wisely!