YouTube Premium has released several new features on iOS like support for queuing videos, continuing watching prompts, and more.
The paid tier, YouTube Premium costs $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year and comes with a one month free trial. It offers ad-free video streaming, YouTube Music Premium, download videos to watch offline, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support, live chat, smart device integration, and more. Premium membership is also available for up to 5 family members above 13 years for $22.99 per month.
Here are all the updates on the YouTube Premium members can enjoy, today
To further enhance subscribers’ experience, YouTube Premium has made new updates available to all users on iOS and iPadOS.
- Queuing videos on iPhone and iPad gives users control over what they view or play next. The company began testing the feature on mobile in December 2022.
- ‘Continue watching’ prompts on mobile and the web allow users to view YouTube Premium videos across devices. If they left a video incomplete on their iPhone, they can continue watching it on their Mac or iPad. “Premium members can continue watching YouTube videos wherever they previously left off even as they switch between devices, allowing you to jump back in without a single interruption.”
- Enhanced bitrate version of 1080p HD video quality on iOS. While 1080p is available for all users, the enhanced version is only for Premium members to deliver “extra crisp and clear, especially for videos with lots of detail and motion.”
- Smart Downloads automatically download recommended videos to the users’ library when connected to Wi-Fi for offline viewing. “Forgot to download your favorite content before boarding that long flight? Don’t worry! With this feature you can watch videos on the go, whenever you want, while also discovering new content without the hassle of searching.”
The company has also announced that support for FaceTime SharePlay will be available in the coming weeks. It will enable subscribers to host virtual watch parties with their family and friends to view and enjoy their favorite videos together.
Previously, YouTube Premium was testing the “pinch to zoom” feature on mobile so users could zoom into the video player, and look at parts closely.
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