Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube may reportedly limit access to 4K videos only for users of its premium service.
According to MacRumors, some users on Reddit and Twitter mentioned that they have started noticing it on iOS and possibly on other platforms as well.
However, not all users are seeing the 4K quality option blocked behind YouTube’s paywall and it is unclear whether YouTube plans to go ahead with it.
A standard YouTube Premium plan costs $11.99 in the US and includes ad-free video, background playback, and the ability to download videos for offline viewing.
The platform recently said that it is testing a new feature in its mobile app with its premium customers that allows them to Zoom in on any video.
The latest opt-in experimental feature enables pinch-to-zoom gestures for video and works in both portrait and full-screen landscape views.
To enable Pinch to Zoom, open YouTube’s Settings menu on your phone or from the website. If you are subscribed to YouTube Premium, there should be a ‘Try New Features’ section.