YouTube has 4K videos, but YouTube TV doesn't offer 4K streaming — here's what you need to know

ShutterstockYouTube TV doesn’t have 4K capabilities, but YouTube does have some 4K content.

Here’s the thing — with a few exceptions, even the tip-top quality videos on YouTube are only going to be 1080p resolution, especially considering the millions of videos uploaded using phones or cheap amateur cameras.

And YouTube TV, YouTube’s premium subscription service for shows, movies, and live events, does not currently offer 4K streaming.

However, if you want to stream movies, shows, or videos on your TV, luckily some content on YouTube is available in 4K.

YouTube TV doesn’t have 4K streaming — here’s how you can find 4K content on YouTube

The easiest way to find 4K content on YouTube is to simply add the term “4K” to your search terms. However, you should note that not all content labelled as “4K” is necessarily 4K-quality.

Does YouTube TV have 4kSteven John/Business InsiderThe standard video format for YouTube is 1080p, which looks great on a computer monitor as well as most TVs.

You can also find some 4K content available on YouTube for an extra fee. YouTube offers a library of movies and shows that you can rent and stream in 4K UHD resolution that will look amazing even on the largest of TVs. These include many recent movies, as well as classic titles.

Does YouTube TV have 4kSteven John/Business InsiderThe standard video format for YouTube is 1080p, which looks great on a computer monitor as well as most TVs.

And if you’re looking for 4K streaming content, try Hulu, Netflix or Prime Video.

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