This tutorial will teach you how to view 720p YouTube HD videos on your Android device.
When I have some spare time, I always enjoy watching different YouTube videos. And I do that on my own computer at home, or on the laptop if I am on the office. YouTube is great because it provides all sorts of video genres: starting with music and movies and ending with documentaries and other interesting stuff. Also, another amazing feature is that you can watch some of the videos which are posted on this network, in high definition standards. The most used is 720p.
Also, when I travel I like to watch videos on YouTube. Even if it I don’t travel for a long time each day, I enjoy using my Android smartphone in order to open YouTube and watching different videos. This happens on a daily basis, when I travel to the office and back home, again. Of course, when I have to travel on long distances, by train or by plane, YouTube is an extremely good companion, especially when it offers 720p videos. And I am quite sure that many of our readers do and feel the same things.
Another major issue comes from the fact that most of video applications are not quite optimized for rendering the clips. There are a lot of applications available in android market (or Google Play) but most of them are imposing some band limitations which make the YouTube videos watching a horrible experience. Not to mention than sometimes 720p videos are not available in particular situations.
Between those kinds of applications, unfortunately, we find the YouTube one, too. And that can be a little bit surprising, having in mind that both YouTube and its Android application are coming from Google, which is also the creator of this operating system, too.
But, XDA Forum always has a solution. One certain user has found a way to make the Android YouTube application to allow us watching 720p videos. There is no big surprise coming from this solution. You might expect that the default YouTube video application on android to provide this. However, if the guys from Google didn’t think of that, someone did. Those which have already tested this fix have provided a good feedback regardin the possibility of watching 720p videos.
How To View 720p YouTube HD Videos On Android
There are two versions here. The 2.4.4 one will help users with older Android systems (starting with Android 2.0 and ending with 3.1). The 3.5.5 version comes to fix the 720p YouTube videos watching on Android systems higher than 3.2.
The first thing you have to do is to remove the standard YouTube application from your smartphone. In order to do that, your phone might need a root (use the search function on our site in order to find out how to do that).
Download the new YouTube .apk from this link and install it. That’s about it.
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