YouTube for Android has now received a new update, and it brings the ability to screen cast your phone’s screen to the service. The new feature arrives with version 14.31.50, and the company has even updated its support website to reflect the new changes.
YouTube for Android v14.31.50 brings the screen casting option in the ‘Go Live’ section that was earlier available in the YouTube Gaming app. To use this feature, select the capture button > Click on Go Live > at the top right, click on the phone icon to live stream the phone’s screen.
You’ll then be asked to create a title, and select a privacy setting, a game title, and a number of other important details. You will also need to select a thumbnail and screen orientation before going live.
YouTube also has a default thumbnail which is essentially the game title you choose to live stream. After all of this, a toolbar will show up at the top of your screen allowing you to control the stream.
Separately, YouTube Premium users are now reportedly getting the new 1080p download quality option.
Earlier, the video download quality maxed out at 720p, but now the new 1080p option has been added.