YouTube has brought back HD streaming to its mobile app for users in India. During the initial stages of lockdown, it was announced that the quality of streaming on apps in India would be limited to SD (480p) to save internet bandwidth. Now, it appears that the ban has been lifted and YouTube videos on the mobile app are available for viewing on HD, full-HD, and even higher quality. However, this only applies when watching video on an app using Wi-Fi and mobile data viewing is still limited to SD quality.
The YouTube app now allows users in India to watch videos in HD quality when connected to Wi-Fi. Depending on what quality the video is uploaded to, the quality settings now show options for 720p, 1080p and 1440p in addition to standard definition 144p, 240p, 360p and 480p. In particular, HD options are only available when connected to Wi-Fi in the same way when mobile data is viewed at 480p quality.