Fix Can’t Adjust Video Quality on YouTube for Android TV App

Want to take control of how your videos appear on YouTube? Yes, we want better quality pictures. But, sometimes, a lower resolution can help save us bandwidth.

That is where Video Quality adjustments come in. YouTube provides several options when choosing the video quality we want each time we want a content.

  • Auto – automatically changing the quality for a best streaming experience depending on your environment and the video
  • High Picture Quality – switches instantly to its best regardless of the content and condition
  • Data saver – offers a lower resolution but saves you bandwidth
  • Advanced – enables you to manually select formatting

Unfortunately, YouTube viewers noticed the unavailability of the Quality option in the video settings. Users are unable to adjust the video quality.

Changing or Choosing YouTube Video Resolution Unavailable Bug on Android TV App


Hovering over to the Settings icon on the YouTube app allows you to open to the Quality settings and adjust the video quality. However, users can no longer access the function. While it remains seen in the options, it does nothing.

The problem is when users want to change the video quality to save data. In most cases, videos are loaded at 4K resolution.

Guide to Help Fix Issue If your Can’t Change Video Quality on YouTube Android TV App

While adjusting the video quality takes only a few simple steps, it is not possible now on YouTube. Still, you can do something instead of just giving up.

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Tip #1 – File a Report on YouTube

Tip #2 – Try Loading the Video Again

Exit the video and refresh the app. You may also exit the YouTube app and reload. If you downloaded the videos, remove them first and then download again.

Tip #3 – Clear the YouTube Cache

  • Open the Settings of your Android device.
  • Select Apps.
  • Look for YouTube.
  • Go to Storage.
  • Tap Clear Cache.

Tip #4 – Reinstall the YouTube App

  • First, uninstall the YouTube app on your Android smartphone.
  • Go to Google Play Store.
  • Look for YouTube.
  • Reinstall the app.
  • Login to your account.
  • Check if you can now access the Video Quality settings.

Wrapping It Up!

Not all issues are fixable on our end. Sometimes, the problem is with YouTube itself. If that is the case, all we have to do is wait patiently.

Eddie Mendoza
Eddie Mendoza
With a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Eddie has a natural knack for troubleshooting gadget issues. With more than 10 years of blogging experience under his belt, writing and publishing articles for streaming and related services is one of his main act. When not on his computer, you can find him tinkering his guitars.



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