YouTube has some new features for Premium members to test out: a conversational AI, enhanced video quality, and other goodies.
The first test involves the platform’s new conversational AI, which can answer user questions, suggest related content, and more from a new “Ask” button beneath select videos. This feature is only available for users 18 years or older on the Android app, and the test will run until December 15.
The second test for the AI involves summaries. YouTube states that the AI can condense large comment sections from longer videos into bite-sized organized topics. This feature is available for users on Android and iOS until December 5.
In terms of video quality, YouTube is bringing its enhanced 1080p HD bitrate quality to Premium members on Android, the Web, and smart TVs. This feature automatically activates if your connection can handle it, or users can find it by going into a video’s Settings > Quality.
Another convenient feature is the “continue-watching” function, which was previously available for Android and iOS. YouTube is expanding this feature’s use to tablets and smart TVs, allowing users to seamlessly continue watching a video on different devices.
YouTube Premium also has additional incentives for users, including claimable items such as an in-game loot bundle for Genshin Impact, a 3-month trial of Discord Nitro, a 3-month trial of a Walmart Plus membership, a 4-month trial of Calm Premium, and a 3-month trial of PC Game Pass.
To show off their status, Premium users can now obtain “Premium Badges.” These badges are tied to various achievements users can obtain on the platform and are available for those 18 and older.
Overall, YouTube is giving its Premium members the opportunity to test out new features, enjoy enhanced video quality, and take advantage of additional benefits. If you’re a Premium member, be sure to check out these new offerings and provide feedback to help improve the platform.