YouTube TV gets 4K streaming and several other upgrades

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Google announced a new add-on feature for YouTube TV that "lets viewers watch available shows in 4K or download them to their DVR to watch later offline." This option will let you watch unlimited concurrent streams at home.

At the moment, the maximum number of streams is three, and this could be a useful tool if you have been finding yourself maxing out your streams and frustrated with the three-stream limit. With the ability to download your weekend binge-watching list in advance, the possibilities are endless. 

The announcement covered YouTube adding new parental control tools and a "highly requested option that lets parents add specific videos and channels from the main YouTube platform to their children's viewing choices on YouTube Kids." Google added a similar feature in 2018, but this is the first time it's allowed YouTube videos on the toddler-focused app.

Adding trusted YouTube videos to the YouTube Kids app will give parents even more control over what their little ones can watch and are exposed to.

Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.