Starting today, if you’re in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, or Iceland, you can use the Google Video Quality Report to see how well YouTube performs for you.
If you’re regularly seeing videos buffer, this report can give you a better idea of why, as well as tips to make YouTube play better. You can also see the video quality in your area, based on these levels:
- HD Verified: If your provider can consistently deliver HD video, a resolution of at least 720p, without buffering or interruptions--it’s HD Verified.
- Standard Definition: If you can watch videos at a resolution of at least 360p, your provider is delivering Standard Definition.
- Lower Definition: If videos load slowly or frequently buffer, even at resolutions lower than 360p, your provider is delivering Lower Definition performance.
Want to see our methodology? Check out the geeky details, and learn how videos get from us to you with this video:
Finally, making sure you can watch YouTube in HD from anywhere, anytime is a shared effort between us, your Internet service provider and even you. So, to make sure you're getting the best video quality possible, check out these seven tips you can use right now: