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How to automatically play YouTube videos in HD resolution [Tip]

By default, YouTube will load and play a video in its standard 480p resolution. This is good since not everyone has a high-speed Internet. It’s just that when you play a video in HD, it looks more vivid and crisp. So if you’re totally okay with loading your videos in 720p or 1080p resolution, this simple tip can definitely help enhance your YouTube viewing experience.

Automatically play your YouTube videos in HD resolution

To automatically play a video on YouTube in 720p or higher, you may follow the steps below. Just keep in mind that this method will only work if you’re using Chrome.

Auto Play YouTube in HD [2]

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As of now, you can choose to automatically play your YouTube videos in 720p HD, 1080p HD and even in 2k/4k HD Max. You can also choose to play your video in the standard 480p, medium 360p and small 240p video resolution. As for the player size, you can choose to play your video in a small or large window.

Just remember that in order for this extension to work, the resolution must be supported by the video itself. Anyways, you can easily check whether a video supports HD by simply clicking on its “Settings” icon. You can find this icon in the player’s control section (see image below).

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