YouTube brings HDR playback support to mobile devices

YouTube brings HDR playback support to mobile devices

YouTube joins now Netflix and Prime video as sources to find HRD content. However, the service initially only enabled playback on select TVs and streaming devices with HDR support, including Google's own Chromecast Ultra streaming adapter. For example, HDR content from Netflix is only supported on the LG V30, Galaxy Note 8, Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia XZ1.

The videos in HDR format will provide better picture quality and higher resolution that allow people to enjoy more vibrant colors and differentiate images in the darker scenes more perfectly. But since the HDR option is now available, they need to tap on that option first. We've also checked in with owners of the HTC U11 and LG G6, however they are not showing HDR support as yet.

This new HDT support will offer 1080 pixel of screen resolution and 60 fps.

According to a report by Android Headlines, users will probably be required to change the settings for videos on YouTube. It is still taking the baby steps in the world of technology in terms of televisions.

Since, Apple is going to announce its new iPhone 8 on September 12th, this new YouTube HDR will bring to this new iPhone 8 with a few more iOS devices in the coming time.


For now, HDR playback is limited on the devices listed above, but it stands to reason YouTube will roll it out to other devices in the future. However, enabling HDR videos through mobile phones could give a new lease of life to the HDR TVs and more and more customers will be trying to get their hands on the technology.

The giant is now working with more creators who also want to expand their services with HDR technology.

Image credit: Reverserett.orgWhich smartphones have HDR support?

If you have a phone capable of HDR, it may be worthwhile checking to see if you have access to it yet. Make use of the comments section to do so.

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