YouTube brings HDR playback support to mobile devices

YouTube app now has HDR support for Galaxy S8 Xperia XZ Premium
     
     
       By Ida Torres

A more aggressive push with fixed bugs expected to be rolled out by Google to more devices in the future, but, as of now, if you own any of the devices currently supported, click on the three dots while playing a video and select the desired resolution. But since the HDR option is now available, they need to tap on that option first.

Initially, Pixel, LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8, and Sony Experia XZ Premium devices will get YouTube mobile HDR via its mobile app.

As noted by PhoneArena, the update has been deployed to the YouTube application in general.

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The YouTube spokesperson wrote to Digital Trends in an e-mail said: "They will continue working with the partners in the mobile industry to bring the HDR playback to the more smartphones". HDR was launched only for a few YouTube channels which is further expanded to various YouTube channels for the Television users who connect their smart televisions to YouTube. Thanks to this, users will now be able to enjoy a playback of up to 1080 pixels resolution at 60 fps.

According to a report by Android Headlines, users will probably be required to change the settings for videos on YouTube. This new technology quietly rolled out to a few devices yesterday as numerous smartphones users started supporting this new HDR functionality to their smartphones. Other services, such as Netflix, haven't offer HDR content for smartphones yet unless users subscribe to Netflix's top-tier, $12-a-month 4K streaming plan.

The giant is now working with more creators who also want to expand their services with HDR technology. The HDR feature has been carried out and further enhanced with the release of the Galaxy S8, but for some reason, Netflix added HDR support exclusively to the Galaxy Note 8. So, the world of entertainment will become more advance with the use of such new technology and smartphones are the main key to expand such services with a faster way to the world. There's also this so-called Mobile HDR Premium, a new baseline spec for HDR-compliant mobile devices that can standardize HDR implementation. Make use of the comments section to do so. Do you have anything to share? Stay tuned for more such useful updates.

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