HDR video playback spotted on YouTube Android app with Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8

HDR video playback spotted on YouTube Android app with Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8

By | September 10th, 2017
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Google has also started to push out HDR YouTube support for the Google

Pixel, LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.


														
							

Last November, Google announced that it was officially supporting HDR video content on YouTube. HDR videos on YouTube have previously only been available to watch on Google’s Chromecast Ultra and select Android TV devices, but it appears that HDR YouTube videos are now available on the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note.

Redditor DeadmanIncYB took to the front page of the Internet to share a screenshot of a YouTube video and the different quality options available to them. The screenshot shows a standard array of resolution options ranging from 144 up to 1440, and along with all of these being in 60 FPS, there’s also an HDR tag by every single one.

Shortly after this initial posting, other Galaxy S8/S8+ users chimed in to report that they’re seeing similar options on their devices as well. Both the S8 and S8+ now have access to HDR YouTube content, and according to comments throughout the Reddit posting, it doesn’t seem to matter if you’re using an unlocked S8/S8+ or if it’s locked to a carrier.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni