YouTube for iOS Adds HDR Support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max

YouTube for iOS was quietly updated to support HDR video on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max with their Super Retina OLED screens. The feature wasn’t enabled before but now it is available.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, brings brighter and more vivid colours to displays which support it, such as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Youtube HDR ios

Below is a demo video worth watching on your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max:

Just tap the top right menu dots in YouTube and change your quality to 1080p60 HDR.

Despite the addition of HDR support for the newest iPhones, Apple devices are limited to 1080p on YouTube, because they don’t support Google’s VP9 codec.

YouTube for iOS only started rolling out HDR support for iPhone X, back in May. But it seems Google has moved faster this time around for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

[via AppleInsider]

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Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).