Google has yet again rolled out a new feature for its YouTube app running on Android, enabling support for HDR videos on select devices.
Users will be able to see videos shot in HDR displayed with HDR in the app if they own a Google Pixel (or Pixel XL ), Samsung Galaxy S8 (or S8+) or Galaxy Note8 , LG V30 , or Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium. For now, that’s the available list.
As we all know, anytime Google’s brings on new functionalities to its mobile apps or services, it’s first made limited for selected people, that is not everyone who has one of those smartphones is currently seeing the HDR support added.
For you to know if you’re one of the lucky ones, you need to play a video that was actually shot in HDR, and then check the YouTube app’s quality settings – basically all of the resolution options should mention “HDR”.