YouTube for iOS Appears to Be Rolling Out HDR Support for iPhone X

The iPhone X display supports 4K HDR and while YouTube for iOS has long supported 4K video for users of Apple’s latest iPhone, the app has not added HDR support yet.

But according to iCulture, YouTube appears to be rolling out HDR support in the app for iPhone X users. When users navigate to video quality settings, users will see ‘HDR’ available when viewing supported videos, as seen in the screenshots below:

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HDR stands for high dynamic range, and offers more vivid colours and better contrast. HDR is also supported on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but displays for the latter are not a Super Retina HD display like iPhone X with a 2436×1125 resolution.

Back in November, YouTube updated their iOS app for iPhone X, supporting 1440p videos in fullscreen, and now it appears HDR support is coming. We’re not seeing it yet as this looks to be a gradual roll out, but let us know if you do.

Other apps which currently support 4K HDR for iPhone X include Vimeo and Netflix (plan upgrade required).

Click here to download YouTube for iOS in the App Store.

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