Xbox One X can now stream YouTube video in 4K

You can download the updated app for the Xbox One X and S consoles.

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Swapna Krishna
December 11, 2017 1:19 PM
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The Xbox One X and S both allow you to watch 4K video, but the consoles didn't have a way to watch YouTube in 4K. That is, until now. This week, Microsoft is rolling out an app for the Xbox One X console that provides support for 4K videos at up to 60 fps -- but not HDR. The Xbox One S update is on the way.

While the Xbox One X is a tough sell for us, we think the 4K experience on the Xbox One S (which doesn't allow for 4K gaming, but does upscale graphics and supports HDR) is definitely worth it if you're in the market for a new console. Adding (long overdue) 4K YouTube support just makes it even better. If you have the console, you'll see the updated YouTube app this week, or if you're impatient, you can download it from the Windows Store today.

Update: This article was updated upon clarification that the app is only available for the Xbox One X.

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