iPhone X is the latest device to stream YouTube HDR video

The feature has been out on Android for a while, now.

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Rob LeFebvre
May 10th, 2018
In this article: gear, google, hdr, iphonex, mobile, video, youtube
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YouTube's high-dynamic range (HDR) video has already been available on select Android phones for a while now, including the Galaxy S8, Pixel, LG V30 and Xperia XZ Premium. Now Apple users can check out HDR videos on their iPhone X devices, too. We've also confirmed that the feature exists on our own iPhone X.

Originally spotted by Macrumors and reported by CNET, the feature lets you see videos that have improved contrast, color and brightness on the latest Apple flagship handset. Netflix added the tech to iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro devices last September. To view HDR videos with the YouTube app, simply find a supported video, then tap on it while it's playing. Tap the resulting three dot icon, then Quality, and you can select 1080p60 HDR. Macrumors also notes that the latest iPad Pro models do not have HDR available in the YouTube app. We have reached out to YouTube for more details and will update this post if we hear back.

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