Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

YouTube starts rolling out HDR support for Apple's iPhone X

YouTube starts rolling out HDR support for Apple's iPhone X

YouTube has platforms like "The HDR Channel" that provides HDR videos for iOS.

Google has released an update to YouTube that adds HDR video playback to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. Previously, the feature made its way to those with a Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel, or the Sony Xperia smartphone.

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You can see a good example of an HDR video below.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) videos offer a better visual experience as it has higher contrast and wider colour range than standard videos. However, it did not include iOS at the time. If you have an iPhone X and want to check whether YouTube video quality is HDR, then you need to tap anywhere on the screen followed by tapping on the three dots in the top right-hand corner and then selecting "Quality".

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You should do this step while playing a video and select the suitable quality. Even though iPhone 8 series provides support for HDR 10, you have to make use of the dithering technology to deliver quality videos.

The quality of YouTube videos is all set to improve for the iPhone X users. But the iPhone X can handle it.

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Recently, it was reported that Apple has rolled out a new support document for its authorised retail stores, mentioning a "new" way to fix the iPhone X FaceID issues if they ever come across one. Additionally, it also boasts an AR-based feature named Animoji, which enables users to create animated emojis with their facial expressions and then share it with their friends.

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