World’s prominent video-sharing android app — YouTube has now expanded 4K HDR playback support. It was available on iOS for a while and now Android users can, too, watch videos in 4K HD. On the condition that their device is uploaded at that resolution or higher, and support HDR. From the day YouTube has been developed till now Android users could only watch videos on the YouTube app at a maximum 1440p resolution. This was the case even if their display supported higher resolutions on their phones, and the video was uploaded in 4K. However, the game has changed now with the latest update for 4K HDR support.
Testing the New Feature
Android users can now see an additional option in video quality — 2160p (4K) HDR. To check whether one has got YouTube 4K HDR streaming support on their Android phone. Just go to YouTube, play any YouTube video that has been uploaded in 4K and click on the three dots menu icon on the top right corner of the video box. Select Quality and they should be able to see 2160p60 HDR as an option among other resolutions. The lowest option is 144p60 HDR.
But one needs to make sure that they are using the latest version of the app. One can also check if they have any pending updates in the Google Play store. If it is getting difficult to wait to get 2160p60 HDR support on their Android device, the APK Mirror version of the app is also an option that helps to get the feature right away.
YouTube Shorts to Feature in US
YouTube announced a slew of updates, just a few days ago, to enhance the experience for both creators and viewers on the platform. This includes a new modernised interface for tablets. And an update to its video chapters feature. YouTube also announced that it will roll out a TikTok-like YouTube Shorts feature in the US starting this March. The short video feature of youtube has so far been under testing in India.