YouTube brings HDR playback support to mobile devices
Back in 2016, YouTube started supporting High dynamic range (HDR) picture technology on TV sets. Now it has gone a step further and is gradually rolling out the same for mobile devices. Android users will be the first to get a taste of this new feature. It's expected that YouTube will also start offering the same for the iOS users soon. Here's more.
HDR support makes the viewing experience more enjoyable by offering better picture quality. It has a higher contrast that makes the colors more vibrant and in HDR, image quality doesn't suffer in dark scenes. Initially, Pixel, LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8, and Sony Experia XZ Premium devices will get YouTube mobile HDR via its mobile app. More devices will receive it soon.
Only last week, YouTube had introduced a new logo. The red and white play button is now in the front of the name. The mobile app also got a revamp. They have made the header white. Apparently, it was done to let content take the lead. They have also moved the navigation tabs to the bottom. In its desktop version, there is a new Dark theme for the background.