YouTube app for iOS gets HDR playback support

YouTube is the number one video-sharing service out there. Google-owned service is getting better and better every year, offering a much-improved experience. The search engine is adding new features to YouTube on a semi-regular basis to take on rivals on the market.

YouTube now works on all platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS. While Google completely ignored the Windows phone app, there are a lot of new things coming into its iOS counterpart.

The biggest search on Earth has just released an update that brings HDR playback support for iOS YouTube app. This does not come as a surprise, as Google has been working on support for HDR playback for months.

In reality, HDR playback support is not something revolutionary out there. The desktop version of YouTube already has this feature for months. HDR support adds more details and a wider dynamic range to your videos. If you now own an iPad Pro, HDR support brings an exceptional experience for any user.

However, native HDR support only hits iPhone X with a curved OLED display. And, it remains unknown whether Google will expand the feature to more devices this year. According to Google, the HDR playback option will automatically show up when you update to the latest version.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus don’t support for true HDR, so you won’t see the difference. Rumors say that Apple has been working on adding a native HDR support to all iPhone models. However, it seems that Apple needs more time to make sure everything runs smoothly. iPhone X is one of the first mobile devices to support a true HDR in YouTube.

YouTube app now works better with Apple’s stock features. However, Google-owned service fails to work with picture-in-picture mode. A number of iPhone owners have reported that YouTube app crashes sometimes, preventing them from watching their favorite videos.

At this year’s Google I/O event, Google showed off a lot of new things, while revamping the existing hardware. Google Assistant received a number of features, ranging from Continued Conversation to new voices. Google is also believed to launch new Pixel phones this year.

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