High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos, it has announced, opening the door for higher-quality content matching the capabilities of high-end televisions.
YouTube is making sure it keeps pace with the trend. The HDR videos will only be available on supported devices, such as smart TVs with HDR support, as well as set-top-boxes and gaming consoles that support it. YouTube says it plans to work with ‘partners’ to make sure their devices can stream HDR videos from the service. Current existing devices that support it include the Chromecast Ultra and the new PlayStation Pro gaming console.
The service supports 360-degree videos, for example, that can be watched using a VR headset. YouTube also supports 3D videos, spatial audio, 4K-resolution content, and allows for livestreaming, among other things.