YouTube Now Supports HDR Videos

Videos, now with even more colours.

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YouTube has revealed it now supports HDR videos, meaning you'll more accurately be able to see what the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro are capable of.

In a blog post, the company detailed its new functionalities and how to upload and watch high dynamic range content. Although anyone can play videos uploaded in HDR, you'll need a compatible device (such as an HDR TV equipped with Chromecast Ultra) to take full advantage of the expanded colour range.

YouTube has an HDR launch playlist, though don't expect many videos to be available in HDR straight away: the service unveiled its support for 4K back in 2010, and ultra high definition videos are still not the standard.

Hopefully those standards will increase now the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro are available. Take a look at our Xbox One S review or our PS4 Pro review to see if HDR gaming is worth the upgrade, while we also have a complete list of all HDR compatible PS4 Pro games. Check out our guide to everything 4K and HDR for more on the latest video tech.

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