Google said last year that HDR content was becoming available for streaming on its YouTube video sharing platform. Not many devices were supported at that time to let users actually watch the content, but now Google has confirmed support for high dynamic range content is rolling out to folks with a Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel or Pixel XL, or the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Those on Reddit first began noticing the support being rolled out to their devices, while SamMobile also shared the news on their site. And yes, while the S8, Note 8, V30, and Xperia XZ Premium were all introduced with HDR support, it’s probably taking users by surprise that the Pixel and Pixel XL also support high dynamic range content. No one was really aware of this spec surrounding the devices’ displays so this could mean more HDR content for Pixel owners is on its way, potentially even coming out of places like Netflix who recently added the V30 and Note 8 to its list of supported HDR devices.

As is the case with most Google updates, this rollout of HDR support is rather spotty so you may have to wait a little bit for the change to occur on your own device. Of course, if you spot it in the YouTube app, let us know.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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  1. […] an update to YouTube that adds HDR video playback to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. Previously, the feature made its way to those with a Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel, or the Sony […]

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