YouTube is lastly enabling HDR assist on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The HDR assist works throughout present Xbox One S / X units and new consoles just like the Xbox Collection X and Collection S. So long as you may have a TV or monitor able to displaying HDR movies, the YouTube app will now mechanically change to output HDR content material.
The YouTube app on Xbox has by no means supported HDR beforehand, regardless of HDR being out there on the PlayStation 4 since 2019. Each the PS5 and Xbox Collection X launched in November with out YouTube HDR assist, and it’s nonetheless not out there on the PS5 but — a step again from what was out there on PS4.
Engadget notes you’ll be able to affirm that HDR is outputting appropriately from the YouTube app on Xbox by enabling the “stats for nerds” panel (see above). A variety of TVs can even show a HDR immediate or change to a HDR mode when content material is performed.
Now we simply want extra HDR content material to grow to be out there on YouTube. A few of the finest HDR content material on YouTube continues to be test videos that had been uploaded years in the past. We’re beginning to see extra trailers and movies include HDR choices, however the overwhelming majority of creators don’t add content material with HDR.