YouTube is lastly enabling HDR assist on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The HDR assist works throughout present Xbox One gadgets and new consoles just like the Xbox Collection X and Collection S. So long as you will have a TV or monitor able to displaying HDR movies, the YouTube app will now robotically change to output HDR content material.
The YouTube app on Xbox has by no means supported HDR beforehand, regardless of HDR being obtainable 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 obtainable on the PS5 but — a step again from what was obtainable on PS4.
Engadget notes you possibly can verify that HDR is outputting appropriately from the YouTube app on Xbox by enabling the “stats for nerds” panel (see above). Lots of TVs may 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 turn into obtainable on YouTube. A number of the greatest HDR content material on YouTube remains 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.