HDR support for YouTube added to the Xbox consoles

Joanna Estrada
January 26, 2021

YouTube has enabled HDR support on Xbox consoles.

The Google-owned video-sharing platform has finally chose to enable HDR support on existing Xbox One devices, as well as new devices such as the Xbox Series X and Series S.

You'll be able to recognize when your console is outputting HDR when your TV or monitor prompts you to switch to an HDR mode or by checking the "stats for nerds" panel.

A notable omission for years, parent company Google has said that YouTube viewers on Xbox One S/X and Xbox Series S/X consoles now have access to the increased visual quality.

The new items have been designed by Sydney-based artist Dale Bigeni and are meant to celebrate the start of summer Down Under.

YouTube HDR output is still not available on PS5 - The console launched in November without HDR support for its YouTube app. This was also the case with Microsoft's next-generation console, but a recent update just fixed that.

Unlike Netflix and Prime which tend to have more understated demonstrations of HDR, some of the best examples of the colour-improving format are available on YouTube.

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