YouTube adds support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video

Today YouTube announced that their video platform now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content, allowing videos to support a more realistic range of colors and contrast.

After 4K resolutions, HDR support is one of the biggest selling points of modern high-end televisions, with several standards for HDR like HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Also both the PS4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One S supports HDR, with Google’s upcoming Chromecast Ultra (4K) releasing with support soon. Samsung’s 2016 lineup of 4K TVs will also support HDR playback for its built-in applications.


With YouTube’s adoption of HDR Video, now the majority of YouTube creators and viewers will take HDR ready content more seriously and soon more and more HDR devices and displays will coming on the market. Google keep pushing YouTube at the forefront of streaming and display technology so that it stays competitive against other video options like Netflix and Amazon.