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YouTube launches HDR support for Xbox consoles


After a long wait, YouTube is all set to being the HDR support on the Xbox consoles of Microsoft. The gamers will be able to have the HDR support on the existing Xbox One S/X devices along with the new consoles like the Xbox Series X and Series S. The only thing the user needs to take care is to have a TV or a monitor that has HDR capabilities. The streaming giant under such circumstances will automatically switch to showing the HDR content.

Earlier the YouTube app on Xbox has never supported HDR content despite the fact that HDR has been available since 2019 on PlayStation 4. The latest Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 were launched in the month of November but did not have the YouTube HDR support. It continues to remain unavailable for the PlayStation 5 but is available for the PlayStation 4. To confirm if the HDR content is outputting, the gamers can do so by enabling the ‘stats for nerds’ panel. While a number of TVs could pop a prompt to switch on the HDR mode when the content is displayed.

To make it more prominent, one needs more HDR content that should be available on YouTube. However, the streaming giant does have some of the best HDR videos but that are still test videos that were uploaded many years back. In recent times, people are more inclined to upload trailers and videos that come with HDR options. But there are still creators who do not upload content with HDR.

PlayStation 5 launched in November and since then it has been on high demand with a number of controversies that were associated with delivery issues. A number of people reported that they received empty boxes after ordering a PlayStation 5. The demand for consoles has increased in recent times as more people continue to remain indoors as a safety measure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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