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YouTube now has a support for HDR videos

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YouTube revealed that henceforth it will have support for HDR video, which means that users of the video platform will have the opportunity to see more accurately what the new consoles of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are able to do with that feature.


YouTube announced that its platform now supports videos in high dynamic range, commonly denoted by the acronym HDR video. HDR technology essentially allows screens with the right hardware specifications to display a more accurate and realistic range of whites and blacks, as well as a wider range of colors.

In addition to 4K resolution, the HDR technology is another strong selling points of the new television screens and the latest home consoles from Microsoft and Sony, the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro.

In a post on its official blog, the company explained what will be the new features and how YouTube can upgrade to view contents of high dynamic range (HDR). Just take note that although anyone can upload videos to YouTube HDR, users will need to have a compatible screen to appreciate the expanded range of the colors.

YouTube already has a list of launch videos of HDR, although at the moment they are not too many. Note that, for example, support for 4K service dating back to 2010, is not yet the standard playback.

However, it is very likely that these standards will increase with the launch of Xbox One S and PlayStation Pro, as both consoles will support HDR and 4K resolutions for streaming video.