Google has updated its iOS YouTube app to support HDR video content on the iPhone X.
HDR features greater contrast between the black and white shades in video content, as well as an overall more vibrant colour. This results in what is referred to as additional colour ‘depth.’ YouTube content that supports high-dynamic range features the words HDR beside the resolution and framerate (for example 1080p60 HDR).
This information is accessed by navigating to the video, tapping the three dots in the right corner and pressing on the ‘Quality’ option.
Netflix is the sole other HDR compatible iOS iPhone X app.
While Apple lists the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and newer iPads as supporting HDR, the colour range of their LCD screens are not true high-dynamic range. Apple’s OLED panel is the first display the tech giant has featured in one of its devices that’s capable of outputting content with true HDR.
The iPhone X supports both standard HDR and Dolby Vision, according to Apple.