YouTube turns on HDR support for Xbox One and Series X and S

YouTube has added HDR support to its app for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. Users can watch HDR video through the consoles, if their TV is capable of it. There is currently no indication that HDR is also coming to the PlayStation 5.

Xbox users can now watch YouTube videos with HDR on their Xbox One S, One X, Series S and Series X. FlatpanelsHD discovered that this is now on a Google support page and verified the addition.

The site found that the YouTube app on the Series X displays HDR video in 4K at 60fps, and on the One S, HDR playback can be seen at 1440p at 60fps. To get HDR support, users need to update the app. Users have been asking for the feature for years, according to the site, and in 2017 Microsoft promised that HDR support would be coming.

Since 2016, it has been possible to watch HDR video on YouTube, provided users have a suitable TV, monitor or smartphone. YouTube recently announced that it was extending HDR support to live streams. PS5 users will have to wait for HDR, because YouTube on the Playstation 5 does not have HDR support. The PS4 does.