YouTube will show HDR video on your fancy new TV
CES has brought us a whole host of new TVs that support HDR video, but like 4K, the content isn’t easy to come by right now. Fortunately, Google is going to change that by making HDR video available through YouTube.
You’re probably already familiar with the term “HDR,” because changes are your smartphone camera lets you shoot HDR images and maybe even video, too. In a TV, HDR can make blacks even blacker, and bright colors even brighter.
The downside is, you need HDR content to get the most out of an HDR-compatible TV, in the same way you need 4K content for a 4K TV. Amazon and Netflix are already showing HDR content, but it will likely be a while before HDR movies and TV shows are mainstream.
But YouTube hopes to keep you entertained in the meantime. At CES in Las Vegas this week, Robery Kyncl, chief business officer, confirmed YouTube would begin supported HDR video soon.
Almost all HDR TVs will have a YouTube app, making that content easy to access. But if yours doesn’t, you’ll be able to stream HDR content to it via Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and other set-top boxes that offer YouTube access.