An fascinating change within the YouTube Android app now lets some customers playback movies at as much as 4K decision at 60FPS with HDR on units with decrease res-displays. The brand new function is seemingly a server-side replace as I’m utilizing model 15.05.35 of the YouTube app and never the newest 15.06.35 construct which launched on February 13. Final yr the iOS YouTube additionally app gained 4K playback with the rollout of iOS 14.
In my private testing with a Galaxy S10e playback at 2160p labored properly although after I switched to a Galaxy Tab S5e playback fared a lot worse with chopped frames leading to extra of a slideshow than video playback. It stays to be seen which units will achieve this new function although it’s a welcome addition. Even on smaller FHD+ smartphone screens, the 2160p movies look noticeably sharper with much less compression as a result of greater bitrate.
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