Almost a month after Apple launched iPhone 11 series, the American video-sharing website YouTube has added High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for the new lineup. However, iPhone and iPad owners worldwide wait for 4K YouTube support to continue. Those who own the latest iPhones can now watch their content in HDR. The HDR options will be available for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max users after the update. The YouTube app update is available free for users from the App Store. To enjoy content in HDR on YouTube, one has to open a video on YouTube that supports HDR and then check for the list of available resolutions. Users can easily find the HDR option by pressing the three dots on the top right of the video on the app.
Multiple reports suggest that iPhone 11 and iPhone XR do not feature HDR support on YouTube because these handsets are not HDR-enabled OLED displays. The HDR support is exclusively available for handsets that have OLED displays and must be released after 2017. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models feature 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays, respectively, and can also shoot the highest quality video and record 4K video. But the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR feature LCD panels. Also, all iPad models are not HDR-enabled and users can’t enjoy content in HDR. This means that California headquartered company’s HDR feature will support only smartphones that were released post-2017.
Although YouTube has supported HDR on iOS app ever since Apple in 2017 introduced iPhone X, it required updates to support the new devices. It is for Google that releases updates separately to support the new iPhones. This is the first time when the latest iPhones have been included by YouTube. On September 10, Apple had unveiled three iPhone 11 models — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These latest devices have been touted as the environment-friendly smartphones by the company.