If you are the lucky holder of an iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, we have good news for you. The screen of these devices, as in previous generations, supports HDR content.
YouTube for iPhone activates HDR videos for the 11 Pro
Thanks to this compatibility we can enjoy high quality multimedia and for a couple of generations, the YouTube app for iPhone supports HDR videos.
Now said support has reached the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. For a few days users of the new Apple devices have noticed how their apps allowed to play videos in HDR (as long as the uploaded footage was compatible with it). Now the app is being updated and provides support for the new manzanita smartphones.
Keep in mind that this is not necessarily new; From the iPhone X the app could play content in HDR but it has had to be updated to support the new hardware that these screens have been bringing over time. Of course, this support does not reach everyone; iPhone 11 and iPhone XR run out of it.
YouTube for iPhone already supports HDR videos for the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
Users of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max who frequent MacRumors forums have seen how HDR videos have been activated in the YouTube app for iOS. This means that Google is finally giving the necessary support to Apple’s new phones to reproduce this type of content. Again, it is necessary that the content supports HDR, and also, not all iPhone can support it.
Specifically, the Apple devices that support this compatibility are those that have an OLED panel and have been launched since 2017. This leaves out iPad models that do not carry this technology and, especially, the iPhone 11 e iPhone XR “Cheap iPhone” will not be able to play HDR content on YouTube.
To enjoy this technology we simply have to go to the YouTube app, give the 3 dots in the upper right corner and select the resolution with the HDR offered by the footage.
If you have an iPhone 11 not Pro or an iPhone XR, we are sorry to tell you that you will not be able to access this compatibility. In the next few days you should receive the update of the YouTube app for iOS and enjoy HDR videos of the platform.