If, and that is a big if, you have an 8K TV with the latest version of Android TV and AV1 hardware support, you should now be able to stream YouTube in glorious 8K resolution.
YouTube 8K for Android TVFollowing the roll-out of 8K support for 2020 LG and Samsung 8K TVs in May 2020, YouTube has now enabled 8K streaming on Android TV. It is not the first time that Google/YouTube has brought support for new video technologies to partner platforms before bringing support to its own TV platform. The following requirements must be met:
Another new feature is Cast Connect, which "allows your Android TV app to receive messages and broadcast media status as if it were a Chromecast". It is still early days for 8K TVs and our recommendation is to wait for the ecosystem to mature. Still, it is good to see things moving forward, albeit slowly.
|New features and bug fixes: - Display YouTube Music splash screen - Cast Connect support - Limited 8K support to Android 10 and up - Improved resolution selection - Fixed incorrect date and time issues - Various other platform improvements|
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