Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonYouTube app updated with HDR support on PlayStation 5 - FlatpanelsHD

YouTube app updated with HDR support on PlayStation 5

30 Nov 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |

Owners of the Sony PlayStation 5 can now enjoy YouTube streaming in HDR10 format as a result of a recent app update.

YouTube HDR on PS5

As highlighted in our extensive PlayStation 5 review, Sony's latest game console has a number of shortcomings when it comes to media playback and streaming such as missing support for frame rate matching, dynamic range matching, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and of course YouTube HDR. In April 2021, Sony released a system update to add support for dynamic range matching (switching between SDR / HDR10 depending on the source). As spotted by FlatpanelsHD reader Aha, the YouTube app has now also been updated to support HDR (High Dynamic Range), specifically HDR10 video in the VP9-2 codec (see photo). On PlayStation 5, HDR is supported for YouTube videos in up to 4K 60fps.

YouTube PS5

YouTube HDR on PS5. Photo: FlatpanelsHD

There are plenty of videos in HDR10 format on YouTube and some of them look stunning on the right display. We can recommend The HDR Channel. Xbox Series X/S also launched without support for YouTube HDR. It was added through an app update on both Xbox One and Xbox Series in early 2021.



Latest news

Bauhn Tizen

Samsung has found its first three Tizen Smart TV partners

26 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
SkyShowtime

New streaming service SkyShowtime begins roll-out in Europe

26 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Chromecast
Chromecast with Google TV (HD)

Google launches new Chromecast with Google TV with 1080p HDR

23 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Dolby Vision Atmos

Google wants to push royalty-free alternatives to Dolby Vision & Atmos

22 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV HomePod

AirPlay 2 speakers may soon function as default Apple TV speakers

21 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xbox One X

Microsoft backtracks on controversial DRM scheme for Xbox game discs

20 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
PS5

New PlayStation 5 with detachable disc drive rumored for Q3 2023

20 Sep 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |