The YouTube application has received an update to adapt to the iPhone 12 screen. From now on, it is possible to enjoy HDR on the video platform.
As has been the case at least every year since 2017, the YouTube app recently received an update on the App Store. This switch to version 15.45.2 allows it to adapt completely to the iPhone 12 screen in order to take full advantage of their HDR mode.
YouTube goes HDR on iPhone 12
Now, it is therefore possible to play videos on YouTube in a quality up to 2160p60 in HDR. Although the application already supported HDR on previous models of the Apple brand, an update of the application is necessary to adapt to any new hardware. This is now the case for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and 12 mini.
As a reminder, HDR allows you to enjoy a more contrasted and nuanced image with variations in brightness within the same image. However, not all videos are compatible, since they must be filmed and broadcast in this format.
On YouTube, you will find some videos broadcast in HDR. To find out if this is the case on a video, click on the three small dots at the top right of the video to open the settings for it, and adjust the quality. On the iPhone 12 range, you will now see the mention “HDR” on compatible videos after the definition and the framerate of the video.
Still no PiP
However, many users complain that YouTube no longer offers Picture in Picture on iOS, not even for YouTube Premium subscribers (the subscription which allows users to enjoy PiP on Android, among other things). This is a limitation imposed by Apple’s terms of service prohibiting monetization of a feature of the system.