iOS 14 beta users report seeing 4K option in the YouTube app

24 June 2020
Select iPhone users are seeing their YouTube options going all the way up to 2160p.

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Anonymous, 24 Jun 2020Wow really ? You can't feel the difference ? Interesting. J... moreHe said 3/4 of the people. You are probably within the 1/4 that would be able to tell the difference.

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Original-Jamaican, 24 Jun 2020GSMArena Arena makes it sound like 4K is standard on Androi... moreCheck xperia 1 or xperia 1 II.... DAMN

Watching 4K content on non 4K screen totally makes complete sense. LMAO
Only Sony can legit use that 4K resolution.

don't fool yourselves , there is NO use of watching 4k on a non-4k screen
don't be hilarious.

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2020iPhone 11 with HD display :D only Sony use Real 4K@60fps vi... moreAnyone with Vanced can play 4K vids on Youtube, but playing them on 6,5" screen in 4K ... what a joy, that makes totaly sense and it's not useless at all.
You can say we have two sides on the same coin here - really low res and wasted high res.

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iPhone 11 with HD display :D only Sony use Real 4K@60fps video on youtube!

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2020Comparing a 10inch+ tablet to a phone. Seems right... Let's... moreYou sadly do not see the rubbish I was responding to.
Maybe not sadly, consider yourself lucky.

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Fearghast, 24 Jun 2020Tell us more jokes how Sony Xperia 1 display is the one and... moreComparing a 10inch+ tablet to a phone. Seems right... Let's bring some 8k tvs and compare it to the ipad then ??? Smh

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RejZoR, 24 Jun 2020Gotta love ppl who demand 4K on tiny devices where I bet 3/... moreWow really ? You can't feel the difference ? Interesting. Just use 1080p display for few minutes and switch to 720p. I can tell that very easily. Can't mention the enormousdifference if you go all the way upto 4k.

DrakeX, 24 Jun 2020There is a way to unlock 4K60 HDR on any capable Android sm... moreExactly, sadly we do not have Vanced alternative on iOS - at least as far as I know.
I use Vanced on all of my Android devices.

GSMArena Arena makes it sound like 4K is standard on Android smartphones. I have had a number of Android flagships from Samsung to Huawei and not one of them supported 4K playback in YouTube. I only get 4K playback on my desktop computer.

TheGoldenMellifluous, 24 Jun 2020iPhones with the screen resolution range floating around HD... moreThere is a way to unlock 4K60 HDR on any capable Android smartphone which is via YouTube Vanced. Click your profile icon > Settings > Vanced Settings > Video Settings > Check Resolution Checks which overrides the maximum resolution of your device screen. I've tested on Mi 9T and the playback was smooth. Not only that, HDR capable phones that aren't detected by the app can be forced to play HDR (software HDR). YouTube should have given us this option considering PC can.

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Anonymous, 24 Jun 2020Samsung has HDR displays since galaxy s9 also there are Sam... moreGalaxy Note 7 was first HDR screen for mobile.

prasad-gsma, 24 Jun 2020Did they drop 2160p support? Because I distinctly remember ... moreAs far as I know, Z5 Premium didn't support 4K video playback on YouTube officially, especially during Lollipop. I never known if it was enabled in Marshmallow & Nougat or not. It was due to the limitation it had during that time.

However, for XZ Premium, it did support 4K video playback on YouTube officially and I confirmed this as I'm currently own an XZ Premium. But for 4K HDR video playback, it only supports 4K HDR video playback for an amount of short time in 2017 when HDR-phone is rising in numbers before it was dropped in the next update and capped at 1080p HDR until now. Same situation for XZ2 Premium, 1, and 1 Mark II.

TheGoldenMellifluous, 24 Jun 2020iPhones with the screen resolution range floating around HD... moreDid they drop 2160p support? Because I distinctly remember the XZ Premium and Z5 Premium supporting native 2160p playback on YouTube.

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2020Samsung has HDR displays since galaxy s9 also there are Sam... moreAhh, thx for the heads up and additional information you gave there. Yes, I do aware those devices supported HDR displays and HDR video playback from the get-go.
But my primary concern here is why 4K HDR video playback is enabled in Youtube in iPhones with FHD+ (HDR) display running iOS 14 Beta, while Android of any versions can't do the same task despite there are 4 smartphones have the 4K HDR display hardware from the get-go (and all from Sony) :/

JaJa, 24 Jun 2020This is not 4k .. 4k is 3840 × 2160 pixels .It literally says 2160p in both text and images.

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TheGoldenMellifluous, 24 Jun 2020iPhones with the screen resolution range floating around HD... moreSamsung has HDR displays since galaxy s9 also there are Samsung tablets with HDR screens

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my google certified android box from 2014 has vp9

iPhones with the screen resolution range floating around HD+ to FHD+ on iOS 14 Beta have the 4K HDR playback video enable on their YouTube app, while Android has "literally" 4 smartphones with 4K HDR display resolution from the get-go (all from Sony), but none of them are enabled for its 4K HDR video playback (capped at 1080p HDR only) on YouTube and even enabled, only short-lived during 2017 and no update to re-enable above 1080p HDR till now?
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Oh gosh... Honestly, this isn't right and straight embarrassing in my perspective...