High Dynamic Range (HDR) content just became a lot more accessible...
Engadget reports that YouTube is now streaming HDR video, a welcome addition to the 4K content that's been available on the site for some time now. According to the article, "Google worked with a number of YouTubers -- including MysteryGuitarMan, Jacob and Katie Schwarz and Abandon Visuals -- to have premium HDR content ready for launch, but anyone can now upload their visually enhanced video."
A summary of supported videos is available on YouTube's HDR Launch Playlist.
HDR is definitely all the rage--especially for anyone who's had the pleasure of viewing content on a compatible display. It essentially creates a digital, on-screen image that emulates natural human vision. In application, this means greater pixel contrast and brightness than standard 4K video.
Home Theater Review reports HDR content streaming is currently available on the Chromecast Ultra, and YouTube says that the functionality will soon be added directly to the app in Samsung's smart HDR-capable TVs.