YouTube confirms HDR videos 1080p capping change, says working to bring back 4K support
Last week, it came to light that the maximum resolution for HDR videos in the YouTube mobile app has been dropped from 4K to 1080p, likely because of performance issues.
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Apparently, the change wasn’t limited to the mobile app, as even gaming console users are also complaining – both on the official help forum as well as Reddit – about this missing functionality on YouTube.
Today, a Google employee took to the official help forum to confirm that the service is indeed not showing 4K content currently. They also added that the company is working on the issues that forced them to make this change. Following is the complete post:
We’re not displaying 4k content right now, 1080p is the max. We are working on this, though no exact date to share just yet!
It’s worth mentioning that while YouTube’s response was to a Xbox One user, it’d not be a stretch to say that as soon as issues are fixed, 4K support will be back on mobile as well. Sadly, there’s no information on exactly when the current 1080p limit will be reverted back.