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PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Dec 2, 2021 at 12:10 AM       1,118       0      
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The latest PS5 YouTube App update enables High Dynamic Range (HDR) support on PlayStation 5 consoles for YouTube streaming in HDR10 format since the PS5 3.00 OFW Update that allows for dynamic range matching according to, to quote:

PS5 YouTube App High Dynamic Range (HDR) Update for PlayStation 5.jpg "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.

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."

:arrow: This comes following the The Ultimate PlayStation 5 FAQ, Share Factory Studio PS5 HDR Support update, HDR PS5 Games Demo and yesterday's BBC iPlayer App for PS5 that is also 4K HDR compatible. đź“ş

For those new in the PS5Scene with an HDR TV display that allows it, Sony's PlayStation Support page outlines How to enable and adjust HDR on a PlayStation 5 console:

Find out how to enable and adjust HDR on your PlayStation 5 console.

What is HDR?

HDR delivers a higher contrast—or larger color and brightness range—than Standard Dynamic Range (SDR).

Though all PS5 consoles have 4K and HDR capabilities, availability of image quality depends on your home entertainment set-up.

Enable PS5 HDR
  • Go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > HDR.
Adjust PS5 HDR settings
  • Go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > Adjust HDR.
:note: How to set up YouTube on PlayStation 5

How to download the YouTube app for PS5 consoles
  1. From Games home, select Media, All Apps and then select YouTube.
  2. Select Download if you haven’t yet installed the app.
How to sign in to YouTube
  1. Open the YouTube app and select Sign in.
  2. Sign in with your Google account when you're asked to.
    If you have more than one Google account, be sure to select the account that you use with YouTube.
How to sign out of YouTube
  1. Open the YouTube app and select your profile.
  2. Select Sign Out.
  3. Select Unlink Account.
How to unlink your YouTube account for PS5 consoles
  1. Go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Link with Other Services.
  2. Select YouTube and Unlink Account.
How to view YouTube videos in 4K for PS5 consoles

If you want to watch YouTube videos in 4K, you’ll need:
  • A PS5 console set up for 4K image quality.
  • An Ultra HD or 4K display device.
  • A steady Internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.
Once a 4K video is selected, the console will automatically stream the content in 4K resolution. If you want to make sure you're streaming in 4K, in the YouTube app go to Settings > Show Video Info > Enabled.

A 4K video normally has 3840 x 2160 resolution, so if you see these values, you are streaming in 4K quality. Picture quality also depends on the video you are streaming.

How to Get PS5 YouTube App & Sign in

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