How to Watch YouTube Videos 1440p60 HDR on Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, S9, S9+

Watch YouTube HDR Videos on your Galaxy Phone

Samsung Galaxy phones have 2K+ HDR displays especicially the S8,S8+, Note 8, Note 9, S9 and S9+.  If you aren’t sure what HDR is here is the textbook definition courtesy of wikipedia

High-dynamic-range imaging is a high dynamic range technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques

HDR/High Dynamic Range basically means you get a wider and richer range of colors, brighter more realistic whites and much deeper richer darks.

In order to see HDR content on your Galaxy phone do the following

  1. Swipe down from the top and click Settings (aka the gear)
  2. Go to Display and change Resolution to WQHD+ 2960×1440
  3. Click Back button and go to the bottom and click Video Enhancer and turn that on
  4. Hit your Home Button and open the YouTube app
  5. Search 4K HDR and tap on one of those videos,  Once it begins playing tap the screen and click the 3 dots, click Quality and choose 1440p60 HDR or  1440p HDR.  Regardless it should say HDR at the end of it doesn’t try another video until it does say HDR

 

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