Google is updating the YouTube app for the Xbox One S and One X consoles to support native 4K content.
Microsoft made a big deal about supporting 4K Blu-ray content when it announced the updated Xbox One consoles in August 2016, but that support didn’t extend to streaming services like YouTube. If you wanted to watch 4K content, you were left waiting for Google to update YouTube to support 4K content. But Google wasn’t in any rush to roll out support. Users had to wait nearly a year and a half for the update to come through, but it finally has.
Users can watch 4K YouTube content at 60 frames per second on the Xbox One consoles. Unfortunately, the update doesn’t bring HDR support. That will have to wait for another update, and who knows when that will come. At this point, we’ll take what we can from Google.
The YouTube update is now rolling out to users through the Microsoft Store. It won’t be available to everyone right away, but it is on the way.
Update: An Xbox representative reached out to TechnoBuffalo and revealed HDR support is coming soon for the Xbox One X while the team is working hard to bring the feature to the Xbox One S at a later time.