YouTube 4K has come to Apple TV, however we’re ready on HDR, 60fps, and iPhone/iPad playback

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“An enormous frustration with the Apple TV 4K is about to be historical past,” my colleague Chris Welch wrote, after we realized that Apple’s premiere set-top field would lastly give you the option play 4K YouTube movies at their native decision as a substitute of being caught at 1080p. Nowadays, even a $40 dongle can do higher than that.

However although Apple’s newest software program updates did carry YouTube 4K to the Apple TV 4K, the frustrations aren’t essentially over. It seems you’re restricted to watching 4K at 30fps, as a substitute of a clean 60 frames per second, and with out the depth of colour and distinction that Excessive Dynamic Vary (HDR) gives. That’s what 9to5Mac observed yesterday, and we’ve confirmed with Google that — for now — Apple TV solely helps 4K at 30fps with SDR…

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