YouTube HDR Slowly Rolling Out to Compatible Devices

YouTube for Android

Several current Android phones are starting to see the long awaited YouTube HDR content come to them.  YouTube rolled out HDR content at the end of 2016 but to this point, virtually no devices were able to render it.  That has changed throughout the course of 2017 and now several reports indicate that multiple devices are seeing an HDR option on video playback.

For those who don’t know, HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.  Images and video shot in HDR have more contrast, a wider color palette and greater brightness levels.

As for devices that are now reportedly able to show HDR content, it is growing rapidly.

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Try YouTube Red for .99 Cents for Three Months

If you have been thinking about trying out YouTube Red, the ad-free version of YouTube, now is a good time to give it a go.  Right now you can sign up for three months for just .99 Cents, giving you full access to the service, and as a bonus, to Google Play Music Unlimited as well.  For those who may not remember, Red is the ad-free version of YouTube which gives you an ad-free experience but also allows you to download videos for offline viewing later on your Android devices.  It also gives you access to original YouTube content.

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YouTube Music Launched for Android and iOS

YouTube Music for Android

Today YouTube has launched the all new YouTube Music app.  This music centric app follows in the footsteps of other content specific apps like YouTube Kids and YouTube Gaming by providing music audio and video content in an clean and simple app that allows offline listening.  Tied in with the recently launched YouTube Red service, YouTube Music allows subscribers to view music videos, listen to music online or offline and has a powerful search function to find your favorite artist.  Further, you can setup your own stations (playlists) for the genre or artist you like most.

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YouTube Launching Ad-Free Service Next Week

YouTube is going into the premium content game.  Well, to be fair, they were kind of already there but they are getting legit with the announcement of YouTube Red.  The new ad-free, $9.99 per month YouTube Red will be officially launched next Wednesday, October 28, 2015 and will bring with it the ability to no only enjoy YouTube Red ad-free but also will allow you to download content for viewing offline later.

YouTube Red is the experience fans have been asking for. For just $9.99 a month, you’ll be able to enjoy videos across all of YouTube without ads, save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet and play videos in the background.

For those of you in the United States, you can try YouTube Red free for 30 days when it launches.  Here is the really good news:  If you are a Google Play Music Unlimited subscriber, you get YouTube Red subscription included.  So essentially you get both for $9.99 per month.

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