Here’s the latest reason to snap up the Chromecast Ultra

If you’re rocking a 4K TV with HDR capabilities you can now expect a flood of new content thanks to YouTube.

The video sharing behemoth has revealed it now supports high dynamic range clips.

The new Chromecast Ultra dongle is one of the supported devices, with Samsung’s 2016 SUHD and UDB range being added to the mix soon.

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From today, anyone can upload HDR videos to YouTube and the firm has created a playlist featuring new HDR content.

Those without HDR displays will see the content in standard dynamic range. YouTube has created a simulated comparison below.


YouTube of course has long been the place to visit to become au fait with new  visual formats.

It helped to pioneer 3D video, is doing the same for 360-degree content and is probably still the best place to find 4K content.

While traditional content providers lag behind, it’s often YouTube that gives us a sense of what to come.

In a post on the YouTube blog, software engineers Steven Robinson wrote: HDR adds a whole new dimension of creative freedom and visual spectacle, and we’ve barely scratched the surface of what this means for storytelling. We can’t wait to see the amazing videos you’re going to make with HDR.”

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Which do you think is the bigger deal? HDR or 4K? Share your thoughts below.

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