YouTube announced a series of “Signature Device” phones in August this year, including Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6, HTC U12 Plus, etc. These phones will have the best YouTube viewing experience. Although Apple’s iPhone does not support Google’s VP9 video encoder, the new iPhone still has a good YouTube experience.
After the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max went on sale on Friday, users found that the new iPhone is not like the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus or iPad Pro, and can play HDR movies on YouTube. As a result, YouTube was not ready on Friday, but both iPhone XS and XS Max have supported HDR video playback since yesterday, but limited by the screen resolution of the two new iPhones, the highest supported video resolution is only 1080p.