The Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 are the first phones to support HDR video in the YouTube mobile app. After an update, YouTube now offers support for HDR playback up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

YouTube added support for HDR video in November 2016, but at that time devices such as LG G6 or Sony Xperia XZ Premium did not support HDR screens.

The HDR update is available for the latest Samsung smartphones so far, but Google will continue to add other devices in coming days.

The difference between an HDR video and non-HDR is stark once you’ve seen it. After YouTube’s added support, users now have free options to watch HDR content (albeit currently limited), without having to pay for video from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

Update: Google is rolling out HDR support for the Pixel, LG V30and Sony Xperia XZ Premium, in addition to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

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