Microsoft's Xbox One X can now stream 4K YouTube

Alongside Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and, lattery, the BBC iPlayer, YouTube is fast becoming one of the leading places for 4K content. And since the Xbox One X sees itself as a home media centre as well as a games console, a marriage between the two seems very fitting.

So it's nice to see that, from today, the X is receiving an updated YouTube app supporting 4K video up to 60fps. The update is only for Microsoft's top console, leaving those with an Xbox One or Xbox One S behind.

And, unfortunately, it doesn't come with HDR skills, so those waiting for the premium viewing experience will have to wait a little longer - an HDR update is due "soon". "Soon" is also the timescale for for the Xbox One S to receive its 4K/HDR YouTube update.

Still, it's nice to see that some companies can still play nicely with YouTube...


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Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.