YouTube launched HDR support in 2016, but it was limited to pre-recorded content. Today, the company extends HDR support to live streams, enabling a “real-time, vibrant experience.”
HDR (High Dynamic Range) extends the range of content and allows you to see dark shadows and bright highlights on the screens that support it. If you are a creator and want to live stream in HDR, you need to use an encoder Listed here.
Meanwhile, viewers are compatible for watching live streams in HDR, including the HDR TV YouTube app, Android devices with HDR displays, Chromecast Ultra, and Windows and Mac PCs that support HDR displays and HDR graphics. You will need a device.
If your device doesn’t support HDR, you won’t see the HDR option in the video quality settings menu, but you can still watch the video in SDR.