Galaxy Note 9 tops YouTube’s recommended devices list

Brittany A. Roston - Aug 9, 2018
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Galaxy Note 9 tops YouTube’s recommended devices list

YouTube has released a list of smartphones its recommends for the best streaming experience. These “Signature Devices,” the term used by the company, are said to offer best-in-class YouTube experiences across multiple aspects, including reliability and performance, and when viewing 360-degree content in addition to regular videos. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes in at the top of the list, and there’s one surprising absence.

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Though most smartphones can handle the YouTube app, the experience isn’t consistent across all devices. Some phones struggle to handle 360-degree videos, for example; others take a long time to load videos, and others aren’t capable of playing high dynamic range videos.

For hardcore YouTube users who demand the best quality, YouTube has simplified finding a device that offers the best experience via its Signature Devices list, which was updated today. The Galaxy Note 9 is now #1 on this list, boasting a generous screen size of 6.4-inches with support for 1440p resolution.

Other Samsung phones also dot the list, including the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, S9, and S9+. Those handsets are joined by expected models, including the LG V30, Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, OnePlus 6, and HTC U12+. Notably missing from the list is the iPhone X…in fact, YouTube doesn’t list a single iPhone as a Signature Device.

SOURCE: YouTube Device Report


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