YouTube adds Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and Honor View 20 to its Signature Devices list

Popular video streaming app YouTube has added three new phones to the Signature Device list — the Huawei P30, P30 Pro and the Honor View20. This list of select devices consists of those devices that support YouTube features such as HDR, 360-degree video, 4K decoding, high frame rate, Google’s VP9 profile 2 decoding and DRM support.

Before the inclusion of these new devices, the list included some popular flagships from multiple manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, LG, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Sony and Google.

What is the Signature Device list?

The Signature Device list is Google’s way of telling users which phones offer the very best multimedia viewing experience. While all phones claim to offer the best experience on them, the fact is only very few devices support the high-end formats that YouTube offers.

With the new additions, the total number of handsets on the YouTube Signature device list now becomes 32. And with HDR content becoming the new buzzword in the industry and mobile devices increasingly being used to view it, it’s only a matter of time before this list explodes and a lot more devices are added to it.

For devices that want to join this elite list, a handset must be able to playback HDR, as well as be compliant with 360-degree content and support flawless playback of high-frame video. Apart from this, devices must also be compatible with the VP9 profile 2 for video decoding which enables devices to consume 30% less bandwidth without affecting video playback quality. Signature devices must also support YouTube’s own DRM for premium video content.

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