You Can Now Watch YouTube 4K HDR Videos on HD Android Devices

Let’s face it: we all love YouTube, and the reasons could be endless. But although there are billions of videos about pretty much any sort of thing you can think about on the second most visited website in the world (that’s YouTube, folks!), you just cannot please everyone.

The YouTube mobile app still lacked 4K HDR videos, but that just changed, according to Actually, as long as you had a good enough internet connection, you could theoretically watch 4K YouTube videos on a phone that supports 4K footage.

4K resolution option for Android handsets that don’t support it

Since the last week, it’s theoretically possible to run 4K videos on a phone that has a Full HD or HD resolution display. Of course, the much better way of enjoying such videos is to project the phone screen to a TV or monitor.

According to, there are a lot of interesting facts about YouTube that you may consider reading. Let’s check out some of them:

  • 61.5% of the most popular videos from YouTube cannot be viewed in Germany.
  • Until 2025, it’s predicted that 50% of viewers who are under 32 years old will not subscribe to the paid TV.
  • 20% of users won’t watch a full video if it hasn’t hooked them during the first 10 seconds.
  • The most viewed YouTube video is Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee, having 6.6 billion views.
  • YouTube provides free space in Los Angeles for those who have 10,000+ subscribers.
  • There are over 31 million YouTube channels.
  • Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video generated 11 million dislikes.
  • Gangnam Style was so insanely popular that it broke YouTube’s video counter.
  • 37% of all mobile internet traffic is from YouTube.
  • Over 70% of what people watch on YouTube is determined by the recommendation algorithm.
  • The first video on YouTube was posted in 2005 from the San Diego Zoo.


Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.