If you watched the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 yesterday morning, then you may have had the same WTF? moment as many of us when Samsung announced that the Note9 was a YouTube Signature Device. We’ve had a look around and found out what it is, and there’s actually a few devices already certified.
YouTube Signature devices are apparently a ‘best in-class’ experience thing that YouTube has launched to ensure users get the best experience of their platform. The YouTube Device report website has the low-down on what it is, and also which devices are included. The full text of what makes a YouTube Signature Device is here:
To qualify as a Signature Device, a phone must support high dynamic range, high frame rate, reliable DRM performance, 4K decoding, and use next generation video codecs. We’ve worked with manufacturers to verify these devices meet or exceed our performance expectations.
So now we all know what a YouTube Signature Device is, the question is now – is my device one of them? Well, there’s actually quite a few already certified but the full list includes:
There’s no mention of whether manufacturers have to pay for the certification, and it’s possible there’s a lot of handsets not included on the list could possibly make the list if they were tested. If you’ve not had issues with viewing YouTube previously then there’s nothing to worry about, this is just another thing for manufacturers to list at a launch.
Last modified on 11 August 2018 9:46 am