YouTube added support for 8K videos back in 2015 – long before 8K cameras or TVs were easily accessible. Five years later, flagship smartphones can shoot video in that resolution and there are some 8K TVs that, while pricey, are not completely out of reach.
So, this update to the YouTube for Android TV app is a bit late, but better late than never. The changelog says that the new version adds “limited 8K support to Android 10 and up”. It’s not clear what “limited” means, but if you have a smart TV running Android 10 you can give it a shot.
Here is probably the first 8K video to be…