YouTube TV rolls out ‘major update’ for Apple TV with better picture quality
San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube TV has rolled out major updates for Apple TV users, which also includes improvements in picture quality.
A YouTube community manager recently provided an update on the latest developments for YouTube TV in a post on the YouTube TV subreddit, highlighting several ongoing updates.
According to the post, the multiview feature is now available to YouTube TV subscribers, with “improvements” set to come ahead of the NFL (National Football League) season.
The company also confirmed changes to transcoding, which include a bitrate increase for 1080p content.
“We are testing transcoding changes including bitrate increases for live 1080p content over the next several weeks. These will target devices that support the VP9 codec with a high-speed Internet connection. If these go well, we plan to make them permanent by this summer,” YouTube said.
In addition, the company has stated its intention to address long-standing YouTube TV problems on the Apple TV, such as black screens appearing during start-up, 4K playback issues, and the need to enable HDR support. .
Additionally, the post mentions that a new app update is coming soon to the App Store, which will address the crashing issue on first-generation Apple TV 4K units.