YouTube v2.12.08 Supports 8K Streaming for Android TV

According to report, YouTube (American video streaming-sharing platform) has started rolling out its new update with YouTube version 2.12.08 for Android TVs. The company added ‘8K video streaming’ support with new update. But this update is not available for every Android TV users. As per changelog for YouTube 2.12.08 update, your Android TV must have Android v10 and above installed on device.

Before release of this new YouTube update with 8K support, if you selected 8K content, it would be capped to streaming at 4K on Android TV. Since, this limitation will be removed with new update. According to “Android Police” already posted on the matter, YouTube version 2.12.08 will add 8K video streaming support to YouTube App for Android TV v10 and above.

This new update comes in two variants as per changelog including ‘8K video playback support’ which is changed to “limited 8K support to Android 10 version and above”. So, you can check if this feature “8K video streaming” support is available for you by updating YouTube app to YouTube version 2.12.08.

You can download latest version of YouTube from ‘Google Play Store’ App and/or update YouTube from “APK Mirror”. Even you can use this new update on Android TV that doesn’t support 8K streaming.

Further report, the initial changelog states that YouTube version 2.12.08 supports HDR on streams with .AV1 CODEC that looks it has been removed & replaced with “Cast Connect Support”. This changelog states that a stream can be handled and displayed by the related apps already installed on your Android TV. It means you can cast a show from a streaming service like YouTube on your Android phone, the same service’s on Android TV App will be played.

Moreover, YouTube version 2.12.08 for Android TV with 8K support comes with several bug fixes and performance enhancements, fixed incorrect date & time issues, improved resolution selection and more. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.