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YouTube Signature Devices are handsets with the best YouTube watching experience

YouTube just launched a Device Report website that lists the best devices for enjoying its videos. The list isn’t particularly long but includes all the flagships from the major manufacturers.

The YouTube team claims that every device goes under extensive testing and it’s working closely with the OEMs to provide the best possible performance and quality when streaming YouTube videos. The list consists of 18 smartphones from Samsung, LG, OnePlus, HTC, Huawei, Xiaomi, Google and Nokia.

Interestingly, Apple’s devices are missing from the list due to the fact that iOS handsets don’t support Google’s VP9 video codec. All YouTube Signature Devices must support six core technologies – HDR, 360 video, 4K decoding, high frame rate, next-generation video codecs such as the VP9 and digital rights management performance. You can learn more about each feature here.

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