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YouTube has quietly dropped a Christmas present for fans of 4K Ultra HD technology: sometime over the last week, the Google-owned website has added a direct option to identify and select 4K clips on the immensely popular video sharing platform, making it easier for owners of ultra high-definition (UHD) TVs to enjoy 4K content on their super-high-res displays.

Although YouTube has started supporting 4K videos since 2010, the fact that a particular footage is available in 4K resolution isn’t usually labelled in a clear manner, unless the video uploader choose to include the terms “4K”, “UHD” or “Ultra HD” in the title or metadata tag. However, the video streaming giant recently introduced a subtle yet significant change, which may just boost consumers’ awareness and subsequent adoption of 4K display technology.


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