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Some very lucky Android TV owners can now stream YouTube in 8K

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There are 8K Android TVs out there and a decent selection of 8K content on YouTube. But up until recently, the streaming cap on the YouTube app for Android TV was 4K. Not anymore, though.

Version 2.12.08 now brings limited 8K support to Android TVs on version 10 and above. That feature we know for sure.

Changelog revisions took away the mention of HDR support on streams with the .av1 codec — at the moment, we can’t confirm the feature’s presence — and replaced it with Cast Connect support, which more efficiently integrates Casted content on TVs with local playback controls including the remote, and an improved screen resolution selection menu.

Here’s the original changelog:

• 8K video playback support
• AV1 HDR playback support
• Improved network performance on some devices
• Fixed font issues on some devices
• Fixed issue that black screen is shown on initial launch
• Various other platform improvements

And here’s the revised changelog:

• Display YouTube Music splash screen
• Cast Connect support
• Limited 8K support to Android 10 and up
• Improved resolution selection
• Fixed incorrect date and time issues
• Various other platform improvements

Grab the update from the Play Store or APK Mirror.

There are 8K Android TVs out there and a decent selection of 8K content on YouTube. But up until recently, the streaming cap on the YouTube app for

K.L. Rahul ‘very lucky’ to get Test recall: Manjrekar

Rahul was dropped from India’s Test squad after a forgettable series in WI last year

Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar feels K.L. Rahul is “very lucky” to be recalled to the Indian Test side on the basis of his performance in white-ball cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rahul, who has been in scintillating form in the ongoing IPL as he has scored 595 runs in 12 matches so far for Kings XI Punjab and holds the Orange Cap, has been named in the Test squad for the upcoming four-match Border-Gavaskar series against Australia to be played in December-January.

According to Manjrekar, a bad precedent is set when a played is recalled for Test on the basis of his IPL performance and it “massively demotivates” those playing the Ranji Trophy.

“You set a bad precedent when you recall a player for Tests on IPL performance. Especially if the player has been an abject failure in his last few Tests. Whether that player succeeds or fails is irrelevant, such selections massively demotivate Ranji players. #INDvsAUS (sic),” Manjrekar, a veteran of 37 Tests and 74 ODIs, said in a

Incidentally, Rahul was dropped from India’s Test squad after a forgettable series in West Indies last year, where he aggregated 101 runs from four innings. He was not even included even in the ‘A’ side for the tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

Rahul has so far played 36 Tests for India in which he has scored 2,006 runs, including five hundreds and 11 half-centuries. He has also played 32 ODIs and 41 T20Is in which he has scored 1,239 and 1,461 runs respectively.

The Australia tour will comprise three T20Is, three ODIs and four Test matches, expected to be played between November 27, 2020, and January 19, 2021. The official itinerary is, however, yet to be announced.

Rahul was dropped from India’s Test squad after a forgettable series in WI last year