Their social media person (or persons) probably didn't know about it and they're likely working from home. Their response to anyone who asks is likely a copy and paste from a script. I wonder if Google just wasn't ready for the update to drop this week.
Ok, now let us wait and see how fast Google is.Seems YouTube had no idea tvOS 14 supports VP9.
Nice job guys.
edit: there are rumors online that Apple removed VP9 support in the official release. I really hope that’s not the case...
During the betas, I had a 4K option on YouTube via Safari. Now, it maxes out at 720p on videos.
Regarding YouTube on Safari I now only play YouTube in Chrome.Safari is my preferred and main browser but it’s simply unacceptable in 2020 to not have 4K option for YouTube.
I hope Google updates their TV OS YT App soon,it’s a major disadvantage.
The VP9 hardware support has been in the PowerVR gpus for years.I'm only speculating, but my guess is that since vp9 is using software decoding, they disabled it in iOS and iPad OS since it could impact battery life and they are only leaving it enabled in TVOS.
4k playback was via iOS/iPadOS YouTube app not using Safari. Of course the 14.2 beta 1 broke that now. Only Safari in Big Sur allows vp9 to do 4K/8K comparing multiple devices.During the betas, I had a 4K option on YouTube via Safari on the iPhone 11. Now, it maxes out at 720p on videos.
4k playback was via iOS/iPadOS YouTube app not using Safari. Of course the 14.2 beta 1 broke that now. Only Safari in Big Sur allows vp9 to do 4K/8K comparing multiple devices.
tvOS has never supported 4K via YouTube.
tvOS has never supported 4K via YouTube. This is still the case with the recent YouTube app released September 20, 2020. At this time I don’t know who is at fault Apple or Google, buts it’s unacceptable after so many tvOS versions that it’s not functional along with it being mentioned in the 14.0 documentation.