Most “bezel-light” devices on the market make their much larger displays more manageable by adopting a thinner, more one-hand friendly 18:9 aspect ratio. Now, YouTube has a native way to adapt to that ratio for Google’s new flagship.
In the YouTube app, seemingly exclusive to the Pixel 2 XL, for now, Google has added a way to let users adapt the video they are watching to better fit the aspect ratio on this device.
Rather than Samsung’s implementation which uses the OS to adjust the video, this functionality is built directly into the YouTube app.
All you have to do to adapt the video is use a pinch-to-zoom gesture either to view the video on the entire screen or to zoom out and see it in its native ratio.