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Three more devices get Netflix HDR playback support
It looks like Netflix’s list of HDR-compatible devices is growing rapidly: for the longest time, the LG G6 was the only device on that list with its support for Dolby Vision, and it was only a month ago that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium became the second-ever phone to be certified for HDR playback. Now, that list has grown to five: with the latest update, HDR playback is now enabled on the three recently-announced flagship smartphones from LG, Samsung, and Sony.
As long as you have the latest firmware on your LG V30, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Sony Xperia XZ1, a 4 Screen premium Netflix subscription, and stable Internet connection, you should be able to take advantage of your phone’s gorgeous screen whether it’s FullVision, Infinity Display, or Triluminos. HDR-compatible content should pop out more now, with brighter colors and higher contrast.
The Galaxy S8 duo actually does not support HDR10 nor Dolby Vision, the two HDR standards that Netflix uses.
Curiously enough, however, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are still nowhere to be found on that page. That’s because even though Samsung was the first to bring HDR10 to a mobile device (with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7), the Galaxy S8 duo actually does not support HDR10 nor Dolby Vision, the two HDR standards that Netflix uses. There have been some online users who claim that their Galaxy S8 devices show the HDR icon on Netflix, but the company says it’s a bug.
It’s unclear whether the video streaming giant will add Mobile HDR Premium, which is the HDR standard that’s available on the Galaxy S8, but until then, the Galaxy Note 8 will remain the only Samsung-made device on that list. That said, however, with more manufacturers adding HDR10 compatibility to their flagships, the list is bound to grow even more in the coming months.
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