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Hulu finally adds HDR content for compatible Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and more devices

With more and more smartphones and TVs launching with HDR support, demand for HDR content has skyrocketed in recent times. Streaming giants such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime have long offered HDR content, while Google Play Movies & TV (now Google TV) and HBO Max started offering HDR content just last year. Now at...

New Roku products and Google’s Chromecast with Google TV gain HDR10+ certification

The latest Roku products and Google’s Chromecast with Google TV have gained HDR10+ certification, with Paramount+ also featuring support for the technology. HDR10+ has previously featured in TVs from Samsung, Panasonic, and Amazon’s Fire TV Cube. FlatpanelsHD was the first to spot the news. “Google is pleased to join the growing number of companies adopting HDR10+ and...

Latest Insider Alpha build adds Dolby Vision to Xbox Series X and Series S

Microsoft rolled out a new alpha insider preview build a couple of days back with version number 2104.210317-0000. Shortly after the update, owners of the Xbox Series X and Series S, who are part of the alpha testing ring, have reported that HDR games on these consoles are now playing in Dolby Vision on compatible...

HBO Max adds 4K HDR support on Android TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV

Just in time for the holidays, HBO Max is treating its subscribers to a sweet surprise. A new update is rolling out to HBO Max users on Android TV and Google Chromecast, which finally adds support for 4K HDR content. The support for 4K (via 9to5Google) comes as part of the v50.8.1.240 of the HBO Max...

Google Play Movies adds its first Dolby Vision HDR titles

Earlier this year, Google announced support for HDR content on Google Play Movies & TV. The company specifically mentioned HDR10+, but we knew it was preparing to support Dolby Vision HDR as well. Today, we're seeing a batch of Dolby Vision HDR titles available on the platform. Joker and A Simple Favor are the first two...

Netflix adds the OPPO Reno3, some Sony Xperia phones, and the unannounced Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite to its HD/HDR supported list

The regular Android community started to care about Google’s Widevine DRM when they discovered the connection between the DRM level and HD playback capability in streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Having Widevine L1 status is indeed a mandatory requirement, but it doesn't necessarily ensure the ability to play Netflix content in HD,...

Google is testing HDR photography for Camera Go on budget Android Go smartphones

Google Camera Go is a watered-down version of the Pixel's Google Camera app. The app was released on the Nokia 1.3, an Android Go smartphone, and we recently went hands-on with the apk to see what the app can do. While the app itself is barebones, what excites us is the sheer potential it has...

How the Iris 5 chip from Pixelworks can improve the visual experience of Android smartphones

Smartphone screens continue to improve in visual quality every year in typical ways like color accuracy, color gamut, and brightness. However, we've come to a point where many of the technical advancements in even the top-tier displays are now imperceptible or unnoticed. Panel vendors and OEMs are constantly trying to come up with new ways,...

Netflix officially adds dozens of Samsung Galaxy phones to the list of HD and HDR supported devices

Samsung has unleashed a bunch of new devices on the tech world in recent weeks. The Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip are in the hands of users around the world. One of the things people love to do on phones with big, beautiful displays is watch Netflix. In order to support playing Netflix...

Google Play Movies & TV is getting support for HDR10+ content

Google offers services in almost all branches of the tech industry. One of them is streaming, in which Google offers its service via Google Play Movies & TV. This app is used for renting and/or buying digital streaming content like movies and TV shows. Traditionally, this content has been available in SD and HD qualities....

Netflix certifies new Android devices for HD and HDR10 video playback, including the Pixel 4

The last few weeks have been a veritable cornucopia of leaks and rumors regarding the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. It's almost impossible to list everything we know in each article. Last week alone, we saw multiple high production value hands-on videos from Vietnam, the Google Camera app leaked, the Face Unlock process was...

Google Pixel 3 seems to now support Netflix HDR video

Your Netflix subscription may allow you to stream high-quality, HDR content, but streaming HDR video on your phone isn't that easy. In this day and age, you don't need a recent TV in order to be able to enjoy HDR content, as displays in most modern mobile devices are perfectly capable of HDR playback. While...