Netflix adds HD, HDR10 support to unannounced Pixel 4 and other Android phones

Netflix adds HD, HDR10 support to unannounced Pixel 4 and other Android phones
Netflix updated its support page today (via Android Police) to add some new Android phones to its list of models that support the streamer's HD and HDR10 content. Among the new devices are the unannounced Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The big story here normally would have been the news that Netflix had included these two handsets on the lists proving that they do exist. However, Google itself has all but officially introduced the phones by sharing a photo of the Pixel 4, releasing a video of the Motion Sense/Face unlock features and publishing information about the new flagships in its blog.

UPDATE: Netflix has removed the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Asus ROG Phone II and the Samsung Galaxy Fold from its list of phones that support its HD and HDR10 streams. All of these phones certainly will end up back on the list; they were removed for now because Netflix jumped the gun.

Other new flagship models that will support both Netflix in HD and in HDR 10 include Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 series, the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Tab S6 tablet. Included in the list, besides the aforementioned Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the Sony Xperia 1, the LG G6, Asus ROG Phone II and several Xiaomi devices including the Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro.

Other Android devices now capable of viewing Netflix content in HD include the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017, 2018), Fire HD 10 (2017, 2019), the Asus MeMO Pad 7, Huawei Honor Tablet 5 (AL00HN), Lenovo Yoga Tab 3, Samsung Galaxy Feel (SC-04J), and the Samsung Tab Active 2. Additionally, any device powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset, be it phone or tablet, will now be able to view Netflix's streams in HD.


To see Netflix in HD, you need to subscribe to the Standard subscription plan priced at $12.99 per month. Streaming in HDR requires the Premium plan which costs $15.99 per month.

Related phones

Pixel 4
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Pixel 4 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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7 Comments

1. mackan84

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I don’t get why so many crazy high def features is needed for such a small screen. Can one really enjoy a movie with only 5-7 inch 18:9 smartphone? I only watch YouTube videos on mine where the audio is the essential.

2. SyCo87

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

It makes a difference to me since I watch movies/shows on my phone all of the time.

3. mackan84

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

You can get a led TV with chromecast for like $120 dollars. Or just a tablet for watching movies on a bigger screen.

4. SyCo87

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Well the thing is I don't need a bigger screen if I'm on a commute or at the beach. My vision is perfectly fine so my phone screen is the perfect size. Besides, if you factor in the distance you are from your TV in comparison to holding your phone 10 inches away from you, the screen size would be similar.

5. mackan84

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

All right but then there is another factor. Holding that phone through a full movie or even a episode. Or placing it on the ground standing means straining the neck when looking down at it. I just have a tough time relating and I apologize for that. Kudos to you for only needing one device.

6. SyCo87

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

It's cool, different folks, different strokes.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1472; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Can you stuff that TV in your pocket? Yeah that's what I thought too

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