Netflix adds HDR and Dolby Vision support for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPad Pro


Netflix introduced HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 early this month, a little bit more than a week ahead of its official launch on the market. Since Apple's new iPhones have been recently announced, it makes perfect sense for the company to offer the same level of streaming experience to Apple fans.

Four new Apple products have been recently added to the list of devices that support HDR and Dolby Vision: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPad Pro (2nd generation). In order for the new features to work, these devices will have to run the latest version of iOS.

Aside from the four Apple devices mentioned, Netflix had already certified five Android smartphones as able to display Dolby Vision and/or HDR footage: LG G6, LG V30, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

The list will most likely be expanded with one or more Huawei smartphones, but Google's forthcoming Pixel flagships could be added next month as well.

source: Netflix via Engadget

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21 Comments

1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Why doesn't ipad pro 2015 has this feature?

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Maybe it doesn't meet the HDR standard, or Apple is just being greedy

6. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

True.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Phone not out yet. Got the support hookup.

3. Valinor

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

But but but...... i thought the iphone 8and 8 plus dont have an hdr screen?

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Hdr screens are basically wide color gamut (10bit) with high contrast ratio, it's nothing more than a standard, not a new technology or anything. Any display that meets those standard can label itself as "HDR supported" display

14. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

There is no relation between wide color gamut and being 10-bit. 10-bit is about having more granularity between the colors you display, while wider color gamut is related to how much of a color spectrum you cover. All smartphone displays are 8-bit right now, yet some have wide-gamut. Similarly, there are professional displays(monitors) who are 10-bit, but can display it over sRGB.

10. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

HDR and resolution arent the same thing.

7. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Unreleased Apple phone gets support, yet the Galaxy S8 continues to wait for support.

8. Nicoglx

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

I think it's a move to sell more Note 8, right?

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

That might be their intention, the reality though is it's just pissing off their existing Galaxy S8/S8+ users. Is it making me want to buy the Note 8? No, it's just pissing me off and making me consider selling and buy something not from Samsung.

11. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Like the lg v30 perhaps?

12. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Maybe.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You mean support from Netflix? Because they already rolled out HDR support for the S8 and Note8

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

The Galaxy S8 duo actually does not support HDR10 nor Dolby Vision, the two HDR standards that Netflix uses. http://www.androidauthority.com/three-devices-get-netflix-hdr-playback-support-798326/

18. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Irrelevant, when the mobile standard was released nobody supported it. Amazon and Youtube now support it. Which just leaves Netflix, they've had plenty of time, they're just not motivated enough.

19. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You think maybe that has something to do with the fact that the standard didnt exist at the time the s8 was getting its certifications and approvals?.. The s8 duo does HDR10. Just like the note7 before it did. It does it just fine on your own content, along with youtube, and amazon video. It's just not certified under the hdr mobile standard that didnt exist at the time, and that netflix is going by. This is all on samsung. Only thing keeping them from certification is their own laziness/lack of desire to submit it.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So this tiny barely 720p screen has HDR Netflix support but my S8+ doesn't

16. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yes, annoying isn't it. Thank Samsung.

20. AxelFoley unregistered

You're welcome. There is an iphone 8 at the store with your name on it. Get off the couch and get moving. Now. Do you have any salutations for Netflix? https://www.sammobile.com/2017/09/08/galaxy-s8-s8-gain-hdr-video-playback-youtube/

21. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Nice, I should try this with my ipad pro 10.5.

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