Netflix certifies its first phone for HDR and Dolby Vision streaming... yep, it's the LG G6

Netflix certifies its first phone for HDR and Dolby Vision streaming... yep, it's the LG G6
Oh, Gods of HDR streaming, you have finally blessed a phone with the Netflix stamp of approval, and for the first time in history we will be able to watch all those new or existing "wide color" shows shot in the flashy DCI-P3 gamut as their creators intended on the go with the smartphone in our pocket. Said phone in question is none other than the LG G6, of course, just as Netflix promised back in March. For now, it is the first and only handset listed in the Netflix Android phone compatibility list as one that can show HDR and Dolby Vision movies and TV shows in their full bloom.

That's right, Streaming Netflix in HDR and Dolby Vision on your phone is "coming soon, and requires Netflix app version 5.0 for Android." Those of you with an LG G6, don't pop the champagne just yet, as Netflix says that "the updated app is not yet available," but, considering that just a month or so ago, the service told us that there are no phones certified for HDR streaming, it's a big progress.

Both the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are HDR10-capable, tagged with "Mobile HDR Premium" and "Dolby Vision" displays, respectively, so hopefully the S8 and S8+ will get certified by Netflix, too, along with more coming down the pipe, like Sony's Xperia XZ Premium, which actually has a 4K display, and is HDR-compliant as well. There are just about 20 HDR or Dolby Vision shows you can currently stream on Netflix, but with this pilot LG G6 certification, it's clear that our phones will soon become one more device where we will be able to enjoy the upcoming "wide color" revolution, and, given that more and more people are watching video on their handsets, one can only be happy about that.

source: Netflix

Related phones

  • Display 5.7 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI



17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

S8 and Note 8 will totally be supported. I hope Apple.jumps on this too.

3. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

But it's a phone! Small screen.

2. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

You can already download netflix 5.0.1 from apk mirror. It works on s8 but not sure if there is hdr yet.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

S8 hasn't granted this capability yet so STFU. This is all about G6.

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Isn't the S8 already HDR certified though?

1. TechGirl90 unregistered

Awesome! My G6 is ready! :)

4. Phonehex

Posts: 775; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Oh , poor you. so excited to watch HDR content on 5.7 inch screen. After 10 min you'll anyway switch back to your laptop or TV.

6. SyCo87

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

When you look at your phone close up, it'll be like looking at a big screen anyways.

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It doesn't work like that lol. Your eyes minimum focusing distance is 25cm, and it won't look nearly as good as on a 10-bit TV.

9. crzykiller

Posts: 91; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Tyrion... I mean you say a lot of good stuff on the site but what the hell are you talking about here? I can focus my eyes on something at about 13cm away. Where the hell did your 25cm come from? Also I personally find my OnePlus screen placed at a distance so it's the exact size of my tv looks a lot better than my 1080p TV. TVs rarely come properly calibrated and have a hell of a lot of garbage noise reduction and noise this and other useless options that make the picture look like ass compared to the raw image being sent directly to the phone screen.

12. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Just because it's sharp enough doesn't mean you can focus it. Smartphone screens are a lot worse for watching content. You can turn the noise reduction and sharpening off on the TV if you like. TVs can do a lot of processing to the output because they are not running on battery. The content will look much better unless you have a cheap TV. And talking about calibration and G6 in the same sentence tells me how much credibility you have.

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually, science has proven a young person can focus from 6.5 cm upwards. As you grow older, this distance becomes greater. But focussing on 13 cm is absolutely possible.

10. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

how often you guys are taking your 55" tv screen in train or plane?

11. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You're not getting enough connection to watch Netflix in train or plane anyway.

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

As far as I know, 2k HDR requires 8 - 10 Mbps. On a plane you wouldn't get that, but on a train (in my country) those speeds should be easily attainable in most parts of the country

21. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I don't even get 2G 90% of the time in train.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Wow that sucks. Guess it helps my country is really really small, so only in the real outskirts is there bad reception.

24. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

In big countries, there is a lot of open space. So while in train, there are sometimes a few hours before a city comes and you get decent reception.

25. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

in Europe you do! plus, you know you can download on Netflix for later watch, right?

27. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Europe has tiny countries. I only get 1GB per day on my LTE connection, so even downloading is not an option. In a train, I'd rather watch on my laptop than on a tiny screen.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have a Samsung Quantum DOT TV. What they are advertising as QLED. It supports HDR10 and when I record video in HER mode and play it back, it is amazing.

20. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Wow, they are not released here.I'm planning to get one of those.sknxe they are a lot cheaper than LG OLED.

8. TechGirl90 unregistered

LOL! Poor me?? you make it seem as though I regret my preference of what device I choose to watch content on, you also make it seem as though I'm saying the LG G6 will be the ONLY Device to watch Content on. This is for Travel or Portable purposes and not just for the usage of Netflix, on my Lunch Break if I want to see what's going on in the world, I watch a streaming of my Local News Station, if I want to be entertained, I watch a Video on Youtube, or watch a Netflix Series. You took my whole comment out of Context, not anywhere in my comment did I imply that Portable Entertainment will replace Home Entertainment, that's what you got out of it. -_- And after 10 minutes of watching "House Of Cards", I'm still using my LG G6 to watch the show on, and that's my prerogative, you have yours. I don't watch movies on my Laptop or Desktop Computer, I have a TV for that and a Smartphone if I want to go portable with my entertainment. I state five words that were Harmless, and already Cynical comments (like yours) come out the woodworks. So yeah, Poor me that I'm satisfied with watching content on my 5.7 Inch Display whenever I feel like it compared to watching it on Television. Please crawl back under your Bridge.

14. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Phonehex made a really stupid comment. I'm guessing he has something against women

26. Phonehex

Posts: 775; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Stop whining , i just made a point that its not that big of a deal . Such cry babies out here !

28. TechGirl90 unregistered

You made no point, All you did was moan about my comment that simply said "My G6 is ready" but your Dumbass made a Mountain out of a Zit, and read too much into it as if I was saying that Mobile Entertainment will replace Home Entertainment. Continue to develop, you Zygote!

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I guess she told

22. audibot

Posts: 689; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

and my s8

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