Netflix certifies its first phone for HDR and Dolby Vision streaming... yep, it's the LG G6
by Daniel Petrov / May 09, 2017, 6:46 AM
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.
Awesome! My G6 is ready! :)
posted on May 09, 2017, 7:12 AM 3
Posts: 699; 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.
posted on May 09, 2017, 8:25 AM 0
Posts: 85; 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.
posted on May 09, 2017, 11:30 AM 2
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.
posted on May 09, 2017, 12:23 PM 0
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.
posted on May 09, 2017, 9:12 AM 9
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!
posted on May 10, 2017, 9:29 AM 0
Posts: 263; 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. http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/n
posted on May 09, 2017, 7:35 AM 1
Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012
S8 hasn't granted this capability yet so STFU. This is all about G6.
posted on May 09, 2017, 8:34 AM 1
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):