Netflix offers HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Netflix offers HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Netflix is adding high dynamic range video streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The feature will allow Galaxy Note 8 users to see video streamed by Netflix in richer color and with higher contrast. According to the video streamer's support page, other handsets receiving HDR streaming of movies and television shows on Netflix include the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the Sony Xperia XZ1. These devices must be running the latest firmware available for HDR playback to work correctly.

The Netflix support page also notes that the LG G6 is the lone Android model that runs Netflix in Dolby vision. That is another high dynamic range technology that Netflix supports. And while the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 all carry displays that will run HDR streaming content, it is Netflix that doesn't support the HDR streams for those phones at this time.
The Galaxy Note 8 supports HDR10, and it can reach a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. That compares to 570 nits on the Galaxy S8 and 632 nits on the Apple iPhone 7.

source: Netflix via TechRadar

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The Galaxy Note 8 supports HDR10, and it can reach a peak brightness of 1,200 nits." Still haven't seen an article reporting on the news of the Note8 having the best display, as per Displaymate... Or did I miss it?

7. Nomotrolls

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

You know this is bull right here display mate states S8 has a peak brightness of over 1000 nits highest they have tested. This article states 500 plus both have the same screen same hdr tech . Its like everyone is trying to get people to buy the note 8 over the IMO better S8 plus.

13. thxultra

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

The only thing better about the S8+ is the bigger battery but every battery test I have seen shows the note 8 last longer. The Note 8 is a better phone all the way around. More ram, better camera, s-pen, less curved screen etc.

2. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Why did you mention iPhone ???

3. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Because the iPhone 7 has one the brightest displays on the market and they are describing how much brighter the Note 8's display is.

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Brightness don't mean a thing when comes are washed out

5. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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6. darkkain

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Any news about when will they give support for Galaxy S8 ? Never ?

8. Nomotrolls

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

The S8 plus can get hdr now via a netflix apk online its all marketing games to sell the note 8. Its not brighter plus this article is false . No one has tested the brightness yet. But hey buy buy buy i guess is the moto

9. Nomotrolls

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

In real life tests people will see the note 8 is not as good as the s8 plus. Ive seen battery vids now showing custome s8 plus with a gazillion apps runing customs a launcher against a new out of box note 8 and the difference is like a plus 10 mins to the note 8. S8 plus does have batter battery life and people will in real life tests not get anywere near the battery life they expect but hey pay the reviewers to sell your phones.

11. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Samsung will send a software update that increases the battery drain in s8 plus and make it worser than note 8... have you ever wondered how a feature packed Note8 with lesser battery capacity, with slightly larger screen than s8plus could out perform s8 plus? thru a software update bro!! :D

12. Nomotrolls

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

Yeah i think your right tbh since these reviews on battery performance have started ive been baffled. Same chipset same screen tech bigger display, smaller same tech battery better battery life :I I like samsung products thats why i have a s8 plus but people are blind to the point they refuse logic

10. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Looks like Samsung forgets their phones after a single release of a new phone lol.

14. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Galaxy S8 also supports HDR10, yet still no support over 4 months down the road.

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