Windows 10 PCs get Netflix HDR support

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With 4K and HDR content already available on Netflix for consoles and TVs, the streaming company has added HDR support for compatible Windows 10 machines. In case you haven’t been following, HDR — or High Dynamic Range — provides a wider and richer colour range for a more immersive and lifelike viewing experience.

Netflix HDR support works on Windows 10 in both the Microsoft Edge browser and through the Windows 10 Netflix app. Of course, you’ll have to have an HDR capable display or laptop in order to take advantage of the wider colour range, as well as be a Netflix premium plan subscriber. A few of the current Netflix titles that support HDR include Chef’s TableStranger Things 2, and the upcoming WIll Smith Netflix Original movie Bright. In all, there are currently over 200 hours of HDR content available from Netflix.

The company also mentioned that this latest feature is the result of years of collaboration between Netflix, Intel, and other industry leaders. It started off with Intel and Nvidia developing GPUs that use the required 10 bits-per-channel for increased RGB colour support. With Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the HDR10 APIs that Netflix required to be able to update their app were finally available.

While the latest feature is currently only available in Edge and the Netflix app, Netflix is working to bringing HDR support and other features to additional browsers in the future.

What do you think about Netflix HDR support coming to compatible Windows 10 computers? Do you have an HDR-compatible display for your computer or laptop? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on December 20, 2017.


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