Netflix HDR support appearing on Pixel 3 devices

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It appears some users have the unannounced feature on their Pixel 3 devices, while others don’t.

Netflix HDR support has been rolling out over the couple years or so, starting with the LG G6 back in May of 2017. The list of supported devices is growing steadily, sometimes announced, sometimes unannounced. One of those unannounced additions seems to be the Pixel 3/3 XL from Google.

Scrolling through the Netflix app on my Google Pixel 3 this morning, I noticed the HDR tag beside Bird Box, something I haven’t seen on mobile yet. One of our other writers confirmed it is also showing on his Pixel 3 XL. I did a quick Google search and it appears some users have the feature on their Pixel 3 devices, while others don’t. This would indicate some sort of server-side rollout which quite often happens with new features.

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Screenshot showing the Netflix HDR tag on a Pixel 3.

HDR comes in two formats: HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The Pixel 3 and its larger sibling both support HDR and are UHDA certified. As for which specification the Pixel 3s follow is something we’re currently trying to track down, however most of the Android devices listed by Netflix support Netflix HDR with HDR10.

Netflix is available in Dolby Vision on the Android devices below:

  • LG G6

Netflix is available in HDR10 on the Android devices below:

  • Honor 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei P20
  • LG G7
  • LG G7 One
  • LG Q9 One
  • LG X5
  • LG V30
  • LG V35
  • LG V40
  • Razer Phone
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ1
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ3

As you can see, the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL aren’t listed yet but when they are, we’ll know which HDR version the devices follow. In addition, the iPad Pro 2nd generation or higher and iPhone 8 or higher also support Netflix HDR with Dolby Vision.

What do you think about Netflix HDR support coming to the Pixel 3/3 XL? Are you seeing it on your device yet? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

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