Netflix HDR and Dolby Vision Added to iOS 11

Netflix has been supporting high-end streaming features such as HDR on Android for a while now. Even if the support has been centered on the more high-end products like LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple hardware has largely been deemed unworthy of said support, until now.

The launch of the new iPhone 8/8 Plus duo as well as the iPhone X has opened up the platform to new value-based additions from services such as Netflix. As a result, viewers on the platform will get to experience Dolby Vision HDR, which should feature higher contrasts and saturation levels, on supported content.

Other than the new iPhones, the second-generation iPad Pro is also getting Dolby Vision support. The support will be extended to both the 10.5 and 12.9-inch models. Users only need to update their apps to their latest versions, before they can start availing the said features.

Netflix Premium Needed

To get access to supported content, users will need to subscribe to Netflix’s premium $11.99 per month package, the only package which supports HDR content. It also supports up to four displays concurrently, and features resolution of up to 4K UHD, which is ideal for consuming content on the new iPhone X.

HDR content on Netflix is largely supported only by the service’s own original series currently. However, that is not a drawback given that it includes most of the new content that has been brought there.

Apple’s Push for HDR and 4K Content

Netflix’s expansion will sit along with Apple’s own emphasis on 4K and HDR content, particularly with the launch of the new Apple TV 4K, which brings support for HDR 10 and 4K content, which will be available in prices similar to their FHD counterparts. Both of these could potentially give Apple the boost that it needs.


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