We’ve known for a while now that Netflix is going to bring HDR video streaming to Android-powered mobile devices. We have been eagerly awaiting this. There are two smartphones on the market right now that have mobile HDR-certified displays so when Netflix unleashes this feature, those who own these devices will be able to enjoy it.
Well Netflix has released support for HDR video streaming on Android but there is a catch.
Android users can stream video in HDR from Netflix right now. The catch is that it has only enabled support for just one of those two smartphones. It’s only the LG G6 right now that will allow its owners to stream HDR content from Netflix. More will come in time, but for now this is a start.
Netflix is using the Dolby Vision specification for mobile HDR vision. Only the LG G6 offers support for this specification which is why it’s the only smartphone to have support for HDR streaming at the moment. When other smartphones with Dolby Vision HDR support come along, Netflix HDR streaming will work with them too. The Galaxy S8 only has support for the Mobile HDR Premium specification that’s not supported by Netflix at this time for HDR streaming. If you have the LG G6, have fun with this feature.