Both LG and Samsung have announced that their new flagship smartphones, the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, have displays that can support UHD HDR content streaming. So naturally they are going to work with partners like Amazon Video to bring UHD HDR to mobile devices.
Netflix offers UHD content streaming on select devices but sadly that’s not going to be supported on the these handsets, at least not right now.
The Galaxy S8 has a HDR10 certified display and the LG G6 has a Dolby Vision screen, both have support for High Dynamic Range content. So they should be able to support HDR streaming on Netflix, but it’s not that easy. A Netflix customer support representative confirmed that while UHD streaming is available for some TVs and monitors, these devices are not compatible with the UHD feature yet.
Netflix’s representative also said that the company plans on updating the service so that it’s supported on more devices, but don’t expect to take full advantage of your new flagship’s HDR certified display, at least on Netflix for now. There are only about 20 shows on Netflix right now that are offering streaming in HDR so you aren’t missing out just yet anyway.
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