Google Play Movies now supports 4K HDR playback

July 12th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Google Play Movies & TV has quietly gained 4K HDR support today, following the rollout of non-HDR 4K content late last year. So if you have a device (or TV) that supports 4K HDR, you can now take advantage of that great image quality if Play Movies is your thing.

This may work with HDR-capable phones such as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, but Google’s focus is on HDR-compatible TVs with Cast built-in. If you don’t own one of those, you can still see HDR if you use a Chromecast Ultra plugged into an HDR TV. Oddly enough, HDR isn’t supported in Android TV…

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