Google Play Movies now streams HDR for select movies
Google play movies has finally introduced High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback for movies and Tv shows streaming. The feature is currently available only in the US and Canada.
HDR for TVs shakes up your viewing experience by showing you a more realistic image, one with more contrast, brightness and wider range of colors so that you can see more details in the darkest and brightest parts of an image.
The new Google play Movies feature is now available for select movies and TV shows and requires an HDR-compatible monitor or TV to fully enjoy the upgrade. If you have a non-smart TV, you can still enjoy the feature by using Google Chromecast Ultra.
HDR-compatible TVs with Google Cast functionality built in (including Sony, Vizio, etc.) can stream the richer colors and deeper contrast that you see with HDR.
Google hasn't published a comprehensive list of available HDR movies and tv shows, it's up to you to search for them. For the latest addition, search for “HDR movies” in the Play Movies search box and make your selection.
Available HDR-compatible movies include: Mad Max: Fury Road, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts; The Lego Movie (and The Lego Batman Movie); Kong: Skull Island. More additions are coming to the platform.
Android smartphones are recently designed with HDR playback compatibility such as the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 but Google is focusing it's HDR promotion on TVs.