High Dynamic Range is all the rage these days when it comes to watching movies. Companies like Amazon and Netflix have supported it for quite some time, and now Google is now offering support, too.
Today Google announced that it now supports HDR playback in Google Play Movies & TV. It’s available to start in the United States and Canada, and Google says it’s available via the Chromecast Ultra as well. You’ll also need a TV that supports HDR to see any benefit.
HDR increases the image in a variety of ways, including deeper blacks, greater brightness, and overall better contrast. To start, Mad Max: Fury Road and Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them are available through Google Play Movies & TV with HDR support. Google says it’s working with Sony and Warner Bros. to bring even more movies to the digital marketplace at some point in the future.
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