Netflix Updates iOS Apps to Support HDR Content


Netflix has had support for HDR content on mobile devices for a bit of time now, but, up until recently, that wasn’t available for any iOS devices — because the hardware didn’t support it.

But that’s finally changing, thanks to the brand new iPad Pro lineup, both the 2017 9.7- and 12.9-inch models, as well as the upcoming iPhone X. Today, Netflix officially updated the iOS app to support HDR content on some iOS devices, as well as behind-the-scenes tweaks and improvements. Of course, older iPhone models, and even the brand new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, don’t support HDR.

Finding HDR content on Netflix is pretty straightforward for the most part, as Netflix should have a dedicated list showcasing which content will support it. However, if you need to find content, just do a search inside the app for “HDR.” That will populate the list of titles that support high dynamic range.

It shouldn’t be too surprising, but the majority of content in the list will be directly from Netflix itself. There is a range of content, though, including documentaries, original television shows, and movies, so there should be stuff to watch on your brand new iPhone X or 2017 iPad Pro.

Apple supporting HDR isn’t just available on the iPhone X or new iPad Pro models, either. Netflix supports 4K HDR content via the Apple TV 4K set-top box, which officially goes on sale this Friday, September 22. It costs $179 to start, and, according to reviews, it’s a pretty top-of-the-line set-top box, even if it is pricey.


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