Nexflix To Support HDR Technology On Smartphones
With a goal to deliver superior quality videos even while streaming on a lower bandwidth, Netflix is all-set to provide support for HDR technology on smartphones. HDR quality is steadily gaining a wider global availability and becoming the standard quality across platforms.
HDR or high dynamic range video and image quality is a technology that attempts to recreate a photo according to what the human eye sees. So not only can you be able to see exactly what the storyteller is viewing, but it will also provide stills that have a better balance of light. Dark and light areas appear clearer, colours are sharper and more realistic, and shadows will be visible no matter how bright the sky is.
In a statement made at the MWC (Mobile World Congress), Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said, “Starting with the LG G6 phones that support both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 streams, Netflix would be supporting HDR on mobile devices”.
The CEO also said that TV shows and movies that support HDR on Netflix will be accessible for streaming on smartphones.
This development, means that users of Netflix will no longer need to purchase a high end TV to watch true HDR quality. Instead, the streaming service is bringing top image quality to the small screen, thus making it more widely available.
The company has been consistently working on new encoding techniques that can deliver high video quality with a low bandwidth. Hastings said, “Netflix will soon roll out new video encodes for mobile devices, providing someone who has an extremely poor internet connection, to watch. This was once considered impossible.”
These innovative encodes will allow those users who need to conserve their data, to stream videos for around 30 hours with a 2GB limit. Some of the shows available in HDR are, ‘Santa Clarita Diet’, ‘The OA’ ‘Chef’s Table’, and the ‘Marvel’ series.
While it was not confirmed when the HDR-supported shows will be up for streaming on smartphones, users can expect this to happen soon. Today’s devices are becoming more and more advanced, and are now capable of streaming higher qualities.
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by techtalks @TechTalks May 12, 2017 5:31 AM UTC