Great news for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users who are subscribers of Netflix. The media streaming company has silently added HDR support on these devices recently and many users are still not aware if they have it. You can check for the “HDR” sign below the video instead of “HD” and if it is showing up, you can start watching your favourite shows and movies in HDR.
The HDR viewing option is already available on several smartphones that support Android 5.0 and above. You check from this list and see if your phone is compatible with the latest Netflix update. Coming back to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the update promises to bring in a better and more vivid viewing experience for the users who want to test the colour range on the Pixel’s display.
Netflix is delivering load of contents in HD, 4K and now a newer option of HDR, giving more flexibility to the users to select their desired video quality and output. If you are a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL user and still not able to spot the HDR icon, there are chances that the update is rolling out gradually and will be available soon as reported by Android Police:
For whatever reason, some folks with Pixel 3 and 3 XLs don’t have the HDR badge on supported content, so it’s possible that the feature is still rolling out. The first reports only started coming in last night, and so far as we can tell, the change isn’t associated with any one version or update. If it’s a server-side switch, it could take a while longer to hit all supported devices.