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Netflix goes on the aggressive with more HDR-enabled shows

By Liu Hongzuo - on 20 Apr 2016, 4:00pm

Netflix goes on the aggressive with more HDR-enabled shows

According to their blog entry, Netflix will be enabling HDR content across their show catalog. HDR content will come to both existing titles, as well as upcoming ones.

Netflix projected that they will see over 100 hours’ worth of HDR-enabled content by August, and the catalog includes a wide genre, ranging from docuseries, to anime, to Marvel-related drama serials. By the end of 2016, the catalog will sit at over 150 hours’ worth of HDR shows.

To enjoy Dolby Vision or HDR content, you will need the Ultra HD price plan (which also allows four devices to run Netflix concurrently), and a HDR-enabled television. Currently, the first season of the Netflix original series Marco Polo is HDR-ready.

The following titles are slated to get HDR-capable format down the road, and the list is not exhaustive since Netflix is still expanding its HDR catalog:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Bloodline
  • Chef’s Table
  • Hibana
  • Knights of Sidonia
  • Marvel’s Daredevil
  • Marvel’s Iron Fist
  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage
  • Marvel’s The Defenders
  • The Do-Over
  • The Ridiculous Six

HDR format for shows is still in its infancy, but its implementation is not exactly new either. Amazon Video offered HDR-enabled content as early as September 2015 – the linked article also explains what HDR truly offers to a viewer. Netflix itself was already putting on private HDR demonstrations at CES 2015 as well.

Source: Netflix