Fans of inky blacks and bright highlights rejoice: Netflix now officially lists HDR support for Google’s Pixel 6, 6 Pro and more affordable 5A. That’s according to one of the streaming giant’s support pages, spotted by 9to5Google, which appears to have been updated some time after January 14. The update also seems to have mentioned that the phones will support HD on the service.
The update should mean owners of Google’s latest smartphones will have no problem watching HDR or HD content on Netflix. While the streaming service often lists new devices as compatible on the day of their release, such as with the Galaxy S21 series, there are occasionally times when support is not listed until much later, such as with the OnePlus 8.
It’s not entirely clear why Netflix hasn’t listed HDR or HD support on the Pixel 6’s lineup until now, but shortly after the phone’s release, users reported on Reddit that their phones don’t have HDR content from the service. seemed to be able to play properly. The problem doesn’t seem to have been universal, though, with other Reddit users reporting that they’ve been able to watch Netflix’s HDR content on their Pixel 6 devices from day one without any issues. Hopefully the update means the feature should now work for everyone.
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