Netflix's mobile app is about to get an upgrade. An update is due soon that will add HDR compatibility – that stands for high dynamic range.
HDR is a technology from photography that increases the difference between the light and dark parts of the image, giving it more depth and making it look more lifelike.
However, as things stand, only one phone will be able to benefit from the update: the LG G6.
The G6 is the first smartphone to offer Dolby Vision, a form of HDR. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ also support HDR, but not of the Dolby Vision variety.
Both are expected to be certified for Dolby Vision at some point in the near future.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offer select content in HDR for viewers with a compatible telly.
Whether you need HDR on a small screen like a smartphone is up for debate. But anything that improves picture quality gets two thumbs up from us.