Netflix’s catalog of 4K titles has grown over the past couple of years to now be 10 times more than when it started, and the streaming service has announced overnight that it now plans to grow it’s catalog of High Dynamic Range titles at a similar pace.
Netflix is adding over 100 hours of HDR programming by August, with more than 150 hours slated by the end of the year.
While 4K offers more pixels, HDR offers better pixels that have greater depth. Basically this means on HDR screens you get brighter highlights, more detail in dark scenes, and a wider color range that more closely matches the real world.
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“It wasn’t so long ago that online video meant grainy quality and constant buffering, but today the Internet is the home of the best possible video you can get thanks to Ultra HD 4K and HDR,” Netfliz said in a statement.
“Today, you’re already able to watch Season One of the Netflix original series Marco Polo in HDR if you’re subscribed to the Ultra HD (4 screens at a time) price plan and have a 2016 Dolby Vision or HDR-enabled television from the top TV manufacturers.”
The titles Netflix plan to plan available in both Dolby Vision and HDR formats include A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bloodline, Chef’s Table, Hibana Knights of Sidonia, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders, The Do-Over and The Ridiculous Six.
“We’re looking forward to providing a visually stunning experience across a diverse slate of content to Netflix members all over the world,” Netflix said. “whether it’s a docuseries about international culinary talents, Japanese anime, or TV shows about fighting crime in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen.”