HDR content through Google Play Movies now works on SHIELD TV and more

Google’s Play Movies service supports HDR Video, but few devices have been able to take advantage of it. While the selection is somewhat limited, it’s growing, and now, Android TV models support HDR playback through Play Movies.

SHIELD TV and Sony Android TV owners, rejoice! In the next day or so you’ll be able to watch select movies and shows with HDR so long as you live in a country where it’s supported. HDR is the very latest technology for high-quality video bringing color accuracy, contrast level and brightness to a whole new level.

Unlike most updates, this one arrived server-side in the Play Movies app for these Android TV devices. There’s nothing you have to do but wait until it lands on your unit. You’ll be able to tell on your TV, which will show an HDR content section in the Play Store once the update is received. Make sure everything is up to date.

In order to experience HDR, you must have HDR compatible hardware, just like you need a 4K TV to watch 4K footage. Compatible movies and shows that support HDR will have an HDR mention under the additional information section. Sometimes HDR content comes at a higher price tag. Hopefully more devices gain HDR compatibility soon.

If you have the update, let us know in the comments below!

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